Squad & Development


Sapphire Aquatic Centre’s programs are currently delivered by our coaches Emma-Jane Skeers and Hannah Cousin. Both Emma and Hannah hold ASCTA Development Coach (Previously Bronze Licence) & Swimming Australia Master’s Club Coach, AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming & Water Safety, and AUSTSWIM Teacher of Towards Competitive Strokes Qualifications, bringing a range of skills, knowledge and experience to our programs.

Squad Progam Overview

Development Squad

Junior Development: the entry level squad for young swimmers who have progressed from learn to swim programs in order to continue their swimming development.

Swim Fit Squad

SwimFit: Intermediate level squad for skilled swimmers who want to swim for fun, further develop their swimming or to enhance their fitness level for swimming and other sports development.

Challenge Squad

Challenge: This competitive squad is for serious athletes who are motivated to compete at Inter-club, SESA, Country, State and National Championships.

Swimmers will need to be assessed and/or committed to swimming as a sport. Performance and attendance requirements are a pre-requisite for maintaining a place in this squad.

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Adult: This squad is open to adults is great social squad where programs are catered to swimmers of varying abilities. It is a great opportunity to improve you fitness and swimming at the same time, in a supportive and social environment.

Sapphire Coast Adult Swimming Club: We are also home to the Sapphire Coast Adult Swimming Club, who participate in our squad programs and meet every Sunday at the centre at 10am and Tuesday at 11am

Program Details

Swimfit & Junior Development:

  • School Term based program (9 weeks) weekday afternoons and Saturday morning.

Challenge Squad Training:

  • Currently squad training is on 3 mornings per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at 6:00am – 7:30am*

*During Summer School Holidays, squad time will be to 7.00am – 8.30am until school resumes in Term 1.

Additional Programs:

  • Private coaching sessions available
  • Holiday Intensives, dryland and specialised programs may be held when resources and numbers  permit.

Please Note: 

  • Challenge Squad training continues through during school holidays.
  • There will be no training on Sundays or Public Holidays

For information on fees and to enrolment contact the Sapphire Aquatic Centre on 02 6494 3100.