Swimming Club

A major focus of Artemis Aquatics Swimming Club is to encourage our swimmers to lead healthy and balanced lifestyles for optimal wellbeing.

About the Swimming Club

We aim to provide a program that allows swimmers to develop a life-long love of swimming and achieving their aquatic goals, whilst recognising the importance of balancing these endeavours with other interests and commitments.

Meet the Coaches

Luke Gavin

Program Manager and Head Coach

As Program Manager and Head Coach of Artemis Aquatics, Luke provides leadership and direction across our development pathway from Learn-to-Swim through to recreational, competitive and performance squads.

Garth Kates


Garth hails from WA and comes to Artemis Aquatics as a high-level swimmer and successful coach. As an athlete, he was a member of the Australian Dolphins Swim Team as a butterfly and freestyler.

Natalie Vercher


Natalie is a previous freestyle Victorian State Champion and captained the Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club to the Australian Age Championships.

Campbell McMullin


Campbell joined Artemis Aquatics in 2018. He comes to our program as a former high-level breaststroker and finalist at the Australian Age National Championships whilst competing for Melbourne Vicentre.

Jorden Merrilees


Hi. My name is Jorden. My swimming experience stems from a love for all water sports and 14 years of competitive swimming. I’m a current member of the Australian Dolphins Swim Team. 

Luke Bell


Luke is a professional triathlete, specialising in long course racing over an incredible 17 year career which has seen him place in the top 10 on four occasions in World Championship events.

Click on the headings below to read more about our Squad types:


Coaching and Membership Fees

Squad Type Annual Club Membership* Term Fees OG/MGGS Staff/Parent* Term Fees – MGGS Student Term Fees – Non-MGGS Student
Dolphin Squad $120 N/A $200/Term $250/Term
Development Squad $120 N/A $250/Term $300/Term
Performance Squad $120 N/A $300/Term $350/Term
MGGS GSV/ SSV School Squad*** N/A N/A N/A N/A
The Merton Squad** N/A $150/Term N/A $200/Term
Triathlon Squad N/A N/A $100/Term N/A
SwimFit Squad N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Includes swimming Victoria Registration
**The Merton Squad is our Adult Squad Program. Note that the discount for parent only applies if parent has a child swimming in the program also.
***Term 1 Only



The GSV / SSV Swimming Season: Last week of January to end of March: 8 weeks

Club Swimming Season: 40 – 45 weeks

During the GSV/ SSV Swimming Season, any MGGS Student wishing to trial and represent MGGS must attend the TWO designated sessions per week so that they are training with the Squad to develop a strong sense of team and school spirit.

MGGS students wishing to participate in additional sessions are encouraged to join Artemis Aquatics Swim Club, where they will work with Head Coach Luke Gavin to determine the Squad appropriate to them as well as a weekly training schedule to match their aspirations and commitment.

Competition Information

Information regarding competition opportunities for Artemis Aquatics squad members will be made available shortly. External links to relevant swim competition information are listed below.



Event Date Location More Information
Bayside Long Course Meet  Sunday 27 October  MSAC Click here
Splash n Dash Meet Friday 22 November Artemis Centre artemis.reception@mggs.vic.edu.au
EDA LC Qualifying Meet Sunday 1 December MSAC Click here
Victorian Age LC Championships Tuesday 17 December – Saturday 21 December  MSAC Click here 


Beyond the Black Line welcomes swimmers of all levels to inspire each other to achieve a healthy life balance. We all have a part to play in starting conversations that can make a big difference.

At Artemis Aquatics, we share this important value-proposition and encourage our swimmers and families to visit the Beyond the Black Line website.