About The Competitive Programme

The Harry Wright swim team was formed in 1976 by the late Captain Harry Wright, and is affiliated to the Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association. It is organized and coached by the staff of Harry Wright International Limited, who specialize exclusively in swimming. We have various squads - please contact us for more information on each squad, and/or for a trial session.

Please see the current timetable of squads below.
For all other information or to contact us about the team, please click on the link below; www.hwiswimteam.com

The Harry Wright Swim Team offers training to children interested in competitive swimming at:

  • West Island School, 250 Victoria Rd, Pokfulam
  • South China Athletic Association, Caroline Hill Rd, Causeway Bay
  • Discovery Bay
Structure
  • The squad structure is designed to be progressive for swimmers to develop through various different pathways in line with LTAD.
  • Squad Criteria will be in place to ensure that squad selections are not only fair but correct for individual swimmers physiological development.
  • Various different locations are available for convenience across the younger squads, however convenience should not compromise a swimmer reaching their long term potential and achieving their dream.


Squad Information

Youth Performance Squad (YPS)

The Youth Performance Squad is deigned to create an elite training environment with individualized workouts aiming to achieve good performances at home National Championships and possible Junior or Senior International team selection. Support services will include S&C, Land, Nutritional Advice and Sports Science. This squad is for swimmers with no other commitments or distractions other than School. If you cannot commit to the training you will be moved to the Youth Competitive Squad.

Training commitment will be on an individual basis between the athlete and the Lead Coach but it will be no less than 8 sessions per week for 48 weeks of the year. The lead coach will communicate to each swimmer which sessions will be best for them. During final exams, swimmers will still be expected to do at least 50% of their normal training week. There will be no exceptions made to the training commitment in this squad.

Youth Competitive Squad

The Youth Competitive Squad is designed to introduce swimmers advanced training techniques whilst maintaining stroke technique and skills. Swimmers will be aiming to compete and achieve at a Local, Regional and Home Nation Level. The minimum attendance is 5 sessions per week, however swimmers are encouraged to attend 6+ sessions per week, taking into consideration school commitments. Swimmers will understand that their performance will be directly related to the effort and commitment during training. Swimmers who cannot commit to this level should move to the Club Training Squad which is predominately designed for fitness.

Swimmers must commit to 5 sessions per week. (1 session must be Weekday Morning)

Age Performance Squad (APS)

The Age Performance Squad is to create an elite training environment to enable the swimmer to have the best possible chance of furthering their career into Youth & Senior Swimming. The program will follow LTAD model ensuring for optimum performance to an Age Group National level. Support services will be S&C, Land, Nutritional Advice and Sports Science. This squad is for swimmers with no other commitments or distractions other than School. If you cannot commit to the training you will be moved to the YCS.

Each swimmer must commit to a minimum number sessions dependent on age; 12-13Years (6) & 14Years (7). This commitment may be adapted for the individual needs and development, at the coach’s discretion. (1 session must be a weekday morning)

Age Competitive Squad (ACS)

The Age Competitive Squad is designed to introduce swimmers to advanced training techniques whilst maintaining stroke technique and skills. Swimmers will be aiming to compete and achieve at a Local, Regional and Home Nation Level. The minimum attendance is 5 sessions per week, however swimmers are encouraged to attend 5+ sessions per week, taking into consideration school commitments. Swimmers will understand that their performance will be directly related to the effort and commitment. Swimmers who cannot commit to this level should move to the Club Training Squad which is predominately designed for fitness.

Swimmers must commit to 5 sessions per week. (1 session must be Weekday Morning for Swimmers 13+ Years)

Junior Performance Squad (JPS)

The aim of the Junior Performance Squad is to educate swimmers about the correct training and competitive pathways, continue to develop drills, stroke technique, starts and turns. The training environment is now focused on developing performance. A greater emphasis is placed on competition, training correctly and discipline. Swimmers will be aiming to compete and achieve at local, regional level whilst aspiring to compete in their Home National Championships. For those swimmers who excel in this squad the next step is the Age Performance Squad depending on competition performance and training commitment. Swimmers will understand that their performance will be directly related to the effort and commitment and will be expected to take responsibility for their own training.

Each swimmer must commit to a minimum number sessions dependent on age; 10-11 Years (5), 12-13 Years (6). This commitment may be adapted for the individual needs and development, at the coach’s discretion.

Gold Squad (GS)

The Gold Squad is designed to educate swimmers about the correct training pathways and develop drills, stroke technique, starts and turns. The training environment remains fun, however the introduction of how to compete, win and lose is emphasized. Swimmers are aiming to compete and achieve at a local and regional level. Progression for ambitious, talented and committed swimmers will be the Junior Performance Squad or Age Competitive Squad if commitment/performance levels aren’t as high.

Each swimmer must commit to 4 Sessions. This commitment may be adapted for the individual needs and development, at the coach’s discretion.

Silver Squad (SS)

The aim of the Silver Squad is to improve on skills learnt in previous level. In this squad we will promote good sportsmanship, encourage competition and develop stroke technique and skills in a fun environment.

Each swimmer must commit to 3 Sessions. This commitment may be adapted for the individual needs and development, at the coach’s discretion.

Bronze Squad (BS)

The Bronze Squad introduces the young swimmer into the first stage of competitive swimming we will encourage competition and develop stroke technique and skills in a fun environment. There is also Introduction to Land Conditioning. Progression from this squad will be to Silver Squad. Each swimmer must commit to a minimum number of 2 sessions. We encourage swimmers to attend 3 sessions a week to take advantage of all skills being taught throughout the week.

Club Training Squad (CTS)

The Club Training Squad is to enhance the basic training skills learnt in previous squads and to ensure that each swimmer learns correct technique on stroke, starts and turns. A bigger focus is made on swimming fitness, making it a more challenging fun environment.