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 2-5 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 7.00-7.25pm (dryland) / 7.30-8.30pm (swim)
Thu 6.00-7.00am
Thu 4.30-5.45pm
Fri 4.30-5.20pm (swim) / 5.30-6.00pm (dryland)

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

Swimmers should aim to achieve Green or Bronze standard or higher in Swimming Australia's Junior Excellence Program

Competitive swimming


Development swimmers interested in competing are encouraged to enter the following meets in the 2018/2019 Season:

Short Course Season (May to September 2018)

  • 5 May - Oasis Encouragement Meet

  • 20 May - DVE SC Meet

  • 26 May - M1 Short Course Gala

  • 23 June - Vicentre SC Meet

  • 30 June - CA Tritons Meet

  • 22 Jul - Ringwood Short Course Meet

  • 29 Jul - Lilydale Meet

  • 11-12 Aug - Metro Short Course Competition

  • 19 Aug - DVE Aquatic Meet

Long Course Season (October 2018 to April 2019)

  • 13 Oct - Bayside Long Course Meet

  • 10 Nov - M1 Long Course Gala

  • 25 Nov - DVE Long Course Meet

  • 9 Feb - Metro South All Junior Eliminations

  • 24 Feb - Kew Meet

  • 16 Mar - M1 Club Championship Gala

  • 30-31 Mar - Metro All Junior Finals (finalists only)

* Qualifying times required

Please refer to the M1 Blue page for details and online entries for the above meets.


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

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