BGS+ Swim Squad Program

Squad and development program

BGS+ Swim Squad Program

The BGS+ Swim squad program offers a multi-level systematic approach to teaching swimming which will ensure swimmers will continue to enjoy the sport of swimming while developing their swimming abilities.

Swimmers must attend an assessment before enrolment.

All enquiries to swim@brightongrammar.vic.edu.au

The Squad program does not include competition swimming, however it is strongly recommended that squad swimmers join the BGS+ Swimming Club. Swimmers must become swimming club members to compete at interclub, regional, state, and national level competitions.

How to Join

To join the BGS+ Swim Squad program, complete an enquiry form and a member of the team will be in contact. The squad program is open to boys and girls in the wider community, you don’t have to be a Brighton Grammar student to join. 

*For BGS students, please note the BGS+ Swim Squad program here is external to the APS Sport BGS Swim competition. For all queries regarding BGS Swim at school, check your Schoolbox or contact Teacher in Charge BGS Aquatics Tim Blackwood.

Open to the wider community (you do not have to be a BGS student)

 

AM Land

AM Swim

PM Land

PM Swim

Monday

 

7.00-8.00am
(Term 1, 2, 3, 4)

 

5.00-5.45
(Term 1, 2, 3, 4)

Tuesday

 

7.00-8.00am
(Term 2, 3)

 

3.30-4.15pm
(Term 1, 2, 3, 4)

Wednesday

 

7.00-8.00am
(Term 2, 3, 4)

 

4.30-5.15pm
(Term 1, 2, 3, 4)

Thursday

 

7.00-8.00am
(Term 2, 3)

 

 

Friday

 

7.00-8.00am
(Term 1, 2, 3, 4)

 

3.30-4.15pm
(Term 1, 2, 3, 4)
4.15-5.00pm
(Term 1, 2, 3, 4)

Saturday

 

6.30-7.30am
(Term 1)

8.00-9.00am
(Term 2, 3, 4)

 

 

*Note: Swimmers may be invited to attend swimming sessions and / or gym sessions that are above, equal to, or lesser than their current squad level. This will be at the discretion of BGS Swim and dependent on swimmer performance (training and competition), maturity and availability of exercise space.

Location

  • Squad lanes

Focus

  • Develop stroke technique, training skills and prepare swimmers for school and interclub competitions

Selection Criteria

  • Swimmers aged 6-15 years
  • Competent in all four strokes

*At the discretion of BGS Swim

Major Competitions

  • All Junior Championships
  • Metro South Championships
  • Interclub Competitions
  • Club Championships
  • School Competitions

Swim Sessions

  • Swimmers can attend up to 3 sessions per week with a maximum of 2 afternoons

Equipment

  • Goggles, Swim Cap, Kick Board, Flippers, Pull Buoy, Water Bottle

Open to the wider community (you do not have to be a BGS student)

 

AM Land

AM Swim

PM Land

PM Swim

Monday

 

7.00-8.00am
(Term 1, 2, 3, 4)

 

5.00-6.00pm
(Term 1, 2, 3, 4)

Tuesday

 

7.00-8.00am
(Term 2, 3)

 

4.15-5.15pm
(Term 1, 2, 3, 4)

Wednesday

 

7.00-8.00am
(Term 2, 3, 4)

 

3.30-4.30pm
(Term 1, 2, 3, 4)

Thursday

 

7.00-8.00am
(Term 2, 3)

 

 

Friday

 

7.00-8.00am
(Term 1, 2, 3, 4)

 

 

Saturday

 

6.30-7.30am
(Term 1)

8.00-9.00am
(Term 2, 3, 4)

 

 

*Note: Swimmers may be invited to attend swimming sessions and / or gym sessions that are above, equal to, or lesser than their current squad level. This will be at the discretion of BGS Swim and dependent on swimmer performance (training and competition), maturity and availability of exercise space.

Location

  • Squad lanes

Focus

  • Develop stroke technique, training skills and prepare swimmers for school and interclub competitions

Selection Criteria

  • Swimmers aged 6-15 years
  • Competent in all four strokes

*At the discretion of BGS Swim

Major Competitions

  • All Junior Championships
  • Metro South Championships
  • Interclub Competitions
  • Club Championships
  • School Competitions

Swim Sessions

  • Swimmers can attend up to 4 sessions per week 

Equipment

  • Goggles, Swim Cap, Kick Board, Flippers, Snorkel, Pull Buoy, Water Bottle

Open to the wider community (you do not have to be a BGS student)

 

AM Land

AM Swim

PM Land

PM Swim

Monday

6.00-6.15am
Core/Stretch

6.15-8.00am

4.00-4.15pm
Core/Stretch

4.15-5.30pm

Tuesday

 

 

5.00-5.15pm
Core/Stretch

5.15.6.30pm

Wednesday

6.00-6.15am
Core/Stretch

6.15-8.00am

5.00-5.15pm
Core/Stretch

5.15.6.30pm

Thursday

 

 

 

 

Friday

6.00-6.15am
Core/Stretch

6.15-8.00am

 

 

Saturday

7.00-7.15am
Core/Stretch

7.15-9.00am

 

 

*Note: Swimmers may be invited to attend swimming sessions and / or land sessions that are above, equal to, or lesser than their current squad level. This will be at the discretion of BGS Swim and dependent on swimmer performance (training and competition), maturity and availability of exercise space.

