Squads

Training Squad Structure

• Development Squad (entry level)
o Sessions per week – one or more
o Expectations – punctual to sessions
o Competing – there is an opportunity to do this at the Junior Carnivals which have ‘have a go races’ It is not a requirement

• Multi-Sport (squad training without commitment to compete/step up from Development)
o Swim at the same time as Mini-Comp without the requirement to compete and can access the have a go races.

• Mini-Comp (competing)
o Sessions per week 3 to 5.
o Expectations – punctual, own swim gear.
o Competing – junior carnivals where applicable and any swim meets that they are eligible for.

• Mini-Comp Gold (transition to Comp) Sessions per week 3 to 5.
o Expectations – punctual, own swim gear.
o Competing – all relevant meets.

• Comp Squad - National Division II or National Age Group Level and higher 
o Sessions per week up to 8 with a minimum of 4.
o Expectations- punctual, committed, own swim gear
o Competing – all relevant meets.

Squad selection is at the sole discretion of the coaching team.

Training Times

Comp Squad & Mini-Comp Gold: 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday mornings 5.45am - 7.15/7.30am; Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings 5.15/5.30pm - 7.15pm; Saturday mornings 7am-9am.

Mini-Comp Squad:
Training is available Monday to Friday afternoons 4.30pm - 6pm; Monday and Wednesday mornings 5.45am – 7.15am.

Development Squad:
Training is available Monday to Friday afternoons 3.30pm – 4.30pm; Monday and Tuesday evenings 6pm – 7pm. During term time only.

Fees

Fees are made up of three components: 
• an annual membership fee of $30 (paid by all members to the club)
• an annual fee to Canterbury West Coast Swimming and Swimming New Zealand (paid through the club in order to compete)
• coaching fee and pool entry (paid directly to Waimakariri District Council)
The coaching fee will vary depending on which squad you are in and how many times a week you swim. Current coaching fees and the fee structure can be obtained from Dudley Aquatic Centre or from Brigitte. Arrangements for sickness are also available from pool staff, as are payment plans. 

Fee adjustments will be made if swimmers are going to be away for two weeks or more (and this is only allowable twice a year), but two weeks’ notice of this must be given. The same two weeks’ notice applies for swimmers wanting to stop training.

Club Fees
$30.00 per year for a non competitive member.
$65.00 per year for a competitive member
$85.00 per year for membership to Swim NZ & Swim Canterbury
This totals $150.00 if you are a competitive swimmer

Current WaiSwim Coaching Fees
Development / Multi Sport: once per week $79.20 or twice a week $137.00 per term.
Mini Comp $62.60 per month
Mini Comp Gold $78.60 per month
Division II $94.60 per month – Part of Comp Squad but competing at National Division II level. 
National Age Groups $126.50 per month – Part of Comp Squad but competing at National Age Group Level

Swim Gear

Suggested swim gear suppliers:
Swimmerbro superstore
SwimT3

Development Squad/Multi-Sport swimmers require only the basic equipment:
• Togs
• Goggles
• Hair ties or caps (long hair must be tied back or capped)
• Drink Bottle

Multi-Sport swimmers 
• Togs
• Goggles
• Hair ties or caps (long hair must be tied back or capped)
• Drink Bottle
• Fins - optional

Mini-Comp swimmers require:
• Togs
• Goggles
• Hair ties or caps 
• Fins
• Kickboard
• Pullbuoy
• Finger pads
• Mesh bear bag
• Drink Bottle

Mini-Comp Gold and Comp swimmers require:
• Togs
• Goggles
• Hair ties or caps 
• Short and Long Fins
• Kickboard
• Pullbuoy
• Finger pads
• Mesh bear bag
• Drink Bottle
• Snorkel
• Sponge

Uniform Requirements

We are proud of our uniform. At swim meets, all competitors must wear the appropriate uniform poolside.
Have-a-go swimmers are only required to have a club swimming cap. For all other competitors, the minimum required is:
• Black or blue togs
• Official North Canterbury printed silicon caps (navy/white writing) – available from the Coaches
• Official club polo shirt
• Official club shorts
• Official North Canterbury hoodie.

Club track pants are also available, and compulsory for Comp Squad. Club tracksuits tops are optional. 
Swimmers should arrive at swim meets in uniform. A thermal or polyprop is a good idea beneath your club shirt and it is expected that you wear socks and footwear poolside to keep warm. Swimmers should also leave meets in uniform.

Some of the more advanced swimmers in the club use specialised swimwear such as Speedo Aquablades. These can be bought online through the web sites noted under "Swim Gear". These suits are not generally purchased unless attending National competitions such as Div II or NAGS (see later for description) and never worn for training.

FINA has strict guidelines on which suits are permitted. Details are available on the Swimming New Zealand website. 
It should also be noted that wearing two suits at the same time in competition will lead to disqualification.
Please ask Lisa Lloyd (ph 03 3126933) if you have any questions regarding uniform.

Club Uniform Subsidy

Uniform Requirement and Club Subsidy 
Each of the following squads is required to have the noted uniforms. Note the subsidy % listed is for the first uniform set only.

Development

· No uniform requirement or subsidy


Mini Comp

· Shorts – 40%

· Polo – 40%

· Hoodie – 40%

· Track pants and top optional – no subsidy


Mini Comp Gold

· Shorts – 40%

· Polo – 40%

· Hoodie – 40%

· Track pants and top optional – no subsidy


Comp

· Shorts – 60%

· Polo – 60%

· Hoodie – 60%

· Track pants – 60%

· Track top – optional – no subsidy

It is worth noting that most swimmers have chosen not to purchase track tops.

We will be adding a downloadable order form shortly for your convenience.

Training Expectations

• Swimmers need to be warmed up before they are due to start.
• Swimmers need to have all the necessary gear ready for swimming. 
• Phone or text if you are not attending swimming (Brigitte 027 249 1703; Michaela 021 151 8876).

If you have problems with anything to do with swimming, please approach the coach. It is best to air problems and clear up confusions before they become major issues.

Be polite to the pool staff, fellow swimmers, coaches, parents and committee members. All these people are giving up their time for you!