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

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.

Competitive squads

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. 

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. 

development SQUAD

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.

lifestyle squads

SWIMFIT SQUAD

The SwimFIT Squad is a fitness-based swimming squad for participants aged 11 – 18. Swimmers should be comfortable swimming for an hour and completing an average of 2 – 3km in a session. Swimmers must complete an assessment prior to joining.

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. 

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. 

Schedule

Term 3 2021
Commencing Wednesday 14 July through to Saturday 18 September. 

  Monday   Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Development Squad 4:00pm – 5:30pm   6:15am – 7:45am 6:15am – 7:45am   8:00am – 10:00am
Junior Performance Squad

6:00am – 7:45am

  6:00am – 7:45am 6:00am – 7:45am 6:00am – 7:45am 8:00am – 10:00am
Senior Performance Squad 6:00am – 7:45am and 4:00pm – 6:30pm 3:30pm – 5:30pm 6:00am – 7:45am 6:00am – 7:45am 6:00am – 7:45am 8:00am – 10:00am
SwimFIT Squad 5:00pm – 6:00pm     5:00pm – 6:00pm 6:15am – 7:45am 10:00am – 11:00am
Merton Squad   6:15pm – 7:30pm   6:15pm – 7:30pm    
 

Coaching and Membership Fees

 
Squad Type Annual Club Membership* Term Fees OG/MGGS Staff/Parent* Term Fees – MGGS Student

Term Fees – Community

Development Squad $150 N/A N/A $250
Junior and Senior Performance Squad $150 N/A N/A $350
SwimFit Squad N/A N/A N/A $150
The Merton Squad** N/A $180 N/A $180

*Is paid via Swim Central and 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.

enrol

If you are already a part of our Swimming Club please register via the link below.

new to artemis aquatics?

Looking to join Artemis Aquatics but not sure which 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. 

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

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.

Angie Armellini

Coach

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

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.