Why Choose Lara Swimming Club

At Lara Swimming Club, we believe that every swimmer can be a champion. Whether it’s proudly touching the wall in their first fifty metre swim, competing for enjoyment, or striving for qualifying times, our programs will help them do their best while our culture will help them to be their best.

Our friendly club provides opportunities for the whole family to enjoy the benefits of swimming. We hold learn to swim classes for children beginning school, squad training for competition and fitness and even a recreational/semi-retired competition at our regular Saturday morning meets. Our adult learn to swim and technique refinement classes are also a popular option.

If you’d rather stay dry, that’s not a problem. There’s always plenty of activity poolside, thanks to our Social Club and Fundraising Sub-committees.

Get Wet. Get Healthy.


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Learn to Swim

Lara Swimming Club Learn to Swim

The Lara Swimming Club Learn to Swim program will have your child safe in the water and enjoying the benefits of swimming under the guidance of our experienced instructors.


Lara Swimming Club Training

Our experienced coaches provide year round training for those swimmers looking to maintain and develop swim fitness and technique.


Lara Swimming Club Calendar

Throughout the swimming season, Lara Swimming Club holds a number of events as well as having swimmers compete in targeted meets.

Latest News

Napthine Pairs

The Napthine Pairs relays were held on Friday 21st December to celebrate the end of year. This annual tradition began in 1976 and is named in honour of Vin Napthine pictured below. Vincent Herbert Napthine (1897 – 1976) was a coach at the Lara Swimming Club during the 1970’s. He was a brilliant teacher of correct stroke technique and was also awarded an MBE for his services to swimming (P. Strijder 2013). In a letter to the Swimming Club Committee in 1975 he writes “Having spent many years in the swimming world, I say without hesitation that my greatest privilege has been the pleasure I obtained from teaching children and adults. Among these have been both Army and Air Force personnel, but it gave me more pleasure to see Mrs. June Richardson and her class of ladies in the pool at Lara learning to swim. Not only did they learn, but prior to coming to lessons were complete strangers. They became great friends, and applauded one another for their efforts. No public relations officer could do such a fantastic... read more

Summer training is here!

Learn to swim – begin with water familiarisation and progress to swimming 25 and ultimately 50 metres. Selected Saturday mornings at the Lara pool. Development squad – for children new to training. Mon, Wed, Thur 5pm at the Lara pool. Recreational squad – for swimmers of any age who don’t want to compete but would like to train. Mon, Wed, Thur 5pm at the Lara pool. Step up squad – children move to morning sessions, where they will work towards achieving Country and State times. Senior squad – swimmers in the Senior Squad are training for Country, State and National times. Mon – Fri 5:45am at the Lara pool. Adult squad – training and technique sessions are available for semi-retired and adult learn to swimmers. Mon, Wed, Thur 5pm at the Lara... read more

TRAINING AND CLUB 2018/19 Season

Club and Learn to Swim starts at the Lara pool on Saturday 3rd of November. CURRENT TRAINING SCHEDULE Senior Squad Geelong Grammar Pool (5.45am to 7.00am). Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Waterworld gym – Tuesday Step Up Squad Waterworld Pool (5.45to 7.00am) Tuesday, Grammar Pool (5.45am to 7.00am) Thursday, Friday Development/Junior Development Squads Grammar Pool (5.15pm to 6.15pm) Tuesday, Thursday Adult Squad Grammar Pool (5.15pm to 6.15pm) We welcome Rebecca Balm who has strengthened our coaching group this season. She will take the step up... read more