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!

The following squad types are offered;

  • Development squad
  • Recreational squad
  • Step up squad
  • Senior squad
  • Adult squad

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

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.

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

Development Squad / Recreational Squad (commences November)

The Development Squad is available for those new to training. A recreational squad is available for swimmers who don’t want to compete but would like to train.

Day Time Location Session
Monday 5:00pm Lara Pool Pool session
Wednesday 5:00pm Lara Pool Pool session
Thursday 5:00pm Lara Pool Pool session

Semi-retired and Adult learner 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

Winter training sessions are held at both the Geelong Grammar School’s Handbury Centre and Waterworld.  The Club holds its annual training camp at Geelong Grammar in October.

Senior Squad

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

Day Time Location Session
Monday 5:45am Geelong Grammar Pool session
Tuesday 6:00am Waterworld Gym session
Wednesday 5:45am Geelong Grammar Pool 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)

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
Tuesday 5:45am Waterworld Pool session
Thursday 5:45am Geelong Grammar Pool session
Friday 5:45am Geelong Grammar Pool session

Development Squad / Recreational Squad (commences start of Term 3)

The Development Squad is available for those new to training. A recreational squad is available for swimmers who don’t want to compete but would like to train.

Day Time Location Session
Tuesday 5:15pm Geelong Grammar Pool session
Thursday 5:30pm Geelong Grammar Pool session

Semi-retired and Adult learner 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.