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SQUADS

Please find information about assessments and joining here. Swimmers can join at any time; fees may be calculated pro-rata.

Payments: Squad training fees are invoiced quarterly and must be paid directly to the Coach by the due date. 

In order to continually provide a high level of coaching standard for ALL squad members, our fees are structured at a low flat rate including any public holiday, possible pool closures, school holidays, and regardless of swimmers' attendance.

Failure to pay squad fees by the due date will result in suspension from squad training without notice.

We only provide credit due to medical reasons. 

Thank you for understanding.

Please note that squad training fees do not include Valley Pool entrance fees, which are paid directly to the venue by a multi-visit squad pass purchased at the pool reception (this multi-visit pass can also be used at the Musgrave Park Swimming Centre).

A note on dry land: Swimmers must be dressed in appropriate sports attire along with running shoes. If swimmers arrive without dry land gear, they will not be permitted to participate for their own safety. As per the Safe Sport policy, the minimum number of athletes for dry land must be 2.

Commercial Swimming Club Membership: Competitive or non-competitive membership is mandatory and is arranged once a season through Swim Central portal. We encourage all squad members to register as competitive swimmers and represent Commercial at meets.

Training Timetable: please find our timetable and more information about each squad in this PDF document:

Training Equipment:

In order to develop necessary technical and physical abilities, the swimmers are required to have the following training equipment:

  • DMC silicon FINS (required for all swimmers)

      Those fins are available here or here, or at the Valey Pool kiosk

 

  • Center-mounted SNORKEL (required for all swimmers)

      Snorkels are available here or here, or at the Valey Pool kiosk

  • PULL-BUOY (required for all swimmers)

      3-layer (junior size) pull-buoys are recommended for

      Pre-Squad swimmers and 4-layer pull-buoys are recommended for older swimmers

      Pull-buoys are available here or at the Valey Pool kiosk

  • HAND PADDLES (required for Intermediate and Senior squads swimmers)

      "Strokemakers" hand paddles of Small but no larger than Medium size

      (refer to the size chart on the website). When assembling paddles, use only middle finger straps. 

      FINIS strapless paddles of Small, Medium, or Large sizes (Strokemakers paddles are also here or the at Valey Pool kiosk)

  • FINGER PADDLES (required for Intermediate and Senior squads swimmers)

     Those paddles come in Junior or Senior sizes. When assembling paddles,

     use only middle finger straps. 

  • ANKLE STRAP (required for Junior, Intermediate and Senior squads swimmers)​

      Either TYR (adjustable) or FINIS straps can be used.

Wet Weather Policy: Training is held in any weather conditions with some exceptions: in case of a thunderstorm with lightning we follow directions of the venue staff (clearing the pool and waiting for permission to re-enter and continue pool training when safe). While waiting for longer than 30 min the swimmers are asked to dry off and do dry land training. 

In case of severe weather forecasts such as hail or thunderstorms with lightning, we still encourage swimmers to attend training that may consist of dry land activities followed by pool training after the storm passed and when permitted by the venue staff.

Raining does not mean that training is canceled.

Casual training: We do not offer casual squad training for age group swimmers.

Trial training: We offer up to one week of free training for those wishing to trial our program.

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Adult Squad - currently taking EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Ability: Train for 1 hour (approx. 2km). Prior squad training desirable. Fitness and competitive swimmers welcome.

Goals: Improve fitness.

Minimum age: 18

Sessions available per week: 2 x 60 mins -- SUBJECT TO EXPRESSION OF INTEREST.

Fee: $120 per 10 session pass; $15 casual pass

Should we receive adequate expressions of interest, lunchtime training sessions will also be offered to the adult squad. If you would like to see these times added to our schedule, please contact us!

Private Coaching

Ability: The pool is 2m deep, so swimmers must be able to swim 25m independently.

Minimum age: 5

Sessions available per week: by appointment. Please contact us.

Fee: $45 per 30 mins