Squad Pathways

Surrey Park’s squads are structured to cater for swimmers of all levels and ability. There is a pathway for each swimmer, when ready, to progress to the next appropriate squad.

Progression within the Club squad program is at the discretion of the squad coach and will be discussed with both swimmers and parents.

Click Here for Surrey Park’s Swimming Pathways.

High Performance Squad

Coach: Justin Bell

  • Preparation for National level competition;
  • Swimmers are aged 18 years and over;
  • Entry to this squad is by invitation;
  • 9 sessions per week;
  • Swimmers who train with Surrey Park’s club squads are required to join the Club as a “swimmer” member

National Age Performance Squad

Coach: Justin Bell

  • Preparation for State and National Age competitions;
  • Swimmers are aged 13 – 17 years;
  • 8 sessions per week;
  • Swimmers who train with Surrey Park’s club squads are required to join the Club as a “swimmer” member

National Target Squad

Coach: Justin Bell

  • Qualify for State and National Age competitions;
  • Swimmers are aged 12 years and over;
  • 7 sessions per week;
  • Swimmers who train with Surrey Park’s club squads are required to join the Club as a “swimmer” member

Open Performance Squad

Coach: Michael Goff

  • Preparation for State level competition;
  • Swimmers are aged 16 years and over;
  • 8 sessions per week;
  • Swimmers who train with Surrey Park’s club squads are required to join the Club as a “swimmer” member

State Youth Squad

Coach: Anthony  Di Petta

  • Preparation for State level competition;
  • Swimmers are aged 13 to 17 years;
  • 7 sessions per week;
  • Swimmers who train with Surrey Park’s club squads are required to join the Club as a “swimmer” member

State Junior Squad

Coach: Anthony  Di Petta

  • Preparation for State level competition;
  • Swimmers are aged 13 years and under;
  • 6 sessions per week;
  • Swimmers who train with Surrey Park’s club squads are required to join the Club as a “swimmer” member

State Target Squad

Coach: Michael Goff

  • Preparation for State level competition;
  • Swimmers are aged 13 years and over;
  • 6 sessions per week;
  • Swimmers who train with Surrey Park’s club squads are required to join the Club as a “swimmer” member

State Development Squad

Coach: Laura Seddon

  • Preparation for State level competition;
  • Aged 13 years and under;
  • 5 sessions per week;
  • Swimmers who train with Surrey Park’s club squads are required to join the Club as a “swimmer” member

Junior Squads

Junior Squads

Lead Junior Coach: Laura Seddon

Junior Coaches: Chris Tang, Qiao Ning Huang

Junior Advanced
  • Advanced Junior swimmers
  • Preparation for relevant Club, District and State competitions;
  • 4 sessions per week;
  • Swimmers who train with Surrey Park’s club squads are required to join the Club as a “swimmer” member
Junior Intermediate
  • Intermediate Junior swimmers
  • Proficient in all 4 strokes;
  • Enhance water competency
  • 3 sessions per week;
  • Swimmers who train with Surrey Park’s club squads are required to join the Club as a “swimmer” member
Junior Beginner
  • Refinement of stroke technique;
  • Develop water competency;
  • 2 sessions per week;
  • Swimmers who train with Surrey Park’s club squads are required to join the Club as a “swimmer” member

At the end of each of the major competition cycles each season (Victorian Short Course Championships (September), Victorian Long Course Championships (December) and National Age Championships (April), swimmers in all squads will be assessed by the coaching staff to identify which squad is appropriate for them for the next cycle.

If you wish to speak to your child’s coach, please email them and arrange a time to meet.

 JOINING SURREY PARK SWIMMING CLUB

All swimmers who train with Surrey Park Swimming Club’s squads (Junior Squad upwards) are required to join the Club as a “Swimmer” member each season. The swimming membership year runs from 1st July to 30 June.

Joining or rejoining  the Club involves completion or confirmation of membership details online through Swimming Australia’s Swim Central system and  payment of an annual membership fee.

The majority of the membership fee paid is retained by Swimming Victoria and Swimming Australia. this covers a swimmer’s registration plus necessary insurance for training, competing and participating in other Surrey Park activities.

For general enquiries please speak to our customer service team.

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