Training Information

The Lara Swimming Club offers a number of different training squad options for members, with coaches and teachers on pool-deck at each session.

The 2022/2023 coachers and teachers are:

  • Robyn
  • Sidney
  • Maree
  • Rebecca


The following squad options are available

Senior Squad

Swimmers who wish to or have already qualified for Countries, States and/or Nationals. Hence, they train in the mornings and are expected to attend 4 or more sessions a week.

Step-Up Squad

Swimmers who have intentions to develop further and become a Senior Squad swimmer. These swimmers are expected to attend 3 to 4 sessions a week and primarily train in the morning.

Development Squad

Swimmers who have come from Learn-to-Swim and wish to develop their technique, race knowledge and skills, fitness and muscular endurance. They train 1 to 3 sessions a week in the afternoon

Recreation Squad

Swimmers who train in the afternoon for fun and fitness. There is no expectation that these swimmers compete in competition or LSC Meets, but can do so if they wish. They can choose to train 1 to 3 sessions a week. These swimmers are often invited to swim in relays to help make up numbers.

Current training timetable

Equipment required at training:

Swimmers should come prepared with a swim kit at each training session. 

Items required are:

  • Cap
  • Goggles
  • Drink bottle
  • Kickboard
  • Fins
    • Senior and Step-Up Squads – short fins
    • Development Squad – long fins
    • Recreation Squad – either fins can be used

Once swimmers move into the morning squads, there is additional equipment that is required: pull buoy, paddles and snorkel (optional but preferred).

Swimmers should be prepared to do dry land warm-up before entering the water.  Therefore, all swimmers need to ensure they arrive at training at the correct time.  This is important to prevent injuries and build flexibility and strength.

Remember to dress appropriately according to weather.  Swimmers must wear runners to trainin