Swim Academy

Welcome to our swim academy based at Splash Palace. Once you have learnt to swim you will move into the sharks squad swimming 2 sessions a week.

This squad is learning beautiful technique in butterfly backstroke breastroke and freestyle. 
Sharks & Southland Champs

This squad is learning to train
NZ Juniors

This squad is training to Race
Performance squad


Swimmers have moved from learning to swim , and are now starting to learn the skills of all four strokes training twice a week.

Swimmers Will Need

  • A drink bottle
  • A cap
  • A pair of goggles
  • A pair of zoggs,aqualine or arena short fins , please dont buy the red and black speedo biofuse fins- sold at the pool shop
  • A positive attitude

Costs Per Child


$19.00 a week for 2 sessions per week

$14.50  a week for 1 session per week


Afternoon: 3:30pm – 4:30pm


Afternoon 3.30-4.30pm

Attendance Requirements

  • Upon joining the sharks you will start swimming once a week.
  • If your child is interested they can start racing at local non competitive “have a go meets” its by no means compulsory.

Southland Champs

Once you move out of the sharks squad , you will move into the southland champs . Training 3-4 times a week and starting to race at regional meets of any level , and are working towards mastering the fundamentals of all four strokes.

  • A pair of goggles
  • Cap
  • Drink Bottle
  • A pair of zoggs,aqualine or arena short fins at every session please dont buy the red and black speedo biofuse fins – sold at the pool shop
  • A positive attitude

Cost Per Child

Southland Champs : $30.00 a week

Timetables Term 4 2022

Afternoon: 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Afternoon: 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Afternoon: 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Morning: 7.00am – 8.00am

Attendance Requirements

  • 3-4 sessions per week
  • The start times are the times the swimmers enter the water

NZ Juniors

Once swimmers move into the nz juniors they are learning to train . Swimmers are to attend 4-5 sessions each week. It is a perquisite that swimmers are racing as competitive swimmers each term while they are in this squad.

Costs Per Child

New Zealand Juniors: $36.50 a week

Equipment needed at each session,

  • Short fins
  • Pull bouy
  • Finger paddles
  • Drink bottle
  • Skipping rope
  • Training mesh bag to put your gear in

Timetables Term 4 2022

Afternoon: 5.30 – 6.30pm

Morning: 6.30 – 8.00am

Afternoon: 6.00 – 7.00pm

Afternoon: 5.30 – 7.00pm

Morning: 7.00 – 8.00am

Please note, swimmers are required to be at each session 15 minutes before the start times to start their dry-land warm-up

Performance Squad

The performance squad is where your child is training to compete. All swimmers must display the correct attitude and a work ethic second to none. These things along with meeting the attendance standards are monitored weekly. Entry into this squad is by invite only.


To hold your space in this squad swimmers are required to consistently to undertake the following:

  • Consistently attend the correct number of sessions.
  • Race in all meets and events outline by the coach
  • Attend all camps and clinics
  • Continually improve at pinnacle meets
  • Work well in a team environment
  • There are two levels with in this squad, and priced accordingly

Performance Bronze – Those swimmers who choose to attend 5-6 sessions per week.

Performance Silver – Those swimmers who choose to attend 7-8 sessions per week will be invited to join the gym sessions at the ILT Stadium.

Equipment Needed

  • Pull bouy – Sold at the Pool Shop
  • Large paddles – Sold at the Pool Shop
  • Small paddles – Sold at the Pool Shop
  • Short Fins zoggs or aqualine – Sold at the pool shop
  • Foam roller – Sold at Rebel Sport
  • Trigger point ball – Sold at Rebel sport
  • Green theraband 3m in length – any physio will sell this
  • Skipping rope – Sold at Rebel Sport
  • A positive attitude – cant be bought

Costs Per Child

Performance Bronze: $147.00 monthly

Performance Silver: $176.00 monthly

Costs are based on 47 weeks of training each year.

Timetables Term 4 2022

Morning: 5.30 am – 7.30 am Bronze & Silver
Afternoon: 4.30 pm – 6.00 pm Silver

Morning: 6.30 am – 8.00 am Silver
Afternoon: 4.00pm – 5.30 pm  Silver & Bronze

Afternoon: 4.30pm – 6.00 pm Silver & Bronze


Morning: 5.30am – 7.30am long course Silver & Bronze

Afternoon: 4.30pm – 6.00 pm  Silver & Bronze

Morning: 5.30am – 7.30am Silver & Bronze

Please be at the pool 15 minutes before these start times for dryland.