City Aquatics | Hibiscus Swim Squad
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Hibiscus / Parkinson Stroke Clinic
This intensive week of stroke development and race skills will give swimmers a boost in the short course season and achieve their swimming goals.
Designed by Olympic Coach Shaun Crow
with visits from head coaches: Josh Smith, Humberto Angerami & Dorian Gandin
Date: 4 - 7th of July
Time: 9.30am-12.30pm
Where: Hibiscus Aquatic Centre
Suitability: Achiever 2 - Bronze
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4 days $160, 1 day $50
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Rackley Squad Programs caters for all abilities and the focus is on developing each swimmer to reach their potential and love of the sport. Squad swimming is a great way to develop lifelong skills, refine technique and most importantly be safe and have fun in the water. Training sessions will provide swimmers with the skills and stamina needed to set their sights on competing at their chosen level be it Local, School, Masters or National level we have Squads for all levels

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Our Coaches 
At Rackley Hibiscus Coaches Shaun Crow, Josh Smith, Amy Rose and Leeanne Herman bring years of experience as coaches of swimmers at all levels to the pool deck. They are passionate about swimming as a way of life. We cater our programs to Swimmers at all levels and abilities with a focus on long term success, achievement and enjoyment.

Our Facilities  
The Hibiscus Aquatic Centre has a 50m outdoor pool, 25-metre indoor pool and Fully Equipped Gym


Join the Club
At Rackley Hibiscus we encourage Squad swimmers to join the swim club (Rackley Swim Team) which enables swimmers to swim at our regular swim club nights during the summer season as well as competing at local, Brisbane, Queensland and National Swim meets. Adult swimmers can join the Rackley Masters swim team.

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Squad Levels
Junior Squad
Building upon the fundamental swimming skills and developing your child's ability to learn how to train and help them develop a growth mindset and develop a love for the sport through having fun. Individual swimmers will be introduced to a variety of racing opportunities as they continue to master the four competitive strokes and gain greater proficiency in turns, starts and finishes. Recommended to attend minimum 2 sessions a week and attend club nights and local meets. Equipment required – Fins, pull buoy, kickboard and water bottle.
SwimFit Senior
Designed for senior multi-sport athletes. It targets the specific endurance and speed requirements of the athlete’s primary sport and event.  Sessions are designed to help swimmers develop skills & conditioning specifically for competitive swimming. There is no minimum number of training sessions; however if swimmers wish to compete at a competitive school level or higher they are encouraged to complete a minimum of 3-4 sessions a week.
Bronze Squad
Designed for swimmers competing at a Brisbane and State Level. The Bronze Squad is the entry group into our performance-focused squads for swimmers aged 11 and over. In the Bronze squad we focus on encouraging the lifelong love and appreciation of swimming as we introduce the swimmers to more rigorous training, preparing them for competition at a state level. Squad sessions at Bronze Level maintain an emphasis on stroke technique while incorporating more aerobic endurance, racing skills and dry land sessions. It is aimed at continuing to develop swimmer’s conditioning for competition but also creating training habits and behaviours that give athletes the highest chance of long-term success. Recommended to attend minimum 4 sessions a week and must compete at coach selected competitions. Equipment required – Fins, pull buoy, kickboard, snorkel, paddles, band and water bottle. 
Silver Squad

Designed for swimmers competing at a National level. Swimmers are selected into the Silver Squad at the discretion of the coaches based on an athlete’s physical and mental preparedness as well as alignment with the culture of the squad. Silver swimmers have personal ambitions to reach the highest level in swimming. This squad trains at high intensity, with a focus on three main areas of improvement: swimming technique, strength, and endurance. Squad sessions at Silver Level maintain an emphasis on stroke technique while incorporating more aerobic endurance, racing skills and dry land sessions. It is aimed at continuing to develop swimmer’s conditioning for competition but also creating training habits and behaviours that give athletes the highest chance of long-term success. Equipment required – Fins, pull buoy, kickboard, snorkel, paddles, band and water bottle. 

Gold Squad
Gold Squad is our high performance squad. Swimmers are selected into the Gold Squad at the discretion of the Head Coach based on an athlete’s physical and mental preparedness as well as alignment with the culture of the squad.
SwimFit Plus
Our SwimFit+ sessions are designed to improve performance and technique. SwimFit+ sessions are tailored to the goals of the SwimFit+ members. Longer sessions, lower lane density and experienced Rackley Coaches will help you reach your swimming goal. This level is for those who are looking to improve their swimming technique and fitness. It is suitable for a wide variety of people, from beginners through to competitive swimmers training for Masters, Triathlon and/or Ocean swimming.


SQUAD FORTNIGHTLY FEES*
GOLD SQUAD
$105.00 ($110.00) FN
SILVER SQUAD
$92.50 FN
 BRONZE SQUAD
$80.00 FN
JUNIOR SQUAD
$70.00 FN
ADULT / SWIMFIT+
$49.00 FN

Squad fees are effective September 2021 and are paid by direct debit fortnightly
*Plus a $0.39 fee from a third party insurer who ensures the protection and security of your direct debit details


*Squad Membership Cancellation/Suspension Policy 
Programmed Squad breaks -Please note the fees for Squads are calculated based on an annual amount spread across fortnightly payments. The amount takes into account expected breaks/holiday periods for swimmers and coaches eg. Xmas- New Year and breaks after a major competition and during these times fortnightly fees continue as normal. This enables Rackley to maintain an experienced and quality coaching team.
Family breaks/holidays - if your swimmer is taking a break/holiday of more than 2 weeks (or in case of injury) please contact pool reception staff to organise a payment suspension for the period you are away (noting that on return your time/day for squads may vary depending on availability).
Cancellations – If you decide to stop squad training and/or move to another program please ensure you communicate with your coach so they understand your reasons and can help address any concerns AND communicate in writing 7 days in advance of your next debit – see this link for more information.   Membership Cancellation Form 


Our Coaches

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Josh Smith
Head Coach
Prior to his appointment at Rackley Swim Team, Josh was the Head Coach at Rivercity swimming club from 2013 to 2017. Prior to this Josh was the head coach of Liao Ning province in China. Josh started his coaching career in Brisbane at Jamboree Heights state school swimming club, assisting to build a large successful junior club.Josh has served as a coach on Australian youth teams, QLD SC state teams, SAL National Talent Identification as a lead coach, He has experience coaching at international level overseas and for Australia.Josh complete his Bachelor of Human movement studies and Bachelor of Secondary Education at QUT. Josh also completed the AIS/ Melbourne Business School - Performance Coaching and leadership program in 2016. He is currently studying a Masters of Science in Skill Acquisition within swimming at QUT.
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