A major focus of Artemis Aquatics Swimming Club is to encourage our swimmers to lead healthy and balanced lifestyles for optimal wellbeing.
Artemis Aquatics was founded in 2017 to inspire our community to become the swimmer they want to be by providing high quality coaching and learning experiences in skill and athletic development across a range of aquatic pursuits.
We celebrate in providing an enjoyable, safe and healthy environment in which our swimmers can develop their skills and self-confidence for a lifelong affinity with the water, delivering classes and squad programs to suit a range of ages and abilities to cater for personal growth and development within a clear and progressive pathway.
The Development Squad program is the first step in our competition pathway and caters to swimmers who are beginning their journey into squad training in a fun, friendly and educational environment.
Swimmers are introduced to the rules of competitive swimming and trained to become consistent in their technique, skills and time management.
Those in the Development Squad are required to show consistency in all four competitive strokes and turns and will be encouraged to race 50 metres freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly at local competitions.
The Development Squad program includes dryland training sessions to work on their strength, coordination and flexibility and swimmers are encouraged to attend 3-4 training sessions per week.
Development Squad must become members of the Artemis Aquatics Swimming Club in order to compete at club meets.
Junior performance squad
The Junior Performance Squad is for swimmers who have learnt the fundamentals of competitive swimming and are now aiming to achieve State qualifying times.
This squad has a particular focus on fine-tuning technique and skills as swimmers are required to demonstrate control, coordination and awareness in their technique.
Coaches will introduce goal setting and evaluating and swimmers are asked to challenge themselves, be motivated and have a positive work ethic.
More complex dryland training sessions are introduced and Junior Performance Squad members are encouraged to attend 4-5 training sessions per week.
Swimmers in the Junior Performance Squad must become members of the Artemis Aquatics Swimming Club in order to compete at club meets.
Senior Performance Squad
The Senior Performance Squad is Artemis Aquatics’ elite squad for swimmers who have achieved multiple State qualifying times.
Coaches develop these committed athletes to plan, prepare and perform at State Age and National Age Championship swim meets.
Swimmers will focus on developing all aspects of stroke technique, mental training, racing skills and strategies to prepare for competition and will be shown weekly video analysis monitoring their training and performance progression.
Each athlete will be provided with a dryland gym program focusing on strength, explosive power and muscle endurance. Their program will be closely monitored and adjusted according to each swimmer’s specific needs.
Swimmers are encouraged to attend 5-7 training sessions per week and are required to complete a physical screening at the club’s preferred physiotherapist each year to provide our coaching staff with information necessary to create the most efficient strength and conditioning schedule possible.
Swimmers in the Senior Performance Squad must become members of the Artemis Aquatics Swimming Club in order to compete at club meets.
The SwimFIT Squad is a fitness-based swimming squad for participants aged 11 – 18. Swimmers who sign up for this squad will be allocated to a lane appropriate to their age, ability and swimming fitness.
The SwimFIT squad is designed to:
- Assist participants with their swimming technique and general swimming-based fitness;
- Provide a cross-training option for students all year-round;
- Provide swimmers with the opportunity to swim regularly as part of their exercise routine, without the pressure or commitment to compete.
Swimmers should be comfortable swimming for an hour and completing an average of 2 – 3km in a session.
There are no minimum training requirements for this squad, but there is a maximum of two sessions per week available.
ADULT SQUAD: THE MERTON SQUAD
In honour of our School’s history, the Merton Squad is the name chosen for our adult swim squad.
The swim squad caters for participation in all aquatic pursuits from triathlon, to surf lifesaving, masters swimming, ocean swims and general fitness. Regardless of what inspires you to swim, our coaching staff will work with you to assist in your skill development, endurance and speed.
As a guide, distances covered during the sessions range from 2000m – 3500m. If it’s been a while since you’ve swum in a group before, our adult squad sessions are designed to help you commit to a regular swimming routine within a fun and encouraging environment.
Term 1 2021
Commencing Monday 1 February through to Saturday 3 April.
Please note squads will take place in the week from 25 January – 29 January. Please contact Artemis Reception for further details.
*Merton Squad starts in the week beginning Tuesday 2 February concludes the following week on Thursday 8 April.
|Development Squad||4:30pm – 5:30pm||6:30am – 8:00am||6:30am – 8:00am||8:00am – 10:00am|
|Junior Performance Squad||6:00am – 8:00am||6:00am – 8:00am||6:00am – 8:00am||6:00am – 8:00am||8:00am – 10:00am|
|Senior Performance Squad||6:00am – 8:00am and 3:30pm – 5:30pm||3:30pm – 5:30pm||6:00am – 8:00am||6:00am – 8:00am||6:00am – 8:00am||8:00am – 10:00am|
|SwimFIT Squad||5:30pm – 6:30pm||3:45pm – 5:00pm||6:15am – 7:45am||10:00am – 11:15am|
|Merton Squad||6:15pm – 7:30pm||6:15pm – 7:30pm|
|Squad Type||Annual Club Membership*||Term Fees OG/MGGS Staff/Parent*||Term Fees – MGGS Student||
Term Fees – Community
|Junior and Senior Performance Squad||$120||N/A||N/A||$350|
|The Merton Squad**||N/A||$150||N/A||$200|
*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.
new to artemis aquatics?
Looking to join Artemis Aquatics but not sure what squad is the most appropriate?
Please book in for an assessment with one of our coaches.
Assessments take place on Monday and Tuesday evenings at 6:00pm and Saturday mornings at 10:00am.
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.
Approachable, enthusiastic, passionate, patient and highly motivated, Brad has an impressive track record of developing strong rapport with swimmers and their families, as well as leading, coaching and mentoring other coaches and swim teachers.
- Gold Licence Swimming Coach
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.
He held the role of senior swim coach at St. Hilda’s Anglican School in Perth. More recently, Garth was assistant swimming coach at the Western Australian Institute of Sport and part of the team who coached Tamsin Cook to a silver medal in Rio (4 x 200 free relay.)
- Silver License Swimming Coach
Angie is a previous Australian and Italian National Age medallist, and Australian and Italian National Open finalist in the 200 and 400 IM.
Angie is a Bronze Accredited Level Swimming Coach with experience coaching development, state, and national level swimmers, as well as adults and swim fit programs both at the Jamboree Heights Swim Club in Queensland and Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club.
Angie is on pool deck morning and evening whilst balancing her medical degree, coaching across a number of different Artemis Aquatic squads for both our age groupers in the development squads as well as our Merton Squad swimmers.