State Squad

State Squad is for committed swimmers training to compete at state level meets.

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Sean Sires and Mark Tate

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Shawn and Tom (Strength and Conditioning at Topfitness)




To train with this squad, swimmers are required to:

  • Satisfy the head coach that you are suitable

  • Attend 3-6 sessions per week

  • Show a strong commitment to the sport

  • Have achieved Metro and/or State level qualifying times.

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

  • Be approximately 13-18 years of age

Training times

Swimmers may attend any of the following sessions each week:

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

Swimmers are training to qualify for and compete at State level competitions.

Swim meets

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

Outlined below are the priority meets for this squad:

  • M1 Galas (Terms 1, 2 and 4)

  • Metro Short Course Competition (Term 3)

  • Victorian Short Course Age Championships* (Term 3)

  • Victorian Age Championships* (Term 4)

  • Victorian Sprint Championships* (Term 1)

  • Metro All Junior Competition (Term 1)

* Qualifying times apply


Swimmers typically progress into the State Squad from Sprinters or Open.

From State, swimmers can move into one of the following squads: