The Geelong Swimming Club Squad structure is based around training commitment and training standards rather than qualifying times. The Junior Development, Development and Cross Competitive Squads have recommended training and competition schedules but don’t have strict session attendance requirements. The Junior Competitive and Competitive Squads are for swimmers who are committed to a seasonal timetable and weekly number of sessions. 

Each squad will have specific training standards to achieve and once swimmers achieve those standards and are happy to commit to the next levels requirements, they will be considered for promotion to the next level. These moves will generally be assessed and take place at the end of each season, i.e. September and April. 

Please see below for more information on each squad. 

 

Competitive Squad 

Coach: Sam Ashby and Lucky Weerakody 

This squad is a performance based squad where swimmers 12 and over are fully committed to training and competing at a State and National level. Commitment is 6-8 sessions per week. Click HERE for squad specific information including training time table. 

 

Junior Competitive 

Coach: Shaun Ward 

For swimmers 10-13 years, this squad is a competitive based squad where swimmers focus on technique, training standards and race strategy. Commitment is 5-6 sessions per week. Click HERE for squad specific information including training time table 

 

Cross Competitive 

Coaches: David Strahan and Shaun Ward 

This squad is a 12 and over squad, designed for swimmers who cannot commit to the requirements of the Junior Competitive and Competitive squads. The recommended attendance is 5 sessions per week. Click HERE for squad specific information including training time table. 

 

Development 

Coach: Sadat Hussain and Emma Hocking 

For swimmers 8-12 years, designed to encourage and develop knowledge and skills in order to swim competitively. 4 sessions per week encouraged. Click HERE for squad specific information including training time table. 

 

Junior Development 

Coach: Rob Steinman 

This squad caters for swimmers who are at the beginning of their swimming journey and provides a fun, friendly and educational environment for swimmers transitioning from a learn to swim program. 3 sessions per week encouraged. Click HERE for squad specific information including training time table.