Development Squad

Suitable for keen swimmers (aged approx. 11-13 yrs) who wish to develop their skills, speed and stamina.

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Richard Thornton, Bev Tate and Konrad Maggenti.

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To participate in this squad swimmers are required to:

  • Attend 2 or more sessions per week

  • Be approximately 11-13 years of age

  • Demonstrate good technique and an ability to cope with the required training volume and intensity

Training times

Swimmers may attend any of the following sessions each week:

Mon 6.30-7.30pm
Tue 4.30-5.45pm
Wed 7.00-8.30pm
Thu 4.30-5.45pm
Fri 4.30-6.00pm (swim + dryland)

Note: Between 30 September and 3 November some class times will vary due to maintenance works at the MARC, please click here to check the schedule.

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 - refer to our training breaks page to check when swimmers will have a break from training.

Performance Goals

Competitive swimmers are training to qualify for and compete at Metro level competitions.

Competitive swimming


Please refer to the Competition Calendar for a listing of events suitable for swimmers in Development Squad.

Outlined below are the priority meets for this squad:

  • M1 Galas (Terms 1, 2 and 4)

  • Metro Short Course Competition (Term 3)

  • Metro All Junior Competition (Term 1)


Swimmers typically progress into Development Squad from Dolphins or Junior 1.

From Development, swimmers can progress into one of the following squads: