LeisureFit in partnership with South Shore Swimming Club

LeisureFit in partnership with the South Shore Swimming Club is committed to providing a sustainable program for competitive swimmers which form part of our overall swimming continuum suite of programs at the facility, from; Infants, Learn to Swim, Teen Swim, Competition Program, Endurance and Masters.

The LeisureFit Competition Swim program is structured to provide those interested in swimming competitively the best possible training, swim facilities and coaches. The program endeavours to provide a safe, supportive and enjoyable environment that encourages participation and achievement through swimming. With a number of swimmers achieving significant results at state and national levels, the LeisureFit Competition Swim program is a well established program that can help your swimmer achieve their goals.

Those interested in this program must also be members of the South Shore Swim Club.

South Shore Swimming Club

Head Coach

Chris Twomey joins us as a Silver Accredited Coach and has experience both in Australia and Overseas as a Swim Coach and Development Coach. Chris has recently completed his Master of Education (Sports Coaching) at the University of Sydney and received an award of Advance High Performance Coaching through ASCTA.

Key achievements:

  • Multiple provincial national medallists in Ireland & Western Australia
  • Record holders across multiple events and age groups
  • Multiple medallists and finalists and Australian National Age Championships
  • Multiple finalists at Australian Open Championships and Olympic trials
  • Number of personal sporting achievements in the water and on the field

Coaching Team - Craig

Craig Murray joins us as a Swimming Australia Teacher of Competitive strokes. Craig is a Bronze accredited Coach and is in the process of acquiring the theory side of the Silver Licence.

Craig has been involved in the aquatic sports of swimming, water polo, surf lifesaving, open water and triathlons for many years and brings to our program a wealth of experience and knowledge, both as a coach and a competitor – locally and abroad.

Coaching Team - Shannon

Shannon Doody joins us as a Bronze Accredited Coach after being a swimmer for 17 years, ten of which was with the South Shore Swimming Club.

Shannon has experienced numerous trips to Broome and other country areas in Western Australia, and has travelled to Adelaide with the WA School Sports team to compete in the 2015 Pan Pacific School Games.

Squad Descriptions

LeisureFit Competition Swim offers a range of squad options based on age, ability and training frequency. Any new swimmers interested in the program will need to undertake a complimentary assessment. Please contact the Competition Swim team - squads@melville.wa.gov.au

Please note, that all costs are associated with the terms and conditions of the City of Melville LeisureFit Centres and costs mentioned below include pool entry and coaching fees only.

Bronze

2 Sessions per week - $108.75 per month

Criteria:

  • Swimmers aged 7 to 12 years being introduced to competitive swimming whether it be club nights, school carnivals or Swimming WA meets
  • Member at the South Shore Swimming Club within 3 months of comencing the program
  • This group focuses on drill/skill development in all four competitive strokes. Education on starts, turns and finishes
  • Distance: 1000m-1500m per session
  • Equipment Required: Fins, kickboard, 750ml water bottle

Session times:

  • Tuesday 4.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Wednesday 4.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Thursday 4.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Friday 4.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Saturday 8.00am to 9.00am
Fitness

2 Sessions per week - $108.75 per month

Criteria:

  • Swimmers aged 12+ years who wish to train for fitness and not compete at meets
  • To be a member of South Shore Swimming Club within 3 months of commencing the program
  • This group predominantly focusses on swimming distance in freestyle with elements of other strokes introduced from time to time
  • Distance: 2500m-3000m per session
  • Equipment Required: Fins, kickboard and 750ml water bottle

Session times:

  • Tuesday 6.00pm to 7.00pm
  • Thursday 6.00pm to 7.00pm
Silver

3 Sessions per week - $130.50 per month

Criteria:

  • Swimmers aged 8 to 12
  • Have graduated from Bronze Squad and/or achieved a State qualifying time
  • A competitive member of South Shore Swimming Club competing at Swimming WA meets and attending club nights
  • This group focuses on drill/skill development in all 4 competitive strokes, including starts, turns and finishes. Uses the pace clock
  • Distance: 1500m-2500m per session
  • Equipment Required: Fins, kickboard, hand paddles, snorkel and 750ml water bottle

Session times:

  • Monday 4.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Tuesday 4.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Wednesday 4.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Thursday 4.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Friday 4.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Saturday 8.00am to 9.00am
YES

3 Sessions per week - $138.40 per month

Criteria:

  • Swimmers aged 8 – 12 years who have been invited, generally from the Silver Squad, to train in this extension squad
  • A competitive member of South Shore Swimming Club competing at Swimming WA meets and attending club nights
  • The group focuses on drill/skill development in all 4 competitive strokes, including starts, turns and finishes. Use of the pace clock
  • Distance: 2500m-3000m per session
  • Equipment Required: Fins, kickboard, hand paddles, snorkel and 750ml water bottle

Session times:

  • Tuesday 6.00am to 7.30am
  • Thursday 6.00am to 7.30am
  • Saturday 6.00am to 8.00am
Gold

4 sessions per week - $162.59 per month

Criteria:

  • Swimmers aged 11 to 15
  • To be a competitive member of South Shore Swimming Club competing at Swimming WA meets and club nights
  • Training focuses on continued development of drills/skills an all four competitive strokes, including starts, turns and finishes
  • Distance: 3000-4000m per session
  • Equipment Required: Fins, kickboard, hand paddles, snorkle and 750ml water bottle

Session times:

  • Monday 5.30am to 7.30am
  • Tuesday 5.00pm to 7.00pm
  • Wednesday 5.30am to 7.30am
  • Thursday 5.00pm to 7.00pm
  • Friday 5.30am to 7.30am
  • Saturday 6.00am to 8.00am
Performance

6+ sessions per week - $195.70 per month

Criteria:

  • Swimmers aged 12+ years
  • To be a competitive member of South Shore Swimming Club attending club nights and Swimming WA meets/Open Water events and club nights
  • This group focuses on perfecting technique in all four competitive strokes and racing skills. Swimmers in this squad compete at state and national level competitions
  • Distance: 4000m - 7000m per session
  • Equipment Requirements: Fins, kickboard, hand paddles, snorkel, 750ml water bottle and other specialised equipment advised by Coach

Session times:

  • Monday 5.30am to 7.30am
  • Monday 5.00pm to 7.00pm
  • Tuesday 5.30am to 7.30am
  • Wednesday 5.00pm to 7.00pm
  • Thursday 5.30am to 7.30am
  • Friday 5.00pm to 7.00pm
  • Saturday 6.00am to 8.00am

Performance Swimmers also have access to their own specified Strength and Conditioning sessions. Spa/Steam/Sauna access is also included for those 16 years and above

Membership Information

Need to suspend your membership?

LeisureFit Competition Swim provides the ability to place your membership on hold for up to 12 weeks each year. Complete our Timehold Form and our Memberships Team will be in touch

Saying goodbye?

Before submitting your cancellation it would be great to hear any feedback you may have. We'd like to understand more about what's important to you so that we can continue to improve. Please contact the Competition Swim team - squads@melville.wa.gov.au

Cancellations require 30 days written notice. Complete our online membership cancellation form

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