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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Shawn and Tom (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 performed at Victorian level championships

  • Have achieved National Qualifying times*

  • Be a member of M1 Swimming Club and participate at nominated swim meets

* Swimmers within close proximity to qualifying may also be considered

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

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.

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

Performance Goals

National squad swimmers are training to achieve the following:

  • Compete in multiple events at State level competitions and finish in the Top 10

  • Compete in one or more events in a National level competition

Swim meets

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

Outlined below are the priority meets for this squad:

  • Victorian Short Course Age Championships* (Term 3)

  • Victorian Short Course Championships* (Term 3)

  • Australian Short Course Championships* (Term 4)

  • Victorian Age Championships* (Term 4)

  • Victorian Championships* (Term 1)

  • Victorian Sprint Championships* (Term 1)

  • Australian Age/Open Championships* (Around April)

* Qualifying times apply


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

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