History of high level performance and success at MLC Aquatic

MLC Aquatic is a community based competitive swimming club that trains predominantly at MLC in Kew. The Club promotes the development of swimmers of all genders, at every stage, from Learn to Swim at MLC Swim School through to National Teams.  We have excellent facilities and inclusive programs to provide swimmers of all abilities with great opportunities.

We are very proud to be led by GoldSilver and Bronze coaches. 

We pride ourselves on our positive club culture which is built around respect, commitment, unity and communication. We aim to facilitate a positive, team based learning environment across our club structure to assist our athletes in reaching their potential. The coaching staff prescribe a balanced training program based off world leading practices and are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to create growth and improvement in our athletes. Another key quality is the ability of the coaches to adjust training needs to acommodate academic requirements.  

In the 2019 Australia Age Nationals, MLC Aquatic was placed 4th Club overall in Australia and 2nd Victorian Club on combined scores.  Gabi Peiniger and Noah Millard were both selected to represent Australia on the Junior World team. MLC Aquatic swimmer, David Schlicht,  was selected to represent Australia on the Australian World Short Course Team in 2018. MLC Aquatic Club was also ranked 3rd in Australia and 1st Victoria for girls.
 

MLC Aquatic Junior Squad

Junior Squad swimmers train 2-4 sessions per week and multiple dry land sessions.  Swimmers are generally aged 7-10 years.  This squad provides an introduction to training for competition to junior level competitions and novice meets.  Swimmers are expected to join the MLC Aquatic Swimming Club and to compete in district and club level competitions

Development Squad

Development Squad swimmers are generally aged 9-11 years and train 4-5 sessions per week with 1 gym session and multiple dry land session per week.  Swimmers show a high level of ability in competitive swimming and a strong desire to improve their training and competition performances heading towards State Age qualifying times.

State Squad

State Squad swimmers are aged 11-14 years and older and train 4-6 sessions per week with 2 gym sessions & multiple dry land sessions per week. Swimmers are expected to attend training and competitions as prescribed by the coach. Swimmers in this group are qualified for Victorian State Championships and are aiming to progress towards Age National Qualifying times.  

Senior State Squad

Senior State Squad swimmers are generally aged 15-17 years and train 3 sessions per week with 1 gym session & multiple dry land sessions per week. The squad is designed to cater for older state level swimmers who have a higher work load at school and cannot commit to the training requirements of State, National or Performance squads. Swimmers are expected to be members of MLC Aquatic and to compete where possible. 

National State Squad

National Squad swimmers are generally aged 13-17 years and train 7-8 sessions per week with 3 gym sessions & multiple dry land sessions per week.  Swimmers are expected to make a full commitment to the training and competition schedule as set by the head coach.  Swimmers in this group are aiming to qualify for and compete at the Australian Age National Championships and Victorian Open State Championship.

National Performance Squad

National Performance Squad swimmers are generally aged 16 years and older and train 8-9 sessions per week with 3 gym sessions & multiple dry land sessions per week. Swimmers are expected to make a full commitment to the training and competition schedule as set by the head coach. Swimmers in this group are aiming to final and medal at Australian Age Nationals, make semi-finals and finals at Open National Championships and gain selection on Australian Junior, Youth and Open Teams.
 

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