Squads | City of Fremantle


Fremantle Leisure Centre’s Squad program caters for all levels of competitive and non-competitive swimmers. Whether your child wants to swim for fitness and make new friends, or has chosen to pursue swimming as their chosen sport and wants to compete, then our Squads program is the perfect choice.

Led by Head Coach Ray Utting, our team has over 40 years coaching experience combined. Coaches will work with each swimmer to best achieve their personal goals in the pool and to develop their character as they swim as part of a team in their squad.

Where to start?

To get started in our Squad program all swimmers must complete an assessment by a coach. This is how we can best determine the squad your child will fit into.

Assessments occur on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please state your child’s name at reception and our friendly staff will let you know where your assessment will take place.

Email FLCsquads@fremantle.wa.gov.au to enquire about your free assessment.


Formula 1

Swimmers without any squad experience will start in Formula One (green caps) regardless of age and will be moved to the appropriate competitive or fitness squad group when ready.

Here swimmers will be introduced to competitive techniques across all four strokes, individual medley (IM), starts and turns. Focus us placed on building the engine for further swimmer development.

Click here to view the skills covered, and session times for Formula 1.


Swimmers in our competitive stream will develop fitness and competition skills while following specifically designed squad training programs. Techniques to improve individual performances are introduced with focus on creating a strong team culture.

The techniques introduced in each squad are a vital component of training and are maintained and developed as swimmers progress through the program. Swimmers in the competitive stream are encouraged to join Fremantle Port Swimming Club and participate in club days, dual club meets and Swimming WA qualifying meets.

Click below to view the criteria and session days for each of our competitive squads:


The fitness program suits swimmers who haven’t chosen swimming as their main sport, but still want to keep fit and improve their skills in the water, while being part of a squad. Emphasis is placed on supporting all swimmers, regardless of their aquatic pursuits.

Programs are focused on maintaining fitness levels through the use of drills and an emphasis is placed on building aerobic capacity. It is expected that swimmers have a sound foundation of swimming ability prior to entering the fitness pathway.

Swimmers are promoted to the next squad when they meet selected entry criteria. Fitness swimmers can be assessed by coaches at any point to move over into the competitive stream.

Click below to view the criteria and session days for each of our fitness squads:

Interested in joining our squad program?

Submit an enquiry.

Squad prices

View our full price list.

Fortnightly direct debit payment.

View our new 2021 swim programs calendar here.

PDF icon Squads Terms and Conditions Feb 2021.pdf

Fremantle Port Swimming Club

Swimmers in our squad program have the opportunity to join Fremantle Port Swimming Club where they can compete in regular interclub, intraclub, regional and national swimming events. We encourage all swimmers in our competitive stream to join the club.

Visit the Fremantle Port Swimming Club website to read more about the club or join.

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