Swim Squads

Squad Program

Training the champions of the future, our squad program consists of distinct levels, arranged according to the swimmers’ abilities.  Squad levels are set to cater for recreational swimmers, improving their stroke technique and fitness, right up to elite swimmers competing in National Championship competitions.

Swimmers will be assessed prior to being placed into a Squad group to ensure they are working to a level appropriate to them. All swimmers will be assessed ongoing to move up levels if needed.

Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre Squad Levels

  • GOswim Academy - Developmental Squads
  • Bronze Squad
  • Silver Squad
  • Gold Squad

Join The Squad

To join Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre Squads you will need to be assessed so as to be placed in the correct Squad group.

Enquire below and we will give you a little more information on how to get started and book your free assessment. 
 

Assessments

Assessments are run Monday to Friday from 4:00 - 5:30 pm and Saturday from 08:00 - 09:00 am 

Meet the Coach

Mark Bull - Head Coach

Mark has been a competitive swimming coach over the past 11 years, being at Auburn Swim Club for the past year. 

Over his career mark has guided athletes to State & nationals records and championships. 

Mark's passion lies in developing athletes from the grass roots level to achieving their potential whether that is in the pool, academically or elsehwere.Giving all swimmers the opportunity to be their best.

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Squad Level Information Expand all

GOswim Academy - Developmental Squads

Aimed at kids who have already learnt the basics of swimming, GOswim Academy is designed for students aged between the ages of 8 and 14 years old. It’s perfect for kids ready for junior squads, or for those who are interested in getting ready for the competitive swimming club environment.

Bronze Squads

Bronze Squad
 
Coaches: Mark Bull (Head Coach); Matthew Robinson (Senior Assistant)
 
Outline

Aim To further develop and foster skills and abilities in all 4 strokes whilst encouraging to participate fully in what competitive swimming has to offer. Swimmers begin to be exposed to competitive swimming.
General Qualifying Criteria. Swimmers aged 8-14 years.  Swimmers are selected at the discretion of the Coaching staff; after demonstrating abilities to complete all 4 strokes, execute race legal skills.
Swimmer Commitment.  Swimmers are expected to attend 2 - 4 sessions a week. Sessions do not need to be booked in and swimmers may vary their attendance week to week.
Competition Commitment. Swimmers are strongly encouraged to:
- compete regularly at race nights
- be a member of the club
- compete at external meets working towards an area championships  
Training Cycles. Swimmers will operate on an 8 week cycle
This will consist of skills, stroke, and development activities on a rotating cycle to ensure maximum exposure to activities to get better.  
Payment $37.60
Equipment Long Swim Fins, Goggles, cap, drink bottle, kick board, net bag, pull buoy.
 
Training Sessions
 
  Bronze Squad
  AM PM
Monday   4:00 - 5:00 pm
Tuesday   4:00 - 5:00 pm
Wednesday   4:00 - 5:00 pm
Thursday   4:00 - 5:00 pm
Friday   4:00 - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 - 9:00 am  
Notes:
  • Swimmers should notify the coach in advance of any upcoming breaks in training.
  • Swimmers do not have to be a member of Auburn Swim Club but are strongly encouraged to do so.

Junior Silver Squad

Outline

Aim Performance at an Area & or State level.
General Qualifying Criteria. Intention to compete at an area championship level working towards State Qualifying times.
Swimmers are aged between 9-14 or at the coach’s discretion. Swimmer’s training in Junior Silver are expected to make a commitment to swimming both in training & by competing in club nights and area championships and are encouraged to do so in balance with other extracurricular activities.
Swim/gym training Commitment. Swimmers are expected to complete 3 - 5 sessions a week as well dryland where programmed.
Competition Commitment. Swimmers are expected to race monthly in practice, race nights, qualifying meets and other targeted competitions including Area, State & metropolitan Championships.
Payment $43.60 p/w
Equipment DMC Fins, Goggles, cap, drink bottle, kick board, net bag, pull buoy, paddles, snorkel, Thera band, skipping rope, band
 
Training Sessions
 


Notes:
  • Swimmers should notify the coach if they need to exit the water early for any reason.
  • Swimmers should notify the coach in advance of any upcoming breaks in training.

Senior Silver

Senior Silver Squad
Coaches: Matthew Robinson
 
Outline

Aim Performance at a national age level.
General Qualifying Criteria. National age Qualifying time or intention to achieve.
Swimmers are aged 12 & over or at the coach’s discretion. Swimmer’s training in Senior Silver are expected to make a commitment to swimming both in training & Competition but are encouraged to do so in balance with other extracurricular activities.
Swim/gym training Commitment. Swimmers are expected to complete 4 or more sessions a week as well as all activation prior to training sessions and dryland sessions as programmed throughout the week.  
Competition Commitment. Swimmers are expected to race monthly in practice, race nights, qualifying meets and other major targeted competitions.
Payment $43.60 p/w
Equipment DMC Fins, Goggles, cap, drink bottle, kick board, net bag, pull buoy, paddles, snorkel, Thera band, skipping rope, band
 
Training Sessions 

Notes:
  • Swimmers should notify the coach if they need to exit the water early for any reason.
  • Swimmers should notify the coach in advance of any upcoming breaks in training.

Gold Squads

Outline

Aim Performance at a national & international level.
General Qualifying Criteria. National age or open Qualifying time. Swimmers are 14 & over with the intention of being competitive at a national or International level. Swimmers training in Gold squad are expected to make a full commitment to swimming both in training & competition.  
Swim/gym training Commitment. Swimmers are expected to complete 6 or more sessions a week as well as all activation prior to pm training sessions and 2-3 Gym sessions as programmed throughout the week.  
Competition Commitment. Swimmers are expected to race monthly in practice, race nights, qualifying meets and other major targeted competitions.
Payment $46.30
Equipment Fins, Goggles, cap, drink bottle, kick board, net bag, pull buoy, paddles, snorkel, Thera band, skipping rope, band.
 
Training Sessions 

Notes:
  • Swimmers should notify the coach if they need to exit the water early for any reason.
  • Swimmers should notify the coach in advance of any upcoming breaks in training.
  • Gold squad is a commitment to performance swimming and entrance to the squad is at the discretion of the Head Coach. If commitment is not at a suitable level a meeting will be organised to discuss ongoing involvement within the group.

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