Swim squads

Based at Harold Holt Swim Centre, our swimming squads provide swimmers of all ages with the opportunity to follow their passion for swimming.

Squads are a great way to improve your swimming fitness and skill in a fun, social environment while providing opportunities to compete in swimming events.

Children aged 8-13

Malvern Academy of Swimming

When your child completes the Learn to Swim program at the Harold Holt Swim Centre, they have the option to continue swimming with the Malvern Academy of Swimming. They offer both competitive and non-competitive squad swimming.

The squad's unique program caters for swimmers who range in ability, from post Learn to Swim Program through to a national level. 

Visit the Malvern Academy of Swimming

Adults aged 18 and over

Malvern Marlins - Masters Swimming Club

The Malvern Marlins Masters Swimming Club is one of the largest clubs in Victoria. Through competitive and non-competitive swimming, members swim for fitness, friendship and fun!

The club offers five morning and two evening coached training sessions each week, as well as an Endurance (timed swimming) session. Members also enjoy a variety of social events.

Visit the Malvern Marlins Masters Swimming Club

Pathway to squad 

To get the most out of squad sessions, a reasonable level of swimming competency is required. For instance:

  • children must have completed the Learn to Swim program, and
  • adults can swim more than 200m freestyle continuously and at least 3 competitive strokes.

If you are interested in squad swimming but don't quite feel ready, we offer a range of programs that can build your swimming capability and fitness. These including beginner, intermediate and advanced adult swimming lessons.

To find out more, call our friendly Customer Service Team on 03 8290 1678.