Rackley Squad Programs cater for all abilities and the focus is on developing each swimmer to reach their potential and love of the sport. Click the link above to see Squad Timetable Scroll down for Squad levels and fee information.
Squad swimming is a great way to develop lifelong skills, refine technique and most importantly be safe and have fun in the water. Training sessions will provide swimmers with the skills and stamina needed to set their sights on competing at their chosen level be it Local, School, Masters or National level.
Led by Head Coach Damien Jones, at Rackley Centenary we have a team of experienced coaches who have proven success at all levels of the sport. Swimmers at all levels are offered in the water and of the water training and development with a focus on long term success, achievement and enjoyment.
The Centenary Aquatic Centre has a long-standing reputation for providing one of the best training facilities in Brisbane. The program has consistently produced swimmers who have competed at the very highest levels for their country across a multitude of disciplines. The centre has a 25m indoor short course water 50m outdoor long course water, Gym, cardio and weights rooms, Physiotherapy and Musculoskeletal specialists onsite. Click here for address and Map of how to get to Gregory Terrace School Pool
JOIN THE CLUB!
Swimmers are encouraged to Join the Rackley Swim team so they can put skills into practice and race. Club membership enables swimmers to participate in Club nights and local, state and national competitions. Adult swimmers can join the Rackley Masters swim team.
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Squads for all levels
|Fun & safety is the primary objective of Mini Squad swimming, coincidentally it is the
reason we ‘learn to swim’ initially. Mini Squad is designed for children predominantly 6
years and older and is targeted at swimmers that have completed all the skills associated
with learning to swim lessons. Mini squad’s focus is 1-2 key concepts every session,
while introducing swimmers to a squad environment.
|Building upon the fundamental swimming skills and developing your child's ability to learn
how to train and help them develop a growth mindset and develop a love for the sport through
having fun. Individual swimmers will be introduced to a variety of racing opportunities as
they continue to master the four competitive strokes and gain greater proficiency in turns,
starts and finishes. Recommended to attend minimum 2 sessions a week and attend club nights
and local meets. Equipment required – Fins, pull buoy, kickboard and water bottle.
for senior multi-sport athletes. It targets the specific endurance and speed
requirements of the athlete’s primary sport and event. Sessions are designed to
help swimmers develop skills & conditioning specifically for competitive swimming.
There is no minimum number of training sessions; however if swimmers wish to compete at
a competitive school level or higher they are encouraged to complete a minimum of 3-4
sessions a week.
Designed for swimmers competing at a Brisbane and State Level. The Bronze Squad is the entry group into our performance-focused squads for swimmers aged 11 and over. In the Bronze squad we focus on encouraging the lifelong love and appreciation of swimming as we introduce the swimmers to more rigorous training, preparing them for competition at a state level. Squad sessions at Bronze Level maintain an emphasis on stroke technique while incorporating more aerobic endurance, racing skills and dry land sessions. It is aimed at continuing to develop swimmer’s conditioning for competition but also creating training habits and behaviours that give athletes the highest chance of long-term success. Recommended to attend minimum 4 sessions a week and must compete at coach selected competitions.
Equipment required – Fins, pull buoy, kickboard, snorkel, paddles, band and water
for swimmers competing at a National level. Swimmers are selected into the Silver Squad
at the discretion of the coaches based on an athlete’s physical and mental preparedness
as well as alignment with the culture of the squad. Silver swimmers have personal
ambitions to reach the highest level in swimming. This squad trains at high intensity,
with a focus on three main areas of improvement: swimming technique, strength, and
endurance. Squad sessions at Silver Level maintain an emphasis on stroke technique while
incorporating more aerobic endurance, racing skills and dry land sessions. It is aimed
at continuing to develop swimmer’s conditioning for competition but also creating
training habits and behaviours that give athletes the highest chance of long-term
success. Equipment required – Fins, pull buoy, kickboard, snorkel, paddles, band and
|Gold Squad is our high performance squad. Swimmers are selected into the Gold Squad at the
discretion of the Head Coach based on an athlete’s physical and mental preparedness as well
as alignment with the culture of the squad.
|Our SwimFit+ sessions are designed to improve performance and technique. SwimFit+ sessions are tailored to the goals of the SwimFit+ members. Longer sessions, lower lane density and experienced Rackley Coaches will help you reach your swimming goal. This level is for those who are looking to improve their swimming technique and fitness. It is suitable for a wide variety of people, from beginners through to competitive swimmers training for Masters, Triathlon and/or Ocean swimming.|
Squad Fortnightly Fees*
GOLD AGE/ OPEN SQUAD
|SWIMFIT (SENIOR) SQUAD
|ADULT / SWIMFIT+
Squad fees are debited fortnightly - Effective September 2021
*plus a $0.39 fee from a third party insurer who ensures the protection and security of your direct debit details
*Squad Membership Cancellation/Suspension Policy
Programmed Squad breaks -Please note the fees for Squads are calculated based on an annual amount spread across fortnightly payments. The amount takes into account expected breaks/holiday periods for swimmers and coaches eg. Xmas- New Year and breaks after a major competition and during these times fortnightly fees continue as normal. This enables Rackley to maintain an experienced and quality coaching team.
Family breaks/holidays - if your swimmer is taking a break/holiday of more than 2 weeks (or in case of injury) please contact pool reception staff to organise a payment suspension for the period you are away (noting that on return your time/day for squads may vary depending on availability).
Cancellations – If you decide to stop squad training and/or move to another program please ensure you communicate with your coach so they understand your reasons and can help address any concerns AND communicate in writing 7 days in advance of your next debit – see this link for more information. Click here to complete a cancellation form
Junior Development Coach
Head Coach Age and Schools Programs