Squad Goal

Swimmers in this squad are aiming to final and medal at the Australian Age Championships.

National Squad

The National Squad is our high-performance squad with swimmers setting goals to qualify for the Australian Age Championships and the Australian Swimming Championships. Many swimmers also compete in National Championships. Swimmers in this squad focus on race skills, race plans and understand the requirements of elite training. National Squad swimmers train a minimum of 5 sessions per week during short course season, and 6 sessions per week in our long course season, with an additional 2-3 gym sessions per week.

Coach Contact Information

John Beckworth

Ph: 0417 522 046

E: john.dee.beckworth@gmail.com

Equipment

National swimmers are required to bring their own kick board, pull buoy, paddles, short blade fins, snorkel, band, goggles, cap and drink bottle to every training session.

Health and Injury Management

With the training load swimmers in this squad undertake, swimmers will be required to undergo physio screenings, blood tests and health information sessions in order assist with maintaining a healthy, injury free body.

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 Team Liaison Officer (TLO); Martine Cooper on 0459 166 184 or geelongswimmingclubcomps@gmail.com

Squad Fees

For all information on squad fees, please refer to our fees page. If you have any further questions please contact our fees officer; Kerrie Blackford on 0408 814 711 or kerrieblackford@gmail.com.

Training Timetable

Squad summer training timetables are available under the training tab.

Nomination form and qualifying times

All National Squad swimmers must achieve at least one set qualifying times to swim in the squad. Once this is achieved, a squad nomination form must be filled out and returned to the squad coach. These can be found on our website.