Junior Squads

The Junior Squad program provides opportunities for athletes to strengthen the foundations of competitive technique and skill.  The Junior Squad caters for athletes aged primarily 9 to 11 years who have a proven record of participation in competition swimming.

Junior squad sessions continue to focus on the education of competitive technique and race skills in an environment that encourages consistency, learning and enjoyment of racing.
Swimmers initially begin attending 2 sessions per week, before building up to 3 within their first term in the squad. Swimmers may build further to 4 sessions per week at coach discretion based on age, ability and attitude.

Junior squads are run within the Wesley and Tintern satellite programs


Junior squad training break: The Tintern and Wesley Junior Squads will have a training break beginning Monday 10th April, with training resuming on Tuesday 18th April 2017.

The following training schedule is for SCHOOL TERM PERIODS ONLY

School holiday timetables (when available) can be found HERE

Coach: Clare MacDonald

From Monday 30th January 2017 onwards, the Tintern Junior Squad will train as follows:

Monday 6:00pm-7:30pm
Tuesday 6:00pm-7:30pm
Thursday 6:00pm-7:30pm
Friday 6:00pm-7:30pm

Coach: Aaron Whelan

From Monday 30th January 2017 onwards, the Wesley Junior Squad will train as follows:

Monday 6:00pm-7:30pm
Wednesday 6:00pm-7:30pm
Thursday 5:00pm-6:30pm
Friday 5:00pm-6:30pm
Saturday 6:30am-8:00am

Swimmers in all Junior Squads are asked to be at training 15 min prior to the commencement time, so they can complete the required dryland activities and be ready to dive in on time.


Two of the most important aspects of being involved in the Nunawading Swimming Club is good communication between the coach, swimmer and parents and the effective distribution of information to families by the coach and the club.

Regular meetings will be held for each squad where the coach will provide information to parents and swimmers including competition schedules.

If a swimmer or parent has any questions or concerns, they are asked to speak to their coach.  If after working through the issue there is still a problem, they are asked to contact the Head Coach, Dean Bryant at

The Club has a number of ways of communicating with you.

Nuna News- Every family is required to subscribe to the “Nuna News” email service. Parents and swimmers can subscribe HERE.

Website – Please take the time to read through the information at

Facebook –

Twitter –


The equipment swimmers will require are flippers, goggles (plus a spare pair), kickboard, pool buoy, swim costume & cap. State Age swimmers also require finger paddles, snorkel and a band.


The training venues are located at:

  • Wesley College, High St Rd, Mount Waverley
  • Tintern Grammar, East Ringwood, enter school grounds at the corner of Loma and Morinda Streets
  • Aqualink Nunawading, Fraser Place, Forest Hill (Nuna)


Squad Training Fees 2016/17 season

Junior squad training fee: $130.00 (GST inclusive) per month

For swimmers in the Tintern and Wesley Junior Squads, participation in the squad system is considered to be an annual involvement; therefore the total fees for the year have been averaged out to produce the monthly amount with the same monthly fee payable for all 12 months of the year.
Fees will be charged regardless of a swimmers attendance with the exception of prolonged absences of more than 2 weeks through injury, illness or family commitments (see below for more info).

Squad fees provide swimmers with coach instruction at training and competition, dryland and/or strength & conditioning instruction depending on age and pool entry and/or lease fees at all training venues.
The squad fees are heavily subsidised by our Just Swimming learn to swim program

Preferred method of payment for the Wesley and Tintern  Junior Squads is via direct debit. Please fill in the direct debit request form and return to

Adjustments to Squad Accounts

If a swimmer suffers any serious injuries or illnesses, eg fractured limbs or glandular fever, which necessitate a prolonged absence from training of more than 2 weeks, consideration may be given to adjusting the account in the following month.
If your squad account needs adjustment, or there is a problem with the account, please complete the Squad Fee Adjustment form and return it to the NSC Finance Manager, Louise Martin. Louise will work through any adjustments with you.

In general all charges will stand and any corrections will be made in the following month.


When swimmers represent the club at swim meets, and compete against members from other clubs, it is a requirement to wear our club uniform. The uniform consists of:

  • Club polo shirt
  • Club Tracksuit top and pants
  • Club shorts
  • Club swim cap

All items can be purchased at the club’s office / shop situated in the foyer of the Aqualink Nunawading.