Squad Structure

The Lilydale Swimming Club (LSC) offers a great range of swimming squads to meet every athlete’s needs. With a progressive squad structure, LSC can take budding young swimmers fresh out of swim school all the way to National Championships.
A comprehensive breakdown of our squads is featured to the side.

High Performance Squad (HPS)

This squad caters for swimmers with current State Qualifying times, who are aiming for State Championship finals or National Qualifying times. With a range of resources, swimmers can turn their ambition and dreams into a reality with this intensive squad.                                     

  • 7 available training sessions per week
  • Members participate in a minimum of 6 sessions per week
  • 1 dryland training session per week is available
  • Session duration ranges from 1.5-2 hours
  • For athletes with current State Times 
  • Swimmers are proficient in all race skills
  • Swimmers readily compete in State Qualifying Competitions, Club Nights and Annual Club Championships
  • Swimmers demonstrate a strong training ethic

Senior Squad (Seniors)

A program designed for swimmers who are aiming for State Championships, Open Water swimming or specific fitness goals. This broad group is unified by a shared passion for swimming, learning and ambition.                                        

  • 6 available training sessions per week
  • Members participate in a minimum of 4 sessions per week
  • 1 dryland training session per week is available
  • Session duration ranges from 1.5-2 hours
  • Swimmers are proficient in all race skills
  • Swimmers readily compete in Encouragement Meets, Club Nights and Annual Club Championships
  • Swimmers demonstrates a strong training ethic

Championship Squad (Champs)

Our top Developmental Squad that takes swimmers who are within 80% of a State Qualifying time and equips them with the skills, training and drive to achieve their goal of competing at State Championships.

  • 6 training sessions are available per week
  • Members participate in a minimum of 5 sessions per week
  • 1 drylands training session per week is available
  • Session duration ranges from 1.5-2 hours
  • For athletes within 80% or holding current state times 
  • Swimmers are proficient in all race skills
  • Swimmers readily compete in State Qualifying Competitions, Club Nights and Annual Club Championships
  • Swimmers demonstrate a strong training ethic 

Junior Excellence (JX)

  • 4 training sessions are available per week
  • Members participate in a minimum of 3 sessions per week
  • Session duration is 1.5 hours
  • Swimmers have a good understanding of all race skills
  • Swimmers readily compete in Encouragement Meets, Club Nights and Annual Club Championships
  • Swimmers demonstrate a good training ethic

Development Squad (JD)    

  • 3 training sessions are available per week
  • Members participate in a minimum of 2 sessions per week
  • Session duration is 1 hour
  • Swimmers are developing all strokes, including butterfly
  • Swimmers have an understanding and knowledge in all race skills
  • Swimmers competes in Encouragement Meets, Club Nights and Annual Club Championships 
  • Swimmers demonstrates a good training ethic

Talent Squad (Talent)

The entry-level squad in the Lilydale program assists swimmers with the transition from swimming lessons into a squad environment. A heavy focus on skills, technique and goal setting in this squad helps prepare our future athletes for their first competition and future progression through the club.

  • 2 training sessions are available per week
  • Members participate in a minimum of 1 session per week
  • Session duration is 45 minutes
  • Swimmers are transitioning from swimming lessons to squad format
  • Swimmers are developing race skills and understanding of time cycle concepts
  • Swimmers demonstrate a good training ethic