National Squad

National Squad is for committed swimmers training for state and national level competition.

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Mark Tate

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John Rogowski / Shawn Davies (Strength and Conditioning at Topfitness)




To participate in this squad swimmers are required to:

  • Satisfy the head coach that you are suitable
  • Attend 6+ sessions per week
  • Have achieved National Age or Open Qualifying times in at least one event* 
  • Be a member of M1 Swimming Club and participate at nominated swim meets

* Swimmers within close proximity to qualifying may also be considered

Time Standards

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

  • 14yrs & under: Gold
  • 15-16yrs: Silver or Gold

Training times

Swimmers may attend any of the following sessions each week:

Mon 5.45-7.15am
Mon 4.30-5.00pm (dryland @ MARC studio) / 5.00-6.30pm (swim)
Tue 4.30-5.30pm (dryland @ Topfitness*) / 5.45-7.00pm (swim) 
Wed 5.45-7.15am
Wed 5.00-6.30pm
Thu 4.30-5.30pm (dryland @ Topfitness*) / 5.45-7.00pm (swim)
Fri 5.45-7.15am

* Topfitness Gym is located at 3 Aristoc Rd, Glen Waverley (approx. 5 minute walk from pool)

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:

  • Compete in multiple events at the Victorian Short Course and Long Course Championships (Age or Open) and finish in the Top 10
  • Compete in one or more events at the Australian Championships (Age or Open) and/or Australian Short Course Championships

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 Black' on the M1 Swimming Club website.  

The following meets are considered priority meets:

Short Course Season

  • Victorian Age/Open Short Course Championships
  • Australian Short Course Championships

Long Course Season

  • Victorian Age/Open Championships
  • Victorian Sprint Meet
  • Australian Age/Open Championships


Swimmers typically progress into National Squad from Sprinters or State Squads.

From National Squad, swimmers may move into one of the following squads: