Squads @ Kenmore State School and OLR

We are currently taking bookings for January holiday intensives! Holiday intensives will run from Monday January 18 to Friday January 22, 2021. Call Trish or Annabelle to secure your place.

At Kenmore State School we run classes in the mornings on Tuesdays and Fridays, and on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Regular school term sessions finish on the last day of term - Friday 11th December 2020 (10 week term).

At OLR we run learn to swim classes on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Regular school term sessions finish on Thursday 3rd December 2020 (8 week term).

We grade our students into three rough groups, with ability and age taken into account when grading.  Inside each group we then grade further, so that your child is swimming with students of comparable ability.  These squads run during Term 1 and Term 4 of the school year and in the summer school holidays as week long intensive programs.

Mini squad

First step after graduating from learn to swim is mini-squad. These sessions are generally 45 minutes long and focus on building technique and strength.  We introduce these swimmers to diving and turning, with the emphasis, again, on technique. We recommend that mini squad swimmers come twice a week.  We can now offer mini-squads in the heated pool of Our Lady of the Rosary school in Kenmore.  Please ask Trish or Annabelle for details.

Squad swimmers

Advanced squad

Our advanced squad is aimed squarely at building streamlined swimmers. Building on the foundations laid down in mini squad we focus on 'keeping shape' in the water while increasing our speed and strength.  These sessions usually last an hour to an hour and quarter. We recommend that our advanced squad swimmers come three times a week for maximum effectiveness.  Advanced squad is run in the larger pool at Kenmore State School.

High school fitness squad

We don't run the high school squad during winter. This squad is all about fitness and endurance! Most of our swimmers in this squad have graduated from the advanced squad and are in high school. We like to challenge these swimmers, while keeping it fun at the same time. We have two specific sessions for high school students and invite them to combine with the adult squad on the 'off' days. High school fitness squad is run in the larger pool at Kenmore State School.