Training Details

Our experienced coaches provide year round training for those swimmers looking to maintain and develop swim fitness and technique. Lara Swimming Pool closes over winter each year, so our sessions move to the nearby Handbury Centre at Geelong Grammar and Waterworld, Norlane.

Sessions will provide education on:

  • fitness
  • nutrition
  • stroke correction
  • starts and turns
  • strength and conditioning
  • injury prevention
  • race preparation
  • race planning

All with some fun along the way!

Summer training

In November, our training moves to the Lara Swimming Pool when we commence our summer season.

Senior Squad (commences November)

Swimmers in the Senior Squad are training for Country, State and National times.

Day Time Location Session
Monday 5:45am Lara Pool Pool session
Tuesday 5:45am Lara Pool Pool session
Wednesday 5:45am Lara Pool Pool session
Thursday 5:45am Lara Pool Pool session
Friday 5:45am Lara Pool Pool session

Junior Squad (commences November)

Swimmers in the Junior Squad are training for Country, State and National times.

Day Time Location Session
Monday 5:45am Lara Pool Pool session
Tuesday 5:45am Lara Pool Pool session
Wednesday 5:45am Lara Pool Pool session
Thursday 5:45am Lara Pool Pool session
Friday 5:45am Lara Pool Pool session

Step Up Squad (commences November)

The Step Up Squad offers a choice of training times with an aim of children moving to morning sessions, where they will work towards achieving Country and State times. Train Tuesday & Friday mornings, plus one other morning of choice.

Day Time Location Session
Monday 5:15am Lara Pool Pool session
Tuesday 5:45am Lara Pool Pool session
Wednesday 5:45am Lara Pool Pool session
Thursday 5:45am Lara Pool Pool session
Friday 5:45am Lara Pool Pool session

Development Squad (commences November)

The Development Squad is available for those new to training or recreational swimmers.

Day Time Location Session
Monday 5:15pm Lara Pool Pool session
Wednesday 5:15pm Lara Pool Pool session
Thursday 5:15pm Lara Pool Pool session

Semi-retired Swimmers

Training and technique sessions are available for semi-retired and adult learn to swimmers. Please contact Robyn Cogan for more details. We hold Open and Semi-Retired events each Saturday over summer at our Club Races for those wishing to compete.


Winter training

This season our coaching panel is conducting winter training sessions at both the Geelong Grammar School’s Handbury Centre and Waterworld. The Club holds its annual training camp at Geelong Grammar in July.

Senior Squad (commences April 20)

Swimmers in the Senior Squad are training for Country, State and National times.

Day Time Location Session
Monday 6:00am Waterworld Pool session
Tuesday 5:45am Geelong Grammar Pool session
Wednesday 6:00am Waterworld Gym session
Thursday 5:45am Geelong Grammar Pool session
Friday 5:45am Geelong Grammar Pool session
Saturday Rest Day
Sunday 10:00am Waterworld Pool session (optional)

Junior Squad (commences July)

Swimmers in the Junior Squad are training for Country, State and National times.

Day Time Location Session
Monday 6:15am Lara Community Centre Strength & Conditioning
Tuesday 5:45am Geelong Grammar Pool session
Wednesday 5:45am Waterworld Pool session
Thursday 5:45am Geelong Grammar Pool session
Friday 5:45am Geelong Grammar Pool session
Sunday 10:00am Waterworld Pool session (optional)

Step Up Squad (commences start of Term 3)

The Step Up Squad offers a choice of training times with an aim of children moving to morning sessions, where they will work towards achieving Country and State times.

Day Time Location Session
Monday 5:45am Geelong Grammar Pool session
Thursday 5:45am Geelong Grammar Pool session

Development Squad (commences start of Term 3)

The Development Squad is available for those new to training or recreational swimmers.

Day Time Location Session
Monday 5:15pm Geelong Grammar Pool session

Semi-retired Swimmers

Training and technique sessions are available for semi-retired and adult learn to swimmers. Please contact Robyn Cogan for more details. We hold Open and Semi-Retired events each Saturday over summer at our Club Races for those wishing to compete.