MLC Aquatic Squads
MLC Aquatic is a community based competitive swimming club that promotes the development of swimmers regardless of gender, at every stage.
We work in close partnership with Learn to Swim at MLC Swim School and as a club supports national and international level athletes as members of MLC Aquatic.
The MLC Aquatic squad structure is designed to give swimmers the ability move up, across and into a squad that will meet their swimming needs based on age, swimming ability, swimming goals and commitment level.
Squad allocation is at the discretion of our coaching team, with all of the above factors kept in mind.
Junior Squad swimmers train 2-3 sessions per week and multiple dry land sessions. This squad provides an introduction to training for competition to junior level competitions and novice meets. Swimmers are expected to join the MLC Aquatic Swimming Club and to compete in district and club level competitions.
Development Squad swimmers train 3-4 sessions per week with multiple gym/dry land sessions incorporated into their training Swimmers show a high level of ability in competitive swimming and a strong desire to improve their training and competition performances heading towards State Age qualifying times.
State Squad swimmers train 4-5 sessions per week with multiple gym and dryland sessions. Swimmers are expected to attend training and competitions as prescribed by the coach. Swimmers in this group are qualified for or aiming to qualify for the Victorian Age Championships and are aiming to progress towards Age National qualifying times.
National Target Squad
National Target Squad swimmers train 4-6 sessions per week with multiple gym/dryland sessions per week. The National Target Squad primarily caters for swimmers qualified or aiming to qualify for the Australian Age or Open Championships. The squad also facilitates, with discretion from the coaching team, training opportunities for swimmers at a State or National level who are unable to commit to full training loads due to study commitments.
National Squad swimmers train 7-8 sessions per week with multiple gym/ dry land sessions per week. Swimmers are expected to make a full commitment to the training and competition schedule as set by the Coach. Swimmers in this group are aiming to qualify for and compete at the Australian Age National Championships and Victorian Age and Open State Championship.
National Performance Squad
National Performance Squad swimmers train 8-9 sessions per week with multiple gym/dry land sessions per week. Swimmers are expected to make a full commitment to the training and competition schedule as set by the Head Coach. Swimmers in this group are aiming to final and medal at Australian Age Nationals, make semi-finals and finals at Open National Championships and gain selection on Australian Junior, Youth and Open Teams.
More information about the club and squad structure (Dec 2022):
Contact / Communication with Coaches
It is important for the coach, swimmers and parents to be in constant communication about the squad and swimmers goals and swimmers progress. If there are any concerns in regards to training & competition please speak to your coach.
Squad Fees & Billing
For billing matters please contact the MLC swimming office on 03 9274 6328 or via the online enquiry form.