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Rackley Squad Programs cater for all abilities and the focus is on developing each swimmer to reach their potential and love of the sport. Click the link above to see Squad Timetable Scroll down for Squad levels and fee information. 

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Squad swimming is a great way to develop lifelong skills, refine technique and most importantly be safe and have fun in the water. Training sessions will provide swimmers with the skills and stamina needed to set their sights on competing at their chosen level be it Local, School, Masters or National level.

OUR COACHES

Led by Head Coach Damien Jones, at Rackley Centenary we have a team of experienced coaches who have proven success at all levels of the sport. Swimmers at all levels are offered in the water and of the water training and development with a focus on long term success, achievement and enjoyment. 

OUR FACILITIES 

The Centenary Aquatic Centre has a long-standing reputation for providing one of the best training facilities in Brisbane. The program has consistently produced swimmers who have competed at the very highest levels for their country across a multitude of disciplines. The centre has a 25m indoor short course water 50m outdoor long course water, Gym, cardio and weights rooms, Physiotherapy and Musculoskeletal specialists onsite.  Click here for address and Map of how to get to Gregory Terrace School Pool 

JOIN THE CLUB!

Swimmers are encouraged to Join the Rackley Swim team so they can put skills into practice and race. Club membership enables swimmers to participate in Club nights and local, state and national competitions. Adult swimmers can join the Rackley Masters swim team.

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Squads for all levels


Junior Squad
Fun & safety is the primary objective of all Junior Squad swimming, coincidentally it is the reason we ‘learn to swim’ initially. Junior Squad is designed for children predominately 6 years and older and is targeted at swimmers that have completed all the skills associated with learning to swim lessons. Junior Squad’s focus is 1-2 key concepts every session, and swimmers within each individual session will be allocated to the lane & group that provides the optimal learning environment. 
SwimFit (Senior) Squad
Senior squad is designed for senior multi-sport athletes. It targets the specific endurance and speed requirements of the athlete’s primary sport and event.  

Sessions are designed to help swimmers develop skills & conditioning specifically for competitive swimming. There is no minimum number of training sessions however if swimmers wish to compete at a competitive school level or higher they are encouraged to complete a minimum of 3-4 sessions a week.
Bronze Squad
The bronze squad is the entry group into our performance-focused squads. Building upon the fundamental swimming skills and develop your child's ability to learn how to train and help them develop a growth mindset and develop a love for the sport. Individual swimmers will be introduced to a variety of racing opportunities as they continue to master the four competitive strokes and gain greater proficiency in turns, starts and finishes. This is achieved by introducing more advanced drills and training techniques.
Silver Squad
Designed for swimmers already competing at a State level, in the silver squad we focus on encouraging the lifelong love and appreciation of swimming as we introduce the swimmers to more rigorous training, preparing them for competition at a state level. Squad sessions at Silver Level maintain an emphasis on stroke technique while incorporating more aerobic endurance, racing skills and dry land sessions. It is aimed at continuing to develop swimmer’s conditioning for competition but also creating training habits and behaviours that give athletes the highest chance of long-term success
Gold Squad
The Gold Squad is designed for mature swimmers competing at a national level. It is aimed at producing high performance at State and National level competitions through more individualised training.

Swimmers are selected into the Gold Squad at the discretion of the coaches based on an athlete’s physical and mental preparedness as well as alignment with the culture of the squad. Gold swimmers have personal ambitions to reach the highest level in swimming. This squad trains at high intensity, with a focus on three main areas of improvement: swimming technique, strength, and endurance.
Swimfit+ (Adult Squad)
Our SwimFit+ sessions are designed to improve performance and technique. SwimFit+ sessions are tailored to the goals of the SwimFit+ members. Longer sessions, lower lane density and experienced Rackley Coaches will help you reach your swimming goal. This level is for those who are looking to improve their swimming technique and fitness. It is suitable for a wide variety of people, from beginners through to competitive swimmers training for Masters, Triathlon and/or Ocean swimming.



Squad Fortnightly Fees*

GOLD AGE/ OPEN SQUAD
$97.31/ $101.93 FN
SILVER SQUAD
$90.39 FN
BRONZE
$76.54 FN
SWIMFIT (SENIOR) SQUAD
$60.39 FN
JUNIOR SQUAD



$67.31 FN
ADULT / SWIMFIT+
$49.00 FN

Squad fees are debited fortnightly effective Feb 4th 2021 
*The following squad prices include a $0.39 fee from a third party insurer who ensures the protection and security of your direct debit details  


*Squad Membership Cancellation/Suspension Policy 
Programmed Squad breaks -Please note the fees for Squads are calculated based on an annual amount spread across fortnightly payments. The amount takes into account expected breaks/holiday periods for swimmers and coaches eg. Xmas- New Year and breaks after a major competition and during these times fortnightly fees continue as normal. This enables Rackley to maintain an experienced and quality coaching team.
Family breaks/holidays - if your swimmer is taking a break/holiday of more than 3 weeks (or in case of injury) please contact pool reception staff to organise a payment suspension for the period you are away (noting that on return your time/day for squads may vary depending on availability).
Cancellations – If you decide to stop squad training and/or move to another program please ensure you communicate with your coach so they understand your reasons and can help address any concerns AND communicate in writing 7 days in advance of your next debit – see this link for more information.  Click here to complete a cancellation form


Our Coaches

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Damien Jones
Head Coach
Since his appointment in 2013 Damien has grown the squad at Centenary to more than 200 Swimmers including the St Joseph’s Gregory Terrace and Brisbane Girls Grammar School Swimming Programs. The squads at Centenary have numerous State and National medalists’ as well as Australian youth representatives. Prior to his appointment at Rackley Swim Team, Damien was Head Coach at Clayfield Aquatics for 8 years.
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Dan Busch
Junior Development Coach
Dan joined Rackley Centenary Team as Junior Development Coach In January 2020. His primary role is to further develop our Junior and Bronze programs.  Dan has been coaching in various clubs in Australia and Europe over the last 5 years, most recently Clayfield College. Dan is a Bronze Licensed Swimming Coach registered with the Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Associations. Dan is currently completing his Silver License and has experience coaching athletes of all abilities from Juniors through to State, National and European Youth Finalists. Dan’s love for swimming commenced from a young age and translates to passion and enthusiasm on pool deck.
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Tim Dilger
Head Coach Age and Schools Programs
Tim has been involved in swimming his whole life and spent the last 15 years as a Coach with 4 years as head coach at Clayfield College and the last three at St Rita's/Aqua Rosa Swim Club. During his time at Aqua Rosa he has helped the club grow from 80 to over 130 club members and more than 200 swimmers in the pool.  Tim's coaching ethos is to to promote a positive and competitive environment whilst embracing the principles of commitment, respect, individuality and challenging oneself. Tim offers the current coaching team a different yet complimentary set of skills that we believe are valuable for our current crop of athletes and the sustainable future
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