Napier Aquahawks Academy

The Napier Aquahawks Academy class is specifically designed for swimmers in NAC Elite Breather and Development squads. Swimmers are taught crucial deep water survival skills and the finer details of each stroke while having a bit of fun, of course!

Our Goal

To offer a pathway for NAC swimmers past Learn To Swim and into club swimming.


  • High body position
  • Head position
  • Comfortably kick on side


  • Constant arm movement
  • High body position
  • Head position


  • Technically correct
  • Head position


  • Streamline to flags on front and back
  • Safe dives off the block
  • Freestyle tumble turns
  • Floating on front and back
  • 25m of Freestyle, Backstroke and breaststroke holding good skills and technique

Phil Melhuish

Squad information
Arrive at the pool 10 minutes before the session to be ready to start with goggles, cap and equipment​​​​​