Youth and Age Group Squads

The Youth Squad (16 years & over) and Age Group (12-16 Years) programs which caters for swimmers who have the necessary skills and commitment to compete at Club, Regional, National, OPENs and International events.
The programme is led by Aidan Withington who has extensive coaching experience gained in Central Hawkes Bay, Southland and joined us from Capital Swim Club in Wellington. 
Aidan has a fantastic skill set including learn to swim delivery, building clubs and developing high performance athletes.

Further information email:




Age Range: 16 and over


Focus Points

Competition: Swimmers are targeting New Zealand National and International team selection

Training: The Youth Group is the top squad at Swim Rotorua looking after our youth age swimmers.
- More intense dryland sessions

- Developing leadership skills


Lead Coach: Aidan Withington




Age Range: 12-16 Females, 13-16 Males


Focus Points

Competiton: Swimmers targeting New Zealand Division 2 National Age Groups. Swimmers are also gargeting Camp and Team selection.

Training: The Age Group squad provides a transition for swimmers that want to perform on a Regional and National level.

- Increasing mental and swimming strength.

- Endeavouring to meet long-term training and competition goals.


Lead Coach: Aidan Withington


Current session times:


Youth and Age Group Squad Timetable [pdf]