Junior Squad swimmers train 2-4 sessions per week and multiple dry land sessions. Swimmers are generally aged 7-10 years. This squad provides an introduction to training for competition to junior level competitions and novice meets. Swimmers are expected to join the MLC Aquatic Swimming Club and to compete in district and club level competitions.
Coach Contact Information
Phone: Via the Head Coach.
Swimmers in Junior Squad are encouraged to purchase their own equipment. The following equipment will be used in Junior Squad - Short blade fins, pull boy, kickboard, thera-band.
Contact / Communication
It is important for the coach, swimmers and parents to be in constant communication about the squad and swimmers goals and progress. If there are any concerns in regards to training & competition please speak to your coach.
Swimmers & parents in Junior Squad can sometimes feel overwhelmed with new information on training and competition. If you are unsure of what swimmers should be doing please email your coach i.e. what competitions should you enter, what events should you enter, how do I enter competitions, how do I join the MLC Aquatic Swimming Club etc.
For billing matters please contact Carol Osborn on +61 3 9274 6328 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Squad Fees (Effective 1st January 2017)
Junior Squad train during the MLC school term. Fees are payable at the commencement of each term. MLC Students are billed through student’s accounts.
2 Sessions Per week Non MLC students - $31.00 per weekMLC students - $28.50 per week3-4 Sessions per weekNon MLC students - $36.00 per weekMLC students - $39.00 per week
Refer to the Training Schedules tab on this website.
National Performance Squad swimmers are generally aged 15 years and older and train 8-9 sessions per week with 3 gym sessions & multiple dry land sessions per week. Swimmers are expected to make a full commitment to the training and competition schedule as set by the head coach. Swimmers in this group are aiming to final and medal at Australian Age Nationals, make semi-finals and finals at Open National Championships and gain selection on Australian Junior, Youth and Open Teams.
National Squad swimmers are generally aged 13-17 years and train 7-8 sessions per week with 3 gym sessions & multiple dry land sessions per week. Swimmers are expected to make a full commitment to the training and competition schedule as set by the head coach. Swimmers in this group are aiming to qualify for and compete at the Australian Age National Championships and Victorian Open State Championship.
State Squad swimmers are generally aged 13 years and older and train 4-5 sessions per week with 2 gym sessions & multiple dry land sessions per week. Swimmers are expected to attend training and competitions as prescribed by the coach. Swimmers in this group swim at a state level. State squad will also be open to year 11 / 12 students who have previously competed at a state or national level but cannot commit to a full training load due to educational commitments. These swimmers will be required to do a minimum of 3 sessions per week, compete in some competitions.
Development Squad swimmers are generally aged 10-12 years and train 4-6 sessions per week with 1 gym session and multiple dry land session per week. Swimmers show a high level of ability in competitive swimming and a strong desire to improve their training and competition performances heading towards state and national age qualifying times.
District Squad swimmers have the ability to train 1-3 sessions per week. Swimmers are generally aged 11 years & older. There are no obligations to compete or to join the MLC Aquatic Swimming Club but swimmers are encouraged to do so.