State Age Squads

The State Age Squad program provided the stepping stone between the satellite based programs and the age group (Armstrong, State Youth and National Age Development) programs.
The State Age squad is designed to assist athletes towards achieving State qualifying times in an environment that builds upon the competitive technique and skills developed in the Hanson and Junior squads. In addition to this, participants will also begin to develop their endurance and speed endurance capabilities in preparation for successful transition into higher level squads.

Swimmers in State Age will primarily be between 10 and 13 years of age with a proven track record of participation in competitive swimming.
Swimmers initially commence training at 4 sessions per week, before building up to 5 sessions within their first year in the squad at the discretion of the coach, based on age, ability and attitude.

State Age Squads are run within the Wesley and Tintern satellite programs


The following training schedule is for school terms only
School holiday timetables (when available) can be found HERE

Coach: Bob Edwards

From Monday 17th July 2017 onwards, the Tintern State Age squad will train as follows;

Monday 6:00pm-7:30pm
Tuesday 5:00pm-7:30pm
Gym + Swim
Wednesday 6:00pm-7:30pm
Thursday 6:00pm-7:30pm
Friday 5:00pm-6:30pm
Saturday 7:30am-9:00am

Coach: Liz Williams

From Monday 17th July 2017 onwards, the Wesley State Age Squad will train as follows;

Monday 6:00pm-7:30pm
Tuesday 5:00pm-6:30pm
Wednesday 6:00pm-7:30pm
Thursday 5:00pm-7:30pm
Gym + Swim
Friday 6:00pm-7:30pm
Saturday 6:30am-8:00am

Swimmers in Tintern and Wesley State Age 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 including competition schedules to parents and swimmers.

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 training venues are located at:

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


Information in regards to squad monthly fees, adjustments to accounts for serious injuries or illness and Year 12 students support can be found at Squad Fees.


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.