The Squad Program at AKAC is an inclusive pathway to performance where all swimmers are
encouraged to swim to their potential and get everything they can out of their sport.
The ideal age of entry into the competitive stream of swimming is 7-10 years old.
Through a swimmer’s formative years in the sport application to training and team culture is one of
the key focuses.
Squad swimmers are assessed on a daily basis with swimmers being moved when applicable
standards are reached. Swimmers will be notified and advised of when is best to move depending on
the appropriate cycle which the squad is in. Progression through the AKAC Squads development
pathway is dependent on not just ability but application to the group and attitude towards the tasks
The Squad program is led by Head Coach Mark Bull.
There are 7 levels within the Annette Kellerman Squads Program.
Mini Squad - Learn to train
Junior Squad - Learn to execute swimming skills in training
Bronze Squad - Development of racing skills, training application & competiton at an area level
Silver Squad - Performance at an area or metropolitan area. Strong commitment to swimming
Gold Squad - Performance at a state or national level. Strong commitment to swimming
Swimfit Squad - Swimming for fitness for those swimmers who have completed to Junior squad. Aged 12-18
Masters Squad - Swimming for fitness for over 18 year olds. Some focus on competition if desired
All Squad enrolments require an assessment by Head Coach Mark Bull.
if you require further information about squads or wish to organise an assessment, please email our Squad Coach Mark Bull: firstname.lastname@example.org
Swimmers are, and always will be, the priority within the program before performance. The
Development pathway is constantly under review so any and all questions are welcomed at
For information about AKAC Swim Club the recognised competitive swimming club at Annette
Kellerman please click here or email email@example.com