Location

  • Squad lanes

Focus

  • Develop stroke technique, skills, and energy systems. Prepare swimmers for competitions and work towards achieving a state age qualifying time

Selection Criteria

  • Swimmers aged 10-18 years
  • Compete in all four strokes
  • Have a high level of stroke and training skills

*At the discretion of BGS Swim.

Major Competitions

  • State Sprint Championships
  • All Junior Championships
  • Club Championships
  • School Competitions

Swim Sessions

  • Swimmers can attend 6 sessions per week.

Equipment

  • Goggles, Swim Cap, Kick Board, Flippers, Finger Paddles, Snorkel, Pull Buoy, Water Bottle

Open to the wider community (you do not have to be a BGS student)

 

AM Land

AM Swim

PM Land

PM Swim

Monday

6.00-6.15am
Core/Stretch

6.15-8.00am

5.00-5.15pm
Core/Stretch

5.15-6.30pm

Tuesday

 

 

5.00-5.15pm
Core/Stretch

5.15-6.30pm

Wednesday

6.00-6.15am
Core/Stretch

6.15-8.00am

5.00-5.15pm
Core/Stretch

5.15-6.30pm

Thursday

 

 

5.15-5.30pm
Core/Stretch

5.30-6.45pm

Friday

6.00-6.15am
Core/Stretch

6.15-8.00am

 

 

Saturday

7.00-7.15am
Core/Stretch

7.15-9.00am

 

 

*Note: Swimmers may be invited to attend swimming sessions and / or gym sessions that are above, equal to, or lesser than their current squad level. This will be at the discretion of BGS Swim and dependent on swimmer performance (training and competition), maturity and availability of exercise space.

Location

  • Squad lanes

Focus

  • Preparing swimmers for state, national and international level competitions

Selection Criteria

  • Achieve a Victorian state age or open qualifying time

*At the discretion of BGS Swim

Major Competitions 

  • Australian Open Championships
  • Australian Age Championships
  • State Open Championships
  • State Age Championships
  • All Junior Championships

Swim Sessions

  • Swimmers can attend any of the allocated sessions per week

Equipment

  • Goggles, Swim Cap, Kick Board, Flippers, Finger Paddles, Hand Paddles, Snorkel, Pull Buoy, Water Bottle

BGS students only

 

AM Land

AM Swim

PM Land

PM Swim

Monday

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

 

6.45-8.00am
(Term 1 & 4)

 

 

Wednesday

 

6.45-8.00am
(Term 1 & 4)

 

 

Thursday

 

6.45-8.00am
(Term 1 & 4)

 

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

Saturday

 

9.00-10.00am
(Term 4)

 

 

*Note: Swimmers may be invited to attend swimming sessions and / or gym sessions that are above, equal to, or lesser than their current squad level. This will be at the discretion of BGS Swim and dependent on swimmer performance (training and competition), maturity and availability of exercise space.

Location

  • Squad lanes

Focus:

  • Develop fitness, stroke technique, training skills racing skills, speed, and prepare swimmers for the APS Swimming Championships

Selection Criteria:

  • Swimmers aged 14-19 years
  • Competent in all four strokes.
  • Prepared to compete for Brighton Grammar School.

*At the discretion of Brighton Grammar School.

Major Competitions: 

  • Interschool competitions
  • APS Swimming Championships

Swim Sessions:

  • 2 Allocated Sessions per week 

Equipment:

  • Goggles, Swim Cap, Water Bottle

 

Mini

Squad

Junior

Squad

Intermediate

Squad

Senior

Squad

Price Per Term

$500.00

$550.00

$600.00

$700.00

Price Per Week over 48 weeks

$41.66

$45.83

$50.00

$58.33

Sessions Per Week

3

4

6

8

Price Per Session

$13.89

$11.46

$8.33

$7.29

*Note: Squad training fees are to be paid per term at the beginning of the term with no pro rata fee. Prices are based on the total annual cost of the squad and broken up into 4 installments.

It is a requirement that all swimmers have the required swimming training equipment with them at each session. Below is a list of preferred equipment that is available for purchase through the Aquashop in South Melbourne or online at www.aquashop.com.au.

  1. Goggles: Any comfortable pair plus a spare pair
  2. Swim Cap: Swimmers must wear the BGS swim cap which is available at the pool
  3. Kick Board: Any kick board
  4. Flippers:
    • Long floating fins for Mini, Junior, Intermediate Squad swimmers
    • TYR Hydroblade fins or similar for Senior Squad swimmers
  5. Finger Paddles: Finis finger paddles or similar
  6. Hand Paddles: TYR Catalyst hand paddles or similar
  7. Snorkel: TYR Ultralite snorkel or similar
  8. Pull Buoy: TYR pull buoy or similar
  9. Water Bottle: Any

Questions?

Contact Us:
Gate 4, 275 New Street, Brighton 3186
(03) 8591 2240
bgsplus@brightongrammar.vic.edu.au

Office Hours:
Tuesday – Friday 10:00am-6:00pm

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