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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Shawn and Tom (Strength and Conditioning at Topfitness)




To participate in this squad swimmers are required to:

  • Be approximately 13 to 18 years of age

  • Demonstrate good technique and an ability to cope with the required training volume and intensity (typically approximately 3km in one hour)

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 4.30-5.45pm
Fri 4.30-5.20pm (swim) / 5.40-6.30pm (dryland @ Topfitness*)

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

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 Open Squad.

Outlined below are the priority meets for this squad:

  • M1 Galas (Terms 1, 2 and 4)

  • Metro Short Course Competition (Term 3)

  • Victorian Sprint Championships (Term 1)

  • Metro All Junior Competition (Term 1)


Swimmers typically progress into Open Squad from Development or Sprinters.

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