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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 Carlos Chitao, the coaching team 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.

> Effective Monday 9 January 2023 our new session timetable commences. Session request emails will be sent out on Friday 2 November 2022 asking you to select your child's sessions for the new year. View the 2023 session timetable here.


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. Children who are in, or have passed our Learn to Swim Piranhas or Mantarays levels and/or have met the following swim requirements can book into a Free Squad Assessment:

  • 25m Freestyle
  • 25m Breaststroke
  • 25m Backstroke

Login or register for your swim program account and choose an available assessment spot online. Make sure you filter by "Free Squad Assessments 2022" and book into an option that suits you. 

Click here to view available Squad assessments and register for a swim program account here.
 

FLC Squads Pathway 2023

Flippers & Torpedos Squads

Swimmers new to squad swimming will start in Flippers (10 years and under) or Torpedos (11 years and over). 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. When the Formula 1 and Formula 2 exit criteria is met, swimmers will be moved to the appropriate competitive or fitness squad. Click below to view the session times and more information about these squads:

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. Direct debit dates and scheduled breaks can be found on the swim programs calendar. 

View the 2022 swim program calendar here. 

View the 2023 swim program calendar here.

View the Squad Rules of Engagement for Parents and Swimmers and Squads Terms and Conditions for more information and prior to enrolling your swimmer into the program.

Apply for a suspension from squad sessions form.


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.


Recent Newsletters

Click here to view our most recent Squads Update Newsletter - sent out on 30.11.2022

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