State Age Squads

The State Age Squad program provided the stepping stone between the satellite based programs and the age group (Armstrong, Nuna 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


State Age training break: The Tintern and Wesley State Age 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 terms only
School holiday timetables (when available) can be found HERE

Coach: Bob Edwards

From Monday 30th January 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 6:30am-8:00am

Coach: Liz Williams

From Monday 30th January 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 equipment swimmers will require are flippers, goggles (plus a spare pair), kickboard, pool buoy, swim costume & cap. State Junior swimmers may require paddles and a band.


The training venues are located at:

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

Squad Training Fees 2016/17 season

State Age squad training fee: $150.00 (GST inclusive) per month

For swimmers in the State Age 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 State Age 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.