Junior Development

 Over their time in this squad, they will be taught:

  • Advanced stroke technique
  • Starting, turning and finishing technique
  • Competition procedures and rules
  • General mentorship and advice for competitive swimming

Entry Criteria

  • Swimmers will normally be between 7 and 11 years of age.
  • Swimmers will be selected from the coaches of Napier Aquahawks Swim Club.
  • Must initially try to commit to a two sessions per week, with an option to swim three times per week.


Swimmers will compete in local development competitions, Club Championships, and club nights.


Phil Melhuish

Squad information


3.30pm - 4.30pm


3.30pm - 4.30pm


3.30pm - 4.30pm


3.30pm - 4.30pm

Swimmers will need to compete and gain 2B Grades and swim a 100 metre freestyle under 1.45 seconds to be considered for the Race Development squad.