Otters Squad (Max 24 swimmers)


This group is aimed at swimmers who are looking to gain training and competitive experience. Strokes are still being developed at this level, however, swimmers should be able to swim the four competitive strokes and turns at legal standard.


Able to swim 1500 – 2000 metre training session (with intervals between sets).

Able to perform a basic dive from the starting blocks with different techniques (grab/track start).

Able to swim:

  • Front crawl with bilateral breathing;
  • Backstroke;
  • Butterfly fundamentals (able to bring straight arms over the water);
  • Breaststroke, able to demonstrate general timing in the correct places, with correct leg action;
  • Be able to read the pace clock.


Attend at least three out of four swim sessions or 75% of the weekly training.

Attendance at competitions:

Competitions at this stage play an important role in swimmers development. Swimmers in this squad should compete at least once per month and attend time trials, Club Champs, Level 3 and Level 4 events supported by the Club and team galas when selected.

Aims & Objectives:

Aim: To enter novice galas as advised and organised by the Club and team events when chosen to represent the Club.

Objectives: Achieve race experience on all strokes from 50 to 100 metres and where an opportunity arises attempt 200 metre races (not butterfly).


  • Swimming hat + spare;
  • Swimming goggles + spare;
  • Water bottle;
  • Kick board;
  • Pull buoy;
  • Short fins;
  • Paddles.