Class Structure and Fees
New Swimmers typically start by attending a one hour per week lesson, early on a Saturday morning in the learner's pool (Mermaid classes).
As girls and boys progress through the club, they can choose to swim recreationally or competitively.
At this point, swim times will be extended and additional lessons added.
Swim Sessions Days
Covid 19 RED TRAFFIC LIGHT FRAMEWORK
At present we are working with Splash Palace on pool times for our sessions under the Red Traffic Light Framework. This will be variable based on the requirements of the pool to operate safely.
We will keep club members informed of changes via email and add times to the swim calendar. Any questions please contact Keila Patino our Head Coach.
Below is an outline of the Swim Session Structure Pre Covid- 19 Status.
We have club training sessions on: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday during school terms. Club sessions are held at Splash Palace, 56 Elles Road, Invercargill. To find Splash Palace Click here.
As swimmers skills progress, senior athletes have gym training included within the programme. The club works alongside the Academy Southland Gym at ILT Stadium Southland. To find out information about Academy Southland Click here
During the lead up to competitions swimmers maybe asked to participate in additional training sessions.
Synchro is an all-year round sport.
We generally take a break during the summer school holidays and may take short breaks during the other school holidays for planning unless running an athletes camp.
Competitions Local, National and International
Each year, girls and boys have the opportunity to compete at the South Island Championships and New Zealand National Championships.
Swimmers with potential have opportunities to represent New Zealand. The selection process is run by Synchro Swim New Zealand.
Swimmers can be selected to be part of New Zealand development squads Pikopiko and Koru teams.
There are further selection opportunities held to compete in international competitions.
To find out more about Synchro Swim New Zealand Click here.
Kiwi STAR Programme
Phoenix Synchro Southland run a STAR Programme which provides levels and standards that individual girls and boys can train towards.
All girls and boys start at Star 1 and can ultimately progress to Star 10.
Athletes also require different star levels for figures and routines to attend New Zealand National Championships.
To find out more about the NZ Kiwi STAR programme Click here
Our athlete handbook can be found here.
It is an excellent resource about the club, how synchro training works, competitions and club policies and procedures.
Splash Palace also requires an entry fee. Concession cards are available or unlimited entry for a monthly admission fee/annual membership which covers pool entry. Contact Splash Palace (03) 217 7506 or email@example.com directly for more information.
All Club fees and payments are asked to be made to Phoenix Synchro Southland Westpac Account: 03-1745-0078990-00
We ask that you please put your name as a reference when making a payment.
The only items needed for regular sessions are one-piece Phoenix togs, goggles, swimming cap and a nose clip. These items are available from the club. Please refer to the Club uniform page.