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Our Squads Program runs year round and our committed and passionate coaching team provides a fun and enjoyable environment with an inclusive pathway to performance to ensure that all participants achieve their swimming potential whether your new to squads, swimming for fitness or competing at an elite level in either the pool or surf.

How to join our program

An assessment is required to join the squads program. Please email swimschool@manlyaquatic.com.au to book in.

Assessment Criteria: Swimmers must be proficient in all 4 stroke and have the ability to maintain correct technique throughout the up to 800m assessment set. 

Time: Saturdays at 8:15am

Squads Program Cost

Payment for squad's sessions are debited fortnightly, in advance from your selected bank account and fees are dependent on how many sessions you attend per week. You fee includes entry to the pool and 1 spectator.

# per week

Fortnightly Debit

Session Cost

1 session

$39.00

$19.50

2 sessions

$59.00

$14.75

3 sessions

$67.00

$11.16

4 sessions

$81.00

$10.12

5 sessions

UNLIMITED

SQUADS MEMBER

$90.00

$9.00

6 sessions

$7.50

7 sessions

$6.42

8 sessions

$5.62

Equipment Required

  • Swim Cap (All Squad Levels) - a MABC cap is provided to you on enrolment (representative caps or plain colour caps are also acceptable)
  • Goggles (All Squad Levels)
  • Flippers (All Squad Levels)
  • Water bottle (All Squad Levels)
  • Mesh kit bag (All Squad Levels)
  • Pool Buoy - (Bronze, Silver & Gold only)
  • Hand Paddles - (Bronze, Silver & Gold)
  • Front breathing snorkel – (Silver & Gold only)

Missed Sessions

The student is eligible to suspend sessions for up to 4 weeks per calendar year, this option requires 2 weeks written notice via email and your fee will be reduced to $1 per day ($6 per full week rather than your normal fee.

For any missed session you are required to send an email up to 30 minutes prior to your squad session. The swimmer is eligible for the following notifications per calendar year;

  • Development = 6
  • Junior                = 9
  • Bronze              = 12
  • Silver & Gold   = 15

There are 2 options to utilise your notification. These are;

  1. Rescheduled Session – You must email swimschool@manlyaquatic.com.au to book into the additional session 24 hours in advance to allow the student access to the changed session and must be used prior to the last session this year. Any notifications of sessions strictly cannot be rolled over to any of next year’s sessions.

  2. Family Swim Pass – The session can be used as Family Swim Passes which allows entry for up to 2 adults and 3 children or 1 adult and 4 children to the pool. Family practice passes strictly expire on 31 December and cannot be extended past this date.

Development Squads | Duration: 45 minutes

Development squads are for swimmers moving up from the Minis program. Sessions are based on refining race technique, endurance and leaning the essentials drills for all strokes.

Swimmers undertake a minimum of 1 sessions per week.

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

4.15pm

4.15pm

4.15pm

4.15pm

  

6.00pm

  

6.00pm

  

Junior Squads | Duration: 60 minutes

Junior squads are for swimmers moving up from the Development squad program. Sessions are based on refining race technique, endurance and pace for all strokes.

Swimmers undertake a minimum of 1-2 sessions per week.

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

7.00am

 

7.00am

 

7.00am

 

4.00pm

4.00pm

 

4.00pm

4.00pm

 

5.00pm

5.00pm5.00pm

5.00pm

  

Bronze Squads | Duration: 60 minutes

This is the entry level of the competitive squads program and consists of 3 levels. Sessions have higher intensity and volume and focus on development of racing techniques and introduction to different training zones.

Swimmers undertake a minimum of 2-3 sessions per week.

* 'FIT' You Bronze (Youth) Squad - Our fitness squads for all your fitness needs. Our predominately freestyle focused sessions for Waterpolo, Triathlons and Surf or just to Improve Fitness and develop and maintain stroke efficiency across all other strokes for both pool and open water swimmers.

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

7.00am

 

7.00am

 

7.00am

8.00am

4.00pm

4.00pm

4.00pm

4.00pm

 

 

5.00pm

*5.00pm

 

*5.00pm

5.00pm

 
      

Silver Squads | Duration: 90 minutes

Silver squads are the next levels in our competitive squads program, consists of 2 levels and are for those who wish to swim competitively. The intensity and volume of training sessions is high. Focus is on building a strong aerobic endurance base as well as improving stroke and racing technique.

Swimmers undertake a minimum of 3-4 sessions per week.

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

5.30am

 

5.30am

 

5.30am

6.30am

4.00pm

  

4.00pm

4.00pm

 
5.30pm5.00pm5.00pm

5.30pm

  

Gold Squads | Duration: 120 minutes

Gold Squads consists of 4 levels. Swimmers must be athletes competing at elite levels for National and/or State Championships, Surf Life Saving or Triathlons and be dedicated and focused on achievement and performance. Fitness Centre options are also available for swimmers over 16 years of age. For more details please enquire with your coach

Swimmers undertake a minimum of 5+ sessions per week.

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

5.30am

5.30am

5.30am

5.30am

5.30am

6.00am

5.00pm

 5.00pm

5.00pm

4.00pm

 

 

Our Adults Squads program information can be found on the Adult Swim Program page

Swim Club

2020/21 Registrations now open!

We are proudly partnered with Manly Swim Club. Manly Swim Club were established in 1905, currently has members ranging from 3 years to veterans are affiliated with Sydney Metro North East, Swimming NSW and Swimming Australia.

The clubs objectives are to provide a great family environment and encourage each member to achieve their personal goals with swimming and have fun doing so. Manly Swim Club hold in-house meets all year round providing club meets in both long course in summer, short course in winter and our Annual 'Bob Carlon' Long Course Qualifying Meet in November. 

For all further information on club email info@manlyswimclub.org.au

Unable to make a session?

If you’re unable to turn up to your lesson, notify us at least 30 minutes prior and we will issue you with a family swim/practice pass for the lesson missed. 

You receive a set number of Reschedule passes each calendar year dependant on the level of squad you are in, they will be added to your student card and are valid for use up until 31 December each year. To redeem all you need to do is email to book in for a rescheduled session or if you wish to come for a recreational swim you are able to  present your student card to our friendly reception staff and use one of the notified sessions to gain entry to the facility for up to 5 people (max of 2 adults).

Going away?

Take advantage of our four suspension weeks each calendar year and suspend your regular sessions if you’re going away. You must give 14 days’ notice and your session/s will be charged at $6 per week (or charged a $1 p/day, if the suspension is for part of a week and you are attending other session within that week) rather than the full price. 

* Competitions - You are not eligible for suspensions if you are attending a targetted meet where a coach is present.

Request a cancellation

Complete this form if you wish to cancel from the program. Note: All cancellations require 30 days notice for processing.

 

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