Dolphins Squad

The next generation of Tateswim's youngest and fastest competitive swimmers train with Dolphin Squad.

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Ben Qin and Bev Tate

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To participate in this squad swimmers are required to:

  • Regularly attend an average of two or more classes per week (3 classes per week is recommended) 
  • Join M1 Swimming Club and participate at nominated swim meets
  • Be approximately 8-11 years of age
  • Demonstrate a strong swimming ability for age group

Time Standards

Swimmers are required to have achieved the following standards according to Swimming Australia's Junior Excellence Program:

  • 10-11 yrs: Bronze or above
  • 9yrs & under: Green or above

Competitive Swimming

Swimmers are required join M1 Swimming Club and take part in swimming competitions. For more details, click here.

Training times

Swimmers may attend any of the following sessions each week:

  • Mon 6.30-7.30pm
  • Tue 4.30-5.30pm 
  • Wed 7.00-8.00pm
  • Thu 7.00-8.00pm
  • Fri 4.30-5.15pm (dryland) / 5.20-6.00pm (swim)

Please refer to our latest training calendar for a detailed schedule for the current quarter.

During the summer school holidays, classes are held as per the summer holiday schedule

Training dates

Training takes place 48 weeks per year with a one week training break in each school holiday.

Performance Goals

Swimmers should aim to qualify for Bronze/Silver/Gold standard in Swimming Australia's Junior Excellence Program 

Time Trials

Swimmers are encouraged to participate in our Junior Time Trials.

Swim meets

Coaches will nominate approximately 12 swim meets over the course of the season which swimmers will be encouraged to enter. These meets will be listed under 'M1 Red' on the M1 Swimming Club website.  

The following meets are considered priority meets:

Short Course Season

  • M1 Short Course Gala
  • Metro Short Course Competition

Long Course Season

  • M1 Long Course Gala
  • M1 Club Championship Gala
  • Metro All Junior Competition


Swimmers typically progress into Dolphins from Junior 1.

From Dolphin Squad, swimmers can progress to one of the following squads: