Open Squad

Tateswim's Open Squad is for keen swimmers training for fitness & competition (including open water swimming & triathlons)

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Sean Sires

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




To participate in this squad swimmers are required to:

  • Be approximately 12 to 18 years of age
  • Demonstrate good technique and an ability to cope with the required training volume and intensity

Time Standards

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

  • 16yrs & under: Green or above

Training times

Swimmers may attend any of the following sessions each week:

Mon 6.30-7.30pm
Tue 4.30-5.45pm
Wed 6.30-7.30pm
Thu 6.00-7.00am
Thu 4.30-5.45pm
Fri 4.30-5.20pm (swim) / 5.40-6.30pm (dryland @ Topfitness*)

* 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. Please note that times will vary in the summer school holidays.

Training dates

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

Performance Goals

Competitive swimmers can aim to achieve one or more of the following:

Competitive swimming


Swimmers wishing to take part in competitive swimming will need to join M1 Swimming Club.

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 Blue' on the M1 Swimming Club website.  

The following meets are considered priority meets for Open Squad:

Short Course Season

  • M1 Short Course Gala
  • Metro Short Course Competition

Long Course Season

  • M1 Long Course Gala
  • Victorian Sprint Meet 
  • M1 Club Championship Gala


Swimmers typically progress into Open Squad from Development or Sprinters.

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