Open age squads

We offer squad sessions for all ages and levels at Collingwood, Fitzroy and Richmond.

Open Age Squads offers:

  • qualified coaches
  • multiple weekly squad sessions
  • multi-level program
  • annual training program with holiday breaks
  • dry land and resistance training
  • unlimited use of our pools outside of session times

When are squad sessions?

Download and print our Open Age Squads timetable.

What levels do you have?

District

District squad

District Squad is for swimmers interested in getting into club level swimming. It focuses on improving water skills and fitness.

5 District Squad sessions run Monday to Friday. We suggest you attend at least 2 per week. District runs out of Collingwood Leisure Centre and Richmond Recreation Centre.

The pathway from District Squad is either Fit Squad or Pre-State Squad.

Pre State

Pre State

Pre-State Squad is for people who want to develop the strokes and techniques used in competitive swimming. We focus on improving personal best times and working towards state qualifying times.

We encourage Pre-State swimmers to compete throughout the year.

9 swim squad sessions run Monday to Saturday. We suggest you attend 3-4 each week. Training sessions are at Collingwood, Fitzroy and Richmond.

Dry land sessions run for Pre-State swimmers.

Fit

Fit squad

Fit Squad is for people who love swimming and want to improve, but are not interested in competing.

Fit squad requires a minimum Pre-State level. This is so coaches can focus on improving technique and endurance.

Fit Squad does not have a weekly minimum.

State

State squad

State Squad focuses on stroke skills and techniques at the elite level.

We encourage State swimmers to compete at State level and aim for National qualifying times.

10 State squad sessions and 3 dry land sessions run from Monday to Saturday. We suggest you attend 5-6 each week. Training sessions are at Collingwood, Fitzroy and Richmond.

National

National squad

National Squad is for swimmers aiming for National Championship qualifying times.

National Squad swimmers receive a Yarra Leisure gym membership.

10 swim squad sessions and 3 dry land sessions run Monday to Saturday. We suggest you attend 8-9 each week. Training sessions are at Collingwood, Fitzroy and Richmond.

Join a swimming club

Inner City Aquatic

Inner City Aquatic (ICA) is the recently merged Collingwood Swimming Club and Richmond Swimming Club. ICA is affiliated with Swimming Victoria. ICA coaches are all Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association accredited.

ICA promotes swimming for health and as a competitive sport for school aged and adult swimmers of all abilities. Many ICA swimmers have succeeded at State and National level.

Yarra Roughies

Yarra Roughies Masters Swimming Club swim at Fitzroy Swimming Pool. Yarra Roughies is for adults of all ages and abilities who want fitness and competitive swimming.

The Roughies train with the Yarra Triathlon members timetable.

Contact us to join a squad.