Monbulk Marlins Swimming Club offers 4 squads for different skills, swimming fitness and competitive aspirations 

Squad Descriptions

Junior Bronze Squad

JUNIOR BRONZE squad is aimed at swimmers who are progressing from learn to swim programs. Swimmers will focus on exposure to swimming techniques and skill development

Swimmers 10 & under must be supervised by a parent or guardian during training sessions.

Bronze Squad

BRONZE squad is an introduction to competitive swimming, but the emphasis is firmly placed on having fun, socialising, promoting health and fitness and improving stroke technique.

The initial goal of BRONZE Squad is to transition swimmers from the learn-to-swim programs of the swimming schools towards competitive swimming. Then to continue to develop the technique of swimmers who have already learned freestyle and backstroke with a good understanding of breaststroke.

Training sessions are programmed to create correct competitive swimming techniques, develop breaststroke and butterfly and increase stamina and fitness. This squad also focuses on teaching the skills such as starts and turns.

Swimmers 10 & under must be supervised by a parent or guardian during training sessions.

Silver Squad

SILVER swimmers have either developed all four strokes to a reasonable level in BRONZE Squad or are older swimmers who have recently joined the club. Programs are technically more challenging and promote greater endurance in swimmers. Training emphasises enjoyment with an understanding of health and fitness and the encouragement of making friends.

At this level most swimmers are aware of the competition rules and are entering swim meets recommended by their coaches. Swimmers are continuing to develop their fitness, endurance and technique; some may be aiming for State Qualifying Times.

Gold Squad

Swimmers entering GOLD squad will have an introduction to State level swimming with increased sessions, higher intensity and volume. GOLD Squad swimmers show potential to swim State times over 50m during the current season. With a shift in training focus to speed and endurance it also focuses on more advanced technique and fine tuning. The year is planned out with phase training aimed at allowing swimmers to be performing at their best for major competitions.

Masters Squad

The motto of Masters Swimming is Fitness, Friendship and Fun and at the Marlins we try to embody these ideas at every training session.  You don’t have to be a superstar to join our masters swimming squad, our main goal is to be inclusive of swimmers of all levels and tailor our coaching to help you meet your goals. 

Membership is open to people who are 18 years or older. An individual who has attained the age of 18 can join our Masters Club to train for fitness and skill development and if you wish you can also compete in club, branch and national masters events however the minimum age for competing at masters level is 25. 

With all squads to get the best results training must be consistent every week! 

Squad Progression