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.



The Dolphin Squad program is the perfect entry level Swim Squad program. The Squad caters to those who are beginning their swimming journey in a fun, friendly and educational environment.


The Development Squad program provides opportunities for swimmers to strengthen the foundations of competitive technique and skill. Swimmers in this squad must have the ability to train for 90 minutes with sound technique in all four strokes.


The Performance Squad assists in the development of committed athletes to plan, prepare and perform at GSV Competitions, State Age and National Age Championship meets.


The Girls Sport Victoria (GSV) / School Sport Victoria (SSV) squad is a seasonal squad only and designed specifically for students in year 3-12 who train and compete to represent MGGS in the GSV / SSV swimming competitions.


In honour of our School’s history, the Merton Squad is the name chosen for our adult swim squad and we are thrilled to extend an invitation to Old Grammarians, parents, staff and friends.


Triathlon squad swimming sessions are designed to prepare girls to compete in triathlon. Triathlon squad is available for any student in Year 7-12 and is open to the first-time triathlete to the more experienced campaigner.


The SwimFit Squad is a fitness-based swimming squad for MGGS Students in Year 5 – 12. Students who sign up for this Squad will be allocated to a lane appropriate to their age, ability and swimming fitness.


Artemis Aquatics is currently closed due to the developing status of COVID-19.

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 N/A $250/Term
Development Squad $120 N/A N/A $300/Term
Performance Squad $120 N/A N/A $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 N/A 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


Meet the Coaches

Brad Harris

Aquatics Program Manager and Head Coach

Highly experienced and accomplished swim coach with proven success working with all levels of squad programs from the development of junior squads through to high performing senior national representative swimmers. 

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.

Angie Armellini


Angie is a previous Australian and Italian National Age medallist, and Australian and Italian National Open finalist in the 200 and 400 IM.


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 Brad Harris 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.


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.