We have a passion to bring back the fun and enthusiasm towards swimming whether it be through technique development, competition, fitness, leisure or performance. With experienced and enthusiastic coaches on deck, we are proud to call ourselves a family orientated business who thrive on participation and personal goal achievements. We want to not only to provide an opportunity for swimmers to strive to be their best at swimming but to enjoy the sport and have enjoyment by being a part of a team as well.
Brett Hallam has been appointed Head Coach at Menai Swim Academy Pool. Brett is an experienced Swimmer, who is now an Elite Triathlete still competition in Australia. Brett holds various Learn to Swim and Coaching Certificates along with First Aid and Working with children Check.
Swimmers must supply their own equipment, sharing other swimmers equipment will not be allowed and there is no equipment available at the pool. If swimmers do not have the required equipment.
Listed below is the equipment each swimmer is required to bring to each and every training session:
Swimming Goggles plus spare pair
Towel & Costume
We have 5 different competitive streams in our swim program which is all run at Menai Swim Academy premises.
Menai Swim Academy offers a squad program that caters for swimmers of all abilities, be they competitive or just wanting to stay fit.
Our aim of our program is to group swimmers together that have very similar skills and speeds – it allows our coaches to work more closely with the group and develop these skills and speeds without the stretch of abilities. This is why we do testing at the beginning and end of term.
Our squad levels focus on speed-based sets – naturally skill refinement is continued, and this will be evident as times get faster.
We encourage our squad swimmers to enter competitions so that they can start to feel the adrenalin and the typical nerves experienced in competitions and how to cope with being in this environment.
With many schools starting their squads around 7 years old, our squads are an essential complement to children wanting to swim competitively for their school team or looking to continue swimming competitively outside of school.
We are committed to;
“Saving lives today and inspiring the champions of tomorrow”
Mini Squad is our transition level into squads where swimmers start to learn lane etiquette, sink set push starts, tumble turns, begin to perfect and iron out their Freestyle and Backstroke technique and gain speed.
They will be challenged to complete Breaststroke and Butterfly strokes over 25 meters.
At this level mini squad swimmers start to perform proper turns at the wall and learning to understand times and competition rules.
We encourage our mini squad swimmers to enter (friendly) competitions.
Development squad follows on from mini squad level to encourage swimmers to develop their speed and efficiency even more.
They will be able to complete a legal 200m swim in Freestyle & 100m Backstroke, Breaststroke and Individual Medley.
We continue to correct and build the swimmers Butterfly technique over 50m, as technique is top priority for us.
Advance squad swimmers are continuing to focus on new skills but at the same time preparing them with the challenges of competitive swimming such as stamina, speed, power and getting the swimmers to get used to well thought out swim sets.
The swimmers will be introduced into proper swimming sets to prepare them for the challenges ahead with competitive training.
These challenges include longer swim sets, more in-depth speed sets to encourage both endurance and speed. But continuing the focus on perfecting technique. They also work on perfecting starts, turns and finishes.
PERFORMANCE & PLATINUM SQUADS
Our Performance & Platinum Squad start preparing swimmers for short course and long course competitions depending on the season.
Sessions are 1.5 hours long with each day being a different coaching emphasis. Each session is well thought out to help develop the swimmers’ strengths and weaknesses. Each session finishes off with 15/20min of Dry-land training.
We continue to build the swimmers strength, speed, endurance in the water while working on technique and race work/time work (pacing) preparing them for all scenarios within the competitive league.