Junior Development

 Felix Zhang   022 322 9946

[email protected]

The lead coach for the Junior Development squad is Felix Zhang. Swimmers will be members of HPK Swim Club and most will have graduated from Dolphins. Swimmers will train 3 sessions per week and most will be under 11 years. 

Key Goals

The key goals of this group are to consolidate drills which have been learnt and develop more complex drills. Swimmers should be able to complete a 200 IM and know all four strokes, be able to do turns for all four strokes, know medley turns, and race starts. While the primary emphasis is on drills and skills there will be a start made on building the engine. This will mean that drills may be swum over longer distances 


Junior Development Training

Training happens week day evenings 5.45pm-8.00pm and Saturday mornings 7.45-10.00am at Howick Intermediate


The Facility

Howick Intermediate is an outdoor pool that is heated all year round. Swimmers need to come prepared for adverse weather conditions, we do still swim if it rains! A warm coat and woolly hat for immediately following training and having something with them to eat immediately after training will help. Another tip is to use a large plastic bag to line your bag to ensure you have dry clothes.


Car Parking & Access

Swimmers & parents are unable to use the school car park between the hours of 7:30am-4:30pm. Between these hours parents will need to park on the roadside or drop their kids at the rear gate. Swimmers under the age of 9yrs must be accompanied & collected from poolside.


To access the pool (red box) from the car park (yellow box), enter from the rear gate on Botany Road. There is a short walk straight across the grounds after which a left turn down a set of steps will take you to poolside. Alternatively, park at Howick Leisure centre or use the drop-off point on Dalwhinnie Avenue.