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  • My child would like to join, how do we sign up?
    Please schedule a trial and swim assessment for your child by visiting:
  • Do you offer adult programs?
    Yes, we are fortunate to have a range of swimming pathways at Yarra Plenty Waves. From the tiniest tots learning the ropes to our mighty Masters, everyone shares a common love for swimming. Book your free Masters trial visit:
  • Where can I get more information?
    The Yarra Plenty Waves handbook is a great reference for all members, providing plenty of practical information.
  • Swimming Language
    Blocks - The starting platforms located behind each lane. Dryland, swing up/Activation - Exercises done on pool deck to warm up muscles to prevent injury (e.g. arm swings, leg swings, streamline jumps, stretches) DQ - Disqualification. A swimmer’s performance is not counted because of an infraction of one or more rules. False start - When the swimmer leaves the starting block before the starters signal/gun. Heat - A division of an event when there are too many swimmers to compete at the same time. The results are compiled by swimmer’s time swam after all heats of the event are completed. IM - Individual Medley. An event in which one swimmer completes all four strokes in the following order: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle. Infraction Report - Disqualification from a race and reason why Long Course - Events swum in a 50-metre pool. Medley Relay - Relay race with four competitors; ordered: backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and freestyle. PB - Personal best time. The best time a swimmer has done so far in that particular stroke/event. Short Course - Events swum in a 25-metre pool. Split - A split is the time it takes you to swim a lap or other predetermined distance. Warm up - Swimming laps to slowly increase your heart rate and engage the muscles you will use in your race. Warming up turns on your body’s energy systems and mentally prepares you for your race. It also gives you an opportunity to build confidence and practice your starts, turns, and finishes in an unfamiliar pool.
  • What is dryland?
    Exercise program that is performed out of the pool for the intended purposes of improving and complementing swim training is considered “dryland” training; you are dry, and you are on land, as opposed to in the pool.
  • What to expect from swim squad training?
    Qualified coaching staff to guide you through the best supported training – whether that be just for exercise and fitness or competitive swimming. Find out more - just ask us!
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