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Southport

GOLDCOAST AQUATIC CENTRE [GCAC]

The GCAC Is a world-class swimming and aquatic venue located in the Gold Coast's stunning Broadwater Parklands, Southport.

A star performer during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, GCAC was the venue for the swimming and diving events. The Centre continues to host regular local, national and international elite sporting competitions. Boasting two 50m pools and a 25m program pool for our squad program to utilise, we are able to ensure all levels of swim squad members are catered for.

 

HEAD COACH: Glenn Baker

Glenn has been the Head Coach of Southport since 2005 and has overseen the explosion of swimming talent representing the club ever since. Southport Olympic had had multiple swimmers represent Australia at every level of international competition including Pan Pacific & World Championships, Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games (Beijing 2008,London 2012 & Toyko 2020). At each of these our swimmers have come back with medals.

Mini SQUAD

Session times -

4.00 - 5.00 PM Mon, Tue, Thurs & Fri

8.00 -9 0.00 AM Sat 

Description -

         Cost $82 per fortnight / direct debited two weeks in advance

·        Duration 60mins

·        Suggested attendance per week 3-4 sessions

 

Mini Squad is a stepping stone into competitive swimming and lifelong skills in the water. The primary focus is to teach and refine all strokes, turns, dives and learn how to use the pace clock . there is a focus on developing aerobic fitness & strength in the water while enjoying training in a squad environment. This squad targets regional meets and has opportunities to attend JX development camps.

JUNIOR SQUAD

Session times - 

4.30 - 6.00 PM Mon, Tue, Thurs & Fri

4.00 - 6.00 PM Wed 

6.00 - 8.00 AM Sat

Description -

         Cost $92 per fortnight / direct debited two weeks in advance

·        Duration 90mins

·        Suggested attendance per week 4-6 sessions

 

Junior Squad builds aerobic fitness, skill and technique in all strokes for junior competitive swimming.  Swimmers in this level are training to become confident competitive swimmers. While mastering all strokes and greater proficiency in advanced drills, turns, dives and getting ready to compete at a Regional level and School State Swimming level. The focus is to maintain lifelong skills in the water while enhancing all strokes, fitness, discipline and teamwork.

STATE SQUAD

Session times - 

4.00 - 6.00 PM Mon, Tue & Thurs

5.00 - 7.00 AM Wed & Fri

6.00 - 8.00 AM Sat

Description -

        Cost $97 per fortnight / direct debited two weeks in advance

  • Duration 120mins

  • Suggested attendance per week 6-7 sessions

 

Sessions will focus on technical skill and are designed to develop and prepare swimmers for Qld State level meets and for swimmers to progress to National Age Level competition.  Sessions combine land based training to improve strength & power along with pool sessions.

Seasonal planning allows for optimal swimmer performances at School Regional / National Championships and the QLD State Short & Long Course Championships.

NATIONAL SQUAD

Session times - 

5.00 - 7.00 AM Mon to Fri

4.00 - 6.00 AM Mon & Wed

6.00 - 8.00 AM Sat

Description -

        Cost $107 per fortnight / direct debited two weeks in advance

  • Duration 120mins

  • Suggested attendance per week 7-8 sessions

Develop and mentor swimmers by building on fundamental skills and abilities in order to qualify and compete at the highest level in Australia. Seasonal plans are focused on achieving results at QLD State Championships & the Australian Age & Open National Championships. Sessions consist of land based & pool sessions.

OPEN SQUAD

Session times - 

6.30 - 9.00 AM Mon to Fri

3.00 - 5.30 PM Mon, Tue & Thurs

3.00-5.00 PM Wed

7.00 - 9.30 AM Sat

Description -

        Cost $130 per fortnight / direct debited two weeks in advance

  • Duration 150mins

  • Please see Head Coach for session attendance requirements

Open squad athletes are aspiring to make National Open finals & be selected on Australian representative teams. Entry into this squad is based on a meeting with the programs Head Coach. Athlete's commit to a periodic training regime that includes land based & pool sessions for peak performance at Australian Open Championship & International Meets.

To join our Southport program, inquire through email at beswimcoaching@gmail.com  or by calling Glenn - 0438 366 090

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