Greydogs Swimming Club
The 2016-17 season will be the sixth year Greydogs Swimming Club has been in existence and we are excited by the fact that we are a young dynamic Club. The Club was established as the Greydogs Swimming Team needing more exposure to competitions.
The primary goal of the Club is to strive for swimming excellence. In addition, we nurture and develop life skills such as sportsmanship, perseverance, time-management, being part of a team, self-discipline and developing a positive attitude.
Greydogs Swimming Club received funding from NLC in July 2016. NLC supports the Club financially with player support in leagues (galas) and training of administrators and coaches.
Junior Club swimmer: Age 8 – 12yrs
The Junior Club swimmer trains 4 times a week, 2 to 2.5 km per session. Their sessions are 1hr to 1.5 hrs long. Stroke correction is addressed on a group basis and the swimmer is introduced to various training approaches, and fitness and drills. The emphasis is on extending endurance capacity, correct technique, gala preparedness and having fun.
We prefer our Junior Club Swimmers to have a solid foundation in Stroke Correction and Fitness Lessons with Greydogs or coming from another Swim School or Club. For the Junior Club to be optimally beneficial it is recommended that they join when they are can swim all four competitive strokes consistently correctly and have a good knowledge of the theory of swimming and base stamina i.e. are familiar and can demonstrate the various tips and drills and know different training sets. It is a requirement that all Junior Club swimmers train a minimum of 3 times a week. All of our Junior Club swimmers are WPA registered and part-take in WPA (Junior or Senior) league galas.
Senior Club swimmer: Age 11-16yrs
The Senior Club swimmer trains 7 to 8 times a week, 3.5 to 6kms per session. Their sessions vary from 1.5hr to 2hrs long. These are all swimmers who participate in Senior League galas. They all have a good solid base stamina and a history of swimming training and competing.
The Senior Club programme is designed around improving speed, endurance, strength, technique and performance. Participation in our Senior Club requires commitment, emotional maturity and a solid foundation in technique and fitness. It is a requirement that all Senior Club swimmers train a minimum of 5 times a week and prioritise their swimming over other sports.