The Pymble Competition Stream provides a platform where champions can grow in a supported, professional and fun environment.

By focusing on technique, swimmers aim to achieve the standards of our Pymble stroke models*.

With further development of speed, race skills, physical capacities, strength, power, resilience and race intelligence we will ultimately produce swimmers as athletes.

They will be goal-oriented, accountable to their team and develop a sense of pride and ownership of their performances.

Through the Pymble team values, coaches will hone in on the mental, spiritual and physical components required to become a successful and happy swimmer.

Targeted Meets
1Pymble Mini-Meets
2KPSC Club meets
3 Local Development meets
4Local invitational meets
5Speedo Sprint Series
6SMNE championships
7NSW Metro Championships
8NSW JNR State Championships
9NSW SNR State Championships
10NSW State Open Championships
11Australian Age Championships
12Australian Open Championships
13Australian Trials
14School carnivals/School selection meets

Streams

School year guideYears 2 to 5
FocusTechnique, skills and aerobic development
Commitment2-3 sessions per week
Aims and Requirements* Progress to Star
* Improve racing skills
* Complete training reflections
* Introduce team values
* Support Pymble Swimming holiday clinics
Land TrainingBody awareness, mobility and flexibility
Required KitShort fins and long fins
Targeted Meets1, 2, 3, 4 and 14
Entry criteria* Upheld 95% Tiger Shark attendance
* Complete Tiger Shark exit criteria
* Raced in Mini Meets
* Considering membership of KPSC
* Willing to race at targeted meets
* Coachable – positively respond to feedback

School year guideYears 3 to 6
FocusTechnique, skills, aerobic development and speed
Commitment3-4 sessions per week
Aims and Requirements* Progress to Cadet
* Qualify for SMNE and Metro
* Complete training and racing reflection
* Learning team values
* Support Pymble Swimming holiday clinics
Land TrainingBody awareness, mobility and flexibility
Required KitShort fins, small pull buoy, snorkel
Targeted Meets1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 14
Entry criteria* Upheld 95% Mini attendance
* Great training and team etiquette in Mini squad
* Competitive member of KPSC
* Compete at targeted meets
* Coachable – positively respond to feedback
* Complete entry sets*

School year guideYears 5 to 8
FocusTechnique, skills, aerobic development, speed, and intro to race pace training
Commitment4+ sessions per week
Aims and Requirements* Progress to Engine
* Qualify for NSW Metro and State
* Complete training and racing reflections
* Guided by team values
* Support Pymble Swimming holiday clinics
Land TrainingBody awareness, mobility, flexibility and body weight strength training
Required KitShort fins, pull bouy, small paddles, snorkel
Targeted Meets1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 , 9 and 14
Entry criteria* Upheld 95% Star attendance
* Great training and team etiquette in Star squad
* Achieved 3+ SMNE QTs
* Competitive member of KPSC
* Compete at targeted meets
* Coachable – positively respond to feedback
* Complete entry sets*

School year guideYears 7 to 10
FocusTechnique, skills, capacity, race pace training and speed
Commitment5+ sessions per week
Aims and Requirements* Progress to Pride
* Improve Rankings at State and qualify for National age
* Complete performance Reflection and goal setting
* Living team values
* Support Pymble swimming and KPSC training camps
Land TrainingBody awareness, mobility, flexibility and strength training
Required KitShort fins, pull bouy, small paddles, snorkel and sponge
Targeted Meets2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 and 14
Entry criteria* Upheld 95% Cadet attendance
* Great training and team etiquette in Cadet squad
* Achieved 2+ LC State Age QTs
* Competitive member of KPSC
* Compete at targeted meets
* Coachable – positively respond to feedback
* Complete entry sets*

School year guideYears 9 and above
FocusTechnique, skills, capacity, power and speed
Commitment7+ sessions per week
Aims and Requirements* Compete at Aus Trials and improve National Rankings
* Selection on NSW and Aus squad/team
* Complete performance reflection and goal setting
* Leading team values
* Support Pymble swimming and KPSC training camps
Land TrainingKinaesthetic body awareness, mobility, flexibility, strength and power training
Required KitFins, PB, snorkel, sponge, band, small and big paddles
Targeted Meets2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14
Entry criteria* Upheld 95% Engine attendance
* Excellent training and team etiquette in Engine squad
* Achieved National QTs
* Competitive member of KPSC
* Compete at targeted meets
* Coachable – positively respond to feedback

*Each squad has entry sets with specific parameters that the coaches use to help determine if swimmers are ready to make the final progression. Technique will be aligned with the Pymble stroke model for each squad level whilst performing these sets.

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