WHAT WE OFFER
Rackley Kawana Squad Programs caters for all abilities and the focus is on developing each swimmer to reach their potential and love of the sport. 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. Kawana Waters Swim Club and its coaching staff are supporters of Swimming QLD's Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model the aim of the training model is to ensure that young athletes are introduced to certain types of training at the appropriate time. This is referred to as "critical periods of train-ability" and requires careful consideration and planning by our coaches.
The club not only accommodates those purely focused on swimming but also has a large number of water polo players, surf lifesaving competitors as well as triathletes that are members of the squads (with a number of the swimmers competing in both surf lifesaving and water polo).
Our experienced coaching team led by Michael Sage brings both a high level of coaching expertise and dedication to all the swimmers.
The Kawana Aquatic centre boasts a ten-lane, 50-metre pool as well as a six-lane, 25-metre pool (in addition to its facilities for water polo and learn to swim programs) which are utilised for the training of each of the club's squads. Both pools are heated and covered during the winter months to provide year-round. training.
JOIN THE CLUB!
At Rackley Kawana, we encourage Squad swimmers to join the swim club (Kawana Waters Swim Club) which enables swimmers to swim at our regular swim club nights as well as competing at local, Queensland and National Swim meets. Our club, being one of the largest swimming clubs on the Sunshine Coast, has enjoyed much success at local, State and National competitions. This includes finishing ninth in the nation from a team points perspective at the Age National Championships in 2015 and 2016 and tenth in the nation at the 2017 Championships.
Squads for all levels
Squad Fortnightly Fees*
Squad payments effective September 2021 via direct debit fortnightly
*there is also a $0.39 fee from a third party insurer who ensures the protection and security of your direct debit details
^Squad Plus fee is for all Bronze/Silver/Gold squad members who use the O2 Gym program as part of their training program. This fee covers gym testing, individualised program, gym trainer and membership to the Teambuildr app.
*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 – Click here for the cancellation form.
Bronze Squad Coach
Junior Squad Coach
Director of Swimming; Gold and Elite Squads Coach