Focus on striving for performance level of swimming.

Open Performance Squad

Focused on striving for performance level of swimming.


The open performance squad is for those swimmers who are aspiring to compete at a high performance level for swimming in the pool. Swimmers within this squad have swimming as their main focus and are expected to demonstrate a high level of commitment and application to achieve these performance goals. This squad refines and builds on all the skills and capacities from previous squads and aims to strive for excellence within the pool.

This squad offers 9 swim sessions (5 mornings and 4 afternoons). We have a gym program run by Athlete Alliance for 3 sessions per week, this program is optional but recommended at an additional cost (see below).

Athletes within this squad need to consult with the coach on individual basis in regards to their program and achieving their set goals. 
Concessions are made for those athletes who are in year 12 at school or at university. They are required to make arrangements to balance their training and study with the coach.

Swimmers must be a member of SSPW and compete at State and National Championships if they have achieved a qualifying time.

Session Times

SUMMER 2023/2024

Our summer season times run from the 9th October 2023 through to 28th March 2024.

All afternoon sessions through summer are held at the Penrhos College Pool with mornings and strength and conditioning sessions held at the Wesley College Pool.

Day times venue
Monday 7:00am - 8:00am Wesley
4:45pm - 6:45pm Penrhos
Tuesday 6:15am - 8:00am Wesley
4:45pm - 6:30pm Penrhos
Wednesday 4:45pm - 6:45pm Penrhos
6:15am - 8:00am
Friday am    (Breaststroke & Distance)
5:30am - 7:00am
Friday pm 4:45pm - 6:45pm Penrhos
Saturday 8:00am - 9:30am Wesley

Fee Table 2023/2024


Early Bird Summer Season

(October 9th 2023 -

March 28th 2024)

$1350 $1170

Standard Fee (2 payments)

(October 9th 2023 - January 6th 2024 )

(January 8th 2024 - March 28th 2024)

$725 $635

Early Bird Rate is applicable when fees are paid within the first month of the applicable fee season (Winter [May] or Summer [October]).

If you would like to pay in 2 instalments then the Standard rate will apply

2nd sibilng discount of $60 only applies to the early bird full season rate.

Winter 2023

Our winter season times run from the 1st May 2023 through to 7th October 2023.

All sessions through winter are held at the Wesley College Pool.

Day Start Finish
Monday 7:00am 8:00am
5:00pm 7:00pm
Tuesday 6:15am 8:00am
5:15pm 7:00pm
Wednesday 5:00pm 7:00pm
Friday am    Breaststroke & Distance
Friday pm 5:00pm 7:00pm
Saturday 8:00am 9:45am

Strength and Conditioning:

A Strength and Conditioning program is provided by Athlete Alliance. This is provided at a cost of $500 per season (Summer/Winter).

Sessions will be held at Wesley in the LTAD Gym:

  • Monday (am)
    • 6:00am - 7:00am
  • Thursday (pm) 
    • to be organised with Jake Shaw (S&C coach)
  • Saturday (am)
    • 6:45am - 7:45am

Bank Transfer

This is our preferred method of payment.

Transfer directly from your bank to ours with our BSB and Account details.

Account Name: Watkins Southside Swimming
Bank: National Australia Bank
BSB: 086 006
Account Number: 79 340 4020
Description: Please write child’s name and swimming course/squad

Equipment Required

Paddles, Pool Buoy, DMC Fins & Snorkel. Parachute, Thera-Band.