National Age Development

Coach: Sarah Scott

The National Age Development Squad is the entry level squad in the performance pathway and assists athletes to perform at the Victorian Age and Australian Age Championship meets. Athletes are primarily 12-14 years of age and attend 5-6 sessions per week with participants developing all aspects of stroke technique, fitness levels and race skills to prepare for competition.


Training break: National Age Development squad athletes not attending Age Nationals will have a training break from Friday 14th April (Good Friday), returning to training on Monday 1st May 2017.
Those attending Age Nationals will have a training break beginning post Age Nationals (21st April 2017) with their return date to be confirmed by their Coach closer to the date.

The below timetable is from school terms only.
Holiday training timetables are available HERE

From Monday 30th January 2017  onwards, the National Age Development Squad will train as follows:

Monday 5:00-7:00
Tuesday 5:00-7:00
Wednesday 5:00-7:30
Gym + Swim
Thursday 5:00-7:00
Friday 5:00-7:00
Saturday 5:00-7:30
Swim + Gym


The training venues are located at:

  • Aqualink Nunawading: Fraser Place, Forest Hill (Nuna)
  • Tintern Grammar, East Ringwood: Enter school grounds at Cnr Loma & Morinda Streets
  • Caulfield Grammar: 74-82 Jells Road, Wheelers Hill


Squad Training Fees 2016/17 season

National Age Development squad training fee: $190.00 (GST inclusive) per month

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 being 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 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 Officer, 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.
Preferred method of payment for the National Age Development Squad is via direct debit. Please fill in the direct debit request form and return it to


The equipment swimmers will require are flippers, goggles (plus a spare pair), kickboard, pool buoy, paddles, band, swim costume & cap. We ask swimmers to be at training 15min prior to the commencement time, so they can complete the required dryland activities and be ready to dive in on time.


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
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If a swimmer or parent has any questions or concerns, they are asked to speak to Coach Sarah Scott as their first point of call.
If after working through the issue there is still a problem, please contact the Head Coach, Dean Bryant at


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.