The Specialist Surf Lifesaving and Swimming Program is based upon a three phase periodization training program that is aligned to the dynamics of a Surf Lifesaving and Swimming season. Students have two 100 minute lessons per week over the whole year.
Phase 1: Competition Phase for Surf Lifesaving and Swimming LC State Championships (Term 1 & 4)
Phase 2: Conditioning Phase and Swimming SC State Championships (Term 2)
Phase 3: Preparation Program (Term 3)
The training schedule supports a whole year development model focussing on preseason, in season and post season training methods.
Further information about curriculum and support structures for athletes can be found in the Athlete Program and Athlete Services Tab.
Focus: Competition Phase 1 – Individual and Team events Development
Key Practical Concepts: Individual, team and strategy development, Competition: Students compete against other SSP SLS in anticipation for state and Australian titles.
Key Theoretical Concepts: Pool conditioning and Coaching Accreditations (Fundamentals and Development). Specialist Coaching (Yr 9 and 10 – coach assisting Surf Safety in Primary Schools and Yr 11 – coaching SLC students at Henley High)
Focus: Off Season – Individual and Team Event Development
Key Practical Concepts: Individual, team event and strategy development, swimming conditioning
Key Theoretical Concepts: Coaching Accreditations (Fundamentals and Development), Selection of various SLS awards, Performance Presentation.
Focus: Preparation Phase – Individual and Team
Key Practical Concepts: Individual and group fitness and conditioning programs
Key Theoretical Concepts: Nutrition Guest Speaker, Fitness Analysis – Students analyse their diet, identify fitness components relevant to their position and complete fitness tests and collect data to evaluate.
Focus: Competition Phase 1 – Individual and Team events
Key Practical Concepts:: Individual, team and strategy development, Competition (Students compete against other SSP SLS in anticipation for state and interstate carnivals, Surf trip to develop surf catching and holding techniques)
Key Theoretical Concepts: Technique Analysis
Russell Waktin - Program Manager & Coach
Andrew Henry - Coach
Di Wallace-Ward - Coach
Will Schetter - Coach