Squad Pathway

The sport of swimming offers many benefits, both in competitive and recreational environments.  Swimmers develop self-discipline, the ability to accept and apply feedback, good sportsmanship, and time management skills.  Extending to competitive swimming allows the swimmer to experience success and to learn how to deal with defeat; to plan and work towards set objectives while becoming healthy and physically fit.

At Swim@Barker we not only develop swimmers but also confident, healthy, and independent individuals who can build on a strong foundation to reach their full potential both in and out of the pool.

At Swim@Barker we believe that swimming is a skill for life.

The Swim@Barker recreational swim program is tailored to suit a wide range of abilities and fitness levels.  Whether you are keen to maintain a healthy active lifestyle, maintain fitness in off-season, are using the pool for rehabilitation and recovery, or are working your way back to competitive swimming, we have a squad program to suit your needs.

Squad Levels

School Swimming Squad

This squad is where Barker students will prepare for school based racing as part of the schools sports program. Swimmers will be involved in a number of invitational carnivals as part of the selection process for the ISA and CAS Swimming Championships.

Fit & Fast Squads 

Whether you are fast or slow, these squads are a great way for swimmers of all abilities to stay fit and healthy, develop new friendships, and improve your swimming fitness and ability.
Fast & Fit Squads are an effective fitness option to boost performance in other competitive sports.

Red Squad

This squad provides the opportunity to further develop techniques as well as cardiovascular fitness. Swimmers are encouraged to compete which will allow them to gain further skills and experience.

Bronze Squad

Swimmers in this squad have shown they have considerable swimming ability and the desire to become more involved in training and the competitive aspects of swimming. Techniques are further developed and swimmers are encouraged to race at School, District and State Championships.

Silver Squad

This squad is a natural progression for swimmers who strive to compete at State and National competitions. More commitment is expected and land-training is introduced to enhance swimming performance.

Gold Squad

Swimmers training in this squad are expected to make a full commitment to the training and competition schedule. Continued development in techniques, physiology, biomechanics and psychology are key components of this group.