SQUAD PROGRAM

Pathway to the elite.

Aquastar Swim Schools’ Squad program caters for advanced swimmers to develop skills beyond the basic Learn to Swim and provide a pathway to elite National and International competition.

Our Squad program is carefully planned with a strong emphasis on quality rather than quantity. It is designed to identify swimming talent and transition them into club swimming should it be the path the swimmers wish to take.

Our swim school acts as a feeder school into the Haileybury Aquatic Swim Club, which is based at Keysborough and run by one of our Coaches, Kelly Stubbins (former Australian Commonwealth Swimmer).

We have a fantastic team of extremely experienced and passionate coaching staff, with 5 Bronze Level Coaches and 12 teachers with their AUSTSWIM Competitive Strokes Award. We are dedicated to continuous professional development of all our staff and provide in-house training on all aspects of swimming as well as attending external courses.

OUR PROGRAM

JUNIOR SQUAD

Class Duration: 45 minutes

Junior Squad aims to improve freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke technique, and develop strong butterfly skills. There is an objective to increase distance while maintaining form. It also focuses on the correct starts, turns, and finishes for each stroke. A 200m survival swim incorporating the three survival strokes is incorporated.

SQUAD

Class Duration: 60 minutes

Swimmers will continue to further develop their technique with a greater focus on stroke efficiency. With increased efficiency, speed will increase and endurance will develop. Race techniques are taught and achieving a time of under 1min 50sec for 100m freestyle is a major goal. A 600m unaided continuous survival swim should be able to be achieved.

OUR COACHES

MORAN GALDOR

Moran’s experience competing in triathlons, as well as each of the individual disciplines, lead him to work with other athletes to help them improve their technique and reach their goals. This began in 1999 when he worked with athletes as part of pre-army preparation. He quickly progressed into coaching in his field of triathlon, where he took it to the next level focusing on individualising each discipline.

Today, Moran works with athletes in Australia, Europe, and Asia as a triathlon coach. He also trains athletes in cycling and cross country running, and conducts personal and group training.

However, his main focus and passion is swimming.

QUALIFICATIONS
 

Moran Galdor

HAMISH MEACHEM

An enthusiastic swimmer, Hamish gained his Bronze Medallion as part of his primary school’s Learn to Swim Program. Keen to share his love of the sport and the water, he commenced his own swimming teacher training in 2009. He started teaching Learn to Swim and quickly progressed to coaching junior and development squads.

From 2013 to 2018 he ran the swimming program at Camberwell Grammar School, working with students of all levels of ability from years 7 to 12 in both a Learn to Swim and competitive squad environment. During this time the competitive squad tripled in size and gained a large number of enthusiastic and committed swimmers, which led to sustained success both within the AGSV competition, many continually achieving personal bests.

Hamish endeavours to provide an environment whereby all students are warmly encouraged and able to develop their skills to the best of their ability in a safe and enjoyable way.

QUALIFICATIONS
 

Moran Galdor

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