City Aquatics | Chermside Swim Squad
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Aquatic Centre Operating Hours

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Waterpark Operating Hours

Only open on weekends outside of School Holidays. During school holidays the waterpark is open 7 days a week
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RACKLEY SQUADS - SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

We are super excited to have been given the green light to re-open our Aquatic Venue again. Click the link above to see Squad Timetable.  If for any reason you are not returning and want to put a hold or cancel your membership please click here. (See Policy Below) 



Squad swimming is a great way to develop lifelong skills, refine their technique and most importantly have fun in the water.

WHAT WE OFFER

Rackley 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.

OUR COACHES

Led by Head Coach Brett Glister, at Rackley Chermside we have a team of experienced coaches who are passionate about swimming as a way of life. We cater our programs to Swimmers at all levels and abilities with a focus on long term success, achievement and enjoyment. 

OUR FACILITIES 

The Chermside Aquatic Centre has a 25m outdoor pool and waterpark.  

JOIN THE CLUB!

Swimmers are encouraged to Join the Rackley Swim team so they can put skills into practice and race. Club membership enables swimmers to participate in Club nights and local, state and national competitions. Adult swimmers can join the Rackley Masters swim team.

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Squads for all levels

Junior SquadFun & safety is the primary objective of all Junior Squad swimming, coincidentally it is the reason we ‘learn to swim’ initially. Junior Squad is designed for children predominately 6 years and older and is targeted at swimmers that have completed all the skills associated with learning to swim lessons. Junior Squad’s focus is 1-2 key concepts every session, and swimmers within each individual session will be allocated to the lane & group that provides the optimal learning environment.  
Bronze Squad

The bronze squad is the entry group into our performance-focused squads. Building upon the fundamental swimming skills and develop your child's ability to learn how to train and help them develop a growth mindset and develop a love for the sport. Individual swimmers will be introduced to a variety of racing opportunities as they continue to master the four competitive strokes and gain greater proficiency in turns, starts and finishes. This is achieved by introducing more advanced drills and training techniques

Silver SquadDesigned for swimmers already competing at a State level, in the silver squad we focus on encouraging the lifelong love and appreciation of swimming as we introduce the swimmers to more rigorous training, preparing them for competition at a state level. Squad sessions at Silver Level maintain an emphasis on stroke technique while incorporating more aerobic endurance, racing skills and dry land sessions. It is aimed at continuing to develop swimmer’s conditioning for competition but also creating training habits and behaviours that give athletes the highest chance of long-term success
Gold SquadThe Gold Squad is designed for mature swimmers competing at a national level. It is aimed at producing high performance at State and National level competitions through more individualised training.

Swimmers are selected into the Gold Squad at the discretion of the coaches based on an athlete’s physical and mental preparedness as well as alignment with the culture of the squad. Gold swimmers have personal ambitions to reach the highest level in swimming. This squad trains at high intensity, with a focus on three main areas of improvement: swimming technique, strength, and endurance.
Adult/ SwimFit+
Our SwimFit+ sessions are designed to improve performance and technique. SwimFit+ sessions are tailored to the goals of the SwimFit+ members. Longer sessions, lower lane density and experienced Rackley Coaches will help you reach your swimming goal. This level is for those who are looking to improve their swimming technique and fitness. It is suitable for a wide variety of people, from beginners through to competitive swimmers training for Masters, Triathlon and/or Ocean swimming.


Squad Monthly Fees*

JUNIOR SQUAD$140.00
BRONZE SQUAD$150.00
SILVER SQUAD$165.00
GOLD SQUAD$175.00
ADULT/SWIMFIT+$49.00 Fortnightly

*Squad Membership Cancellation/Suspension Policy 

Programmed Squad breaks - Please note the monthly rates for Squads are calculated based on an annual amount spread across 12 monthly payments. The amount takes into account expected breaks/holiday periods for swimmers and coaches eg. Xmas- New Year and breaks after a major competition. 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 4 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 – see this link for more information.  


Our Coaches

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MACKENZIE SPEECHLEY
ASSISTANT COACH
Mackenzie has been involved with the swimming industry his whole life, first as a swimmer for 8 years and now as a bronze level coach for the past 8 years. Moving to Rackley Swim Team in 2015, Mackenzie spent 4 years as Junior Development Coach at Centenary Pool.  Mackensie moved to Chermside in January 2020 and coaches all squads at Cherside alongside head coach Brett Glister.Mackenzie understands that the role of Junior Development Coach is pivotal in the ‘Long Term Athlete Pathway’ for the Rackley Centenary Program. Educating young athletes on flawless technique, injury prevention, communication and enjoying the sport are the key concepts to his program.Mackenzie’s coaching philosophy is to create an optimal learning environment based around mutual respect between the coach, the swimmer and the parents. He is a strong believer that if swimmers and families enjoy club based social/competitive events, a successful and positive club culture is achieved.
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Brett Glister
HEAD COACH
Brett has been a coach for over 20 years and holds both Aust Swim learn to Swim and Bronze License working toward Silver in Coaching. Brett is also an accomplished Surf Lifesaving coach.  Brett holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is studying toward qualification in coaching swimmers with Autism. Brett has travelled widely with swim teams including the Australian Down Syndrome swimming Association National team.  Brett focusses on stroke development and stroke technique to ensure your children are developing his/her attributes for the sport of swimming.
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