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Mini

Mini is our first squad out of the Learn to Swim program. Swimmers have now progressed to the squad pool and will learn the fundamentals of training for competition, including training etiquette. The main focus is on stroke technique and skill development whilst increasing their training capacities.

Entry level into this squad requires swimmers to:

  • Capable of completing prescribed session content
  • Attend a minimum of two one hour sessions per week (maximum of four)
  • Swimmers are encouraged to be members of the Knox Pymble Swim Club and race at the Pymble Mini Meets and local meets

Please be aware that our Tuesday and Thursday morning sessions will have the luxury of having part of the class taught on the small pool. This will provide the swimmers with the opportunity to work closely on skills for the first half of the session and then endurance in the second half.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS: Mesh kit bag, two caps, two pairs of goggles and long soft fins.

PATHWAY: The pathway from Mini is to progress to the Stars squad or across to the swim stream.

SESSIONS OFFERED: 8 Per Week

RECOMMENDED ATTENDANCE: 2 Per Week

Monthly Fees:
Pymble Students:
$95.00 per month
Pymble Siblings: $115.00 per month
External  Swimmers: $135.00 per month

Stars

Swimmers in Stars will continue to focus on stroke and race skill development whilst increasing training capacity. This squad will grasp the concept of training to race. Dryland exercises specific to swimming will be introduced.

Entry level into this squad requires swimmers to:

  • Display technique and skills to squad standards
  • Be capable of completing training loads and intensities
  • Attend a minimum of two, and progressing to four sessions per week
  • Be coachable

Swimmers are highly encouraged to be members of the Knox Pymble Swim Club and race at the Pymble Mini Meets, local meets and Sydney Metro North East (SMNE) championships as they qualify.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS: Mesh kit bag, two caps, two pairs of goggles, pull buoy, snorkel, finger paddles and long soft or DMC fins.

PATHWAY: The pathway from Stars is to progress to the Cadets squad or across to the Swim Stream.

SESSIONS OFFERED: 8 Per Week

RECOMMENDED ATTENDANCE: 3 Per Week

DRY LAND SESSIONS OFFERED: 10 minute activation

Monthly Fees:
Pymble Students:
$95.00 per month
Pymble Siblings: $115.00 per month
External Swimmers: $135.00 per month

Cadets

This is a squad where athletes have shown excitement for the sport and embracing the mentality of training to race. They will have sound technique in all four strokes and be given the opportunity to improve their capacity and power using an individual medley base. The main focus and content of this squad will be on improving stroke  technique and race skills. They will be introduced gently to the qualities of ownership, accountability and self-management.

Entry level into this squad requires swimmers to:

  • Primary School student
  • Have a practiced training etiquette, stroke technique and skills
  • Attend a minimum of four one and half hour swim sessions and progress to half their age in sessions
  • Attend two 50 minute group core based land sessions (see schedule)
  • Be purposefully aiming to achieve SMNE, metropolitan and state qualifying times in multiple events
  • Capable of training loads and intensities
  • Possess a standard level of coach ability

All Cadet swimmers are expected to be a member of Knox Pymble Swim Club and race at Pymble Mini Meets, club, local meets and SMNE, metropolitan and state championships as they qualify.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS: Mesh kit bag, two caps, two pairs of goggles, short soft DMC fins, finger paddles, pull buoy and snorkel.

PATHWAY: The pathway from Cadets is to be selected for the Target squad, progress into Engine squad, or across to the Swim Sport squads.

SESSIONS OFFERED: 8 Per Week

RECOMMENDED ATTENDANCE: 4 to 6 Per Week Pool Sessions

DRY LAND SESSIONS OFFERED: 2 Sessions

Monthly Fees:
Pymble Students:
$115.00 per month
Pymble Siblings: $140.00 per month
External Swimmers: $150.00 per month

Next: Performance Stream

Prior to enrolling into the program, all new members are required to book an assessment to determine their level within the program.

Payment terms and conditions

  • You will be charged via direct debit on first business day of every month, for the month in advance.
  • Your debit amount is the same each month regardless the number of sessions you attend. If you have any questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact our administration team who will be happy to help you further.
  • If a scheduled direct debit payment is rejected for any reason, a fee of $10.00 will be charged for each failed direct debit payment.

Squad Policies

Enrolment Policy
All squad bookings act as a perpetual booking.

Your booking will automatically roll over from month to month unless you notify us otherwise in writing. Please refer to the cancellation policy.

The minimum enrolment period is one month. Once your booking is made, it is not possible to cancel for that calendar month.

Students are placed into squads based on their skill-based ability.

Cancellation Policy
In order to withdraw from your squads, we require notice 7 days prior to the beginning of the month in which you wish to stop your swimming lessons. A request for withdrawal inside of these seven days will not be approved.

In order to notify us of your intent to withdraw from your squad booking, please fill out a withdrawal form at the front desk. Our cancellation form is also accessible on the Pymble Skoolbag application for your convenience.

Refund Policy.

Refunds will only be issued in extenuating circumstances. Any requests for a refund must be applied for in writing and addressed to the Aquatic Centre Manager.

Any request for Family Credits will only be considered if there is an illness or injury that will affect the swimmers attendance for more than 4 weeks. In this instance a medical certificate must be received.

Faecal Response Policy

In the case of Faecal matter being reported within the pool, we are required by law, to immediately close the pool, while we remove the faecal matter and treat the pool chemically.

This will ensure the spread of infectious disease is not possible. In this case, we will need to cancel lessons.

Squad Procedures

Links Access Pass
On enrolment into our Squad swimming program, all registered children and adults will receive a access pass. This access pass will link to our computer software program to communicate that you are an active member in our program, allow us to see medical and contact information and manage your booking. Please ensure that each time you and your children come to their Squad lesson that this access pass is used to scan themselves into their class prior to the commencement of the class.
If a access pass is lost, a $10 fee will be charged for a new access pass.

Change Room Usage
Parents and children 5 years of age and over must use the locker room of their own sex.

Poolside Behavior and Safety
Please be respectful of all other families by making sure your children, whether in lessons or not, are being supervised at all times. A parent or caretaker must check each child in and is responsible for their safety and good behavior unless that child is in the water with their designated coach.

Swimming Caps
All Aquatic program users must wear a swimming cap in the pool at all times. Swimming caps are available for purchase at our front reception desk.

Pool Use
Children are not to use pool outside of their scheduled lesson times.

Photos
Pymble Swimming may occasionally take photos of your child during lesson times. These photos may be used on our website, social media or for promotional purposes. If you do NOT want photos taken of your child, please be sure to notify us.