Geelong Swimming Club has started a new entry level squad program aimed at young swimmers 15 and under who wish to acquire the skills required for school sports, nippers and swim club participation. The skills taught will include diving, tumble turns, and stroke correction.

Lucky Weerakkody, our Silver Accredited (ASCTA) Licensed Coach will run the program and take sessions so you can be assured your child will be receiving coaching from one of our highest accredited coaches with over 40 years of experience.

Squad Goal

To further skills and abilities beyond learn to swim, with the option to transfer into competitive swimming.

Junior Development Squad

The Development Squad is a bridging squad between high level Learn to Swim swimmers and our competition squads. Here, Lucky focuses on competitive stroke technique and introduces the basics of competition swimming. There is no competition requirement for this squad. The Development Squad runs at Leisurelink on Sunday afternoons.

Coach Contact Information

Lucky Weerakkody

Ph: 0403 369 299

E: luckyw@dodo.com.au

Equipment

Junior Development Squad swimmers are required to bring their own goggles, cap and drink bottle to every training session.

Contact and Communication

Coaches will provide continued communication regarding swimmer development and goals of your swimmer. However, if you have any general questions or concerns regarding training or competition, please contact our Junior Development Squad Fees Officer; Jane Skeen on 0412 840 550 or gscjuniorsquad@gmail.com

Squad Fees

For all information on squad fees, please refer to our fees tab. If you have any further questions please contact our Junior Development Squad Fees Officer; Jane Skeen on 0412 840 550 or gscjuniorsquad@gmail.com

How Much?  Swim Vic / GSC Members: $11.22 per session and non-GSC members $13.42 per session

Please note: all fees are paid via direct debit.

Training Timetable

The Junior Development Squad runs every Sunday afternoon 3:30-4:30pm at Leisurelink.

What is the commitment level?

After a 1-week free trial, if your swimmer has been accepted into the squad then swimmers will need to commit for a period of 10 weeks & pay by direct debit. Payments will be made in a lump sum to cover 10 swims.

How long does the program go for?

The squad will run all year with a 2-week break over Christmas.

Pre-register with the contacts below.

Lisa Beckley (Club Secretary)

E: geelongswimmingclubsecretary@gmail.com

Jane Skeen (Club Registrar and Junior Fees)

E: gscjuniorsquad@gmail.com