Squad Training for Teenagers & Adults

Extend your swimming ability with YMCA Squad Training

You've got the basics right, now what's next? YMCA Squads provides training sessions for swimmers who are wanting the take the next step. Our Squads programme is based on ability and refines basic skills while building on the technical ability and fitness of swimmers in all strokes. Squad members are introduced to racing techniques, time trials and competition.

Our progressions are clearly defined throughout our lesson plans whilst they are structured they also allow for personalisation to each swimmer.

YMCA Squads in Auckland also offers great coaching to swimmers who want a pathway into competitive swimming, water polo, surf lifesaving and many more aquatic related activities.

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Benefits of Squad Training

  • Enhance swimming technique
  • Improve fitness levels
  • Competitive racing preparation
  • Social engagment
  • Provides exercise for a healthy lifestyle
Our programme runs all year round with Private and Holiday Lessons options avaliable to too!

Programme Accreditations

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Squad Levels & Progressions

Orca Transition

  • 50m Freestyle
  • 50m Backstroke
  • 25m Breaststroke
  • 25m Butterfly kick

Orca Development

  • 100m Freestyle
  • 100m Backstroke
  • 50m Breaststroke
  • 25m Butterfly drills

Orca Elite

  • 200m Freestyle
  • 200m Backstroke
  • 100m Breaststroke
  • 25m Butterfly

Orca Super Elite

  • 400m Freestyle
  • 400m Backstroke
  • 200m Breaststroke
  • 50m Butterfly
  • 100 Individual Medley

Orca Training

  • 800m Freestyle
  • 800m Backstroke
  • 400m Breaststroke
  • 50m Butterfly
  • 200m Individual Medley

Swimming Clubs & Training at YMCA Auckland

Why Choose Us

Qualified Instructors

To ensure you receive the highest teaching quality our swim teachers receive on-going training, are AUSTSWIM qualified and are police checked. We have a variety of different teachers to suit your needs

Low Instructor To Student Ratios

Maximising potential and seeing swimmers progress is important to us. We aim to keep our instructor to student ratios as low as possible to ensure the best learning results.

Sessions Weekdays & Weekends

We understand that schedules can be busy that's why we offer swimming lessons 7days a week. With a number of different options available we are sure to have a class that suits you

Award Winning

YMCA Swim Schools have been recognised recipients for a number of AUSTSWIM Aotearoa awards in 2015 and 2016. Awards include; Swim Centre of the Year, Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety, Teacher of Infant and Preschool and Presenter of the Year.

Free Assessments

Before you begin lessons with us we offer a free assessment to ensure your child is in the right level for their development. Throughout the programme children are continually assessed and will be moved up once they have achieved the level goals requirements.

Purpose Built & Heated Pool

No matter what the weather, we have indoor heated pools perfect for swimming all year round. Our purpose built facilities are designed for ease of use with baby change tables and family changing rooms situated readily on poolside

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