Club Training Program

Location 

Training is back at Prahran Aquatic Centre

Training Schedule 

Saturday  morning       8.00-9.15 am    Prahran Aquatic Centre

Sunday  morning         9.30-10.45 am  Prahran Aquatic Centre (joint session with Glamourheads)

Tuesday  morning        7.00-8.15 am   Prahran Aquatic Centre 

Wednesday evening    6.15-7.30 pm   Prahran Aquatic Centre (joint session with Glamourheads)

Thursday morning        7.00-8.15 am   Prahran Aquatic Centre

We will follow Stonnington's COVID-19 conditions of entry*

Please arrive at least 10 min early to complete check in at the front desk and get your Pointers training card stamped by Coach Alan.  Do not pay pool entry - tell reception that you are with Powerpoints.  We will use the club 10 or 20 session training cards for all session including the joint sessions with the Glamourhead Sharks. We have joint sessions with the Glamourhead on Wednesday evenings (run by Powerpoints) and Sunday mornings (run by Glamourheads).

*The following conditions of entry and use apply to access Harold Holt Swim Centre and Prahran Aquatic Centre:

  • You are currently in good health.

  • You will be required to check in via the Service Victoria app and show proof of vaccination status to our COVID-Safe Marshal prior to entry.

  • You agree to practice social distancing of 1.5 metres at all times when in this facility.

  • You will comply with any guidelines from the Victorian Chief Health Officer and follow instructions of staff at all times.

  • You agree to wear a face covering at all times unless:

    • you have finished getting changed and are walking directly to/from your belongings

    • you are actively participating in exercise within your designated session time

    • you have a recognised exemption from a medical practitioner and have informed the Centre staff upon entry.

As part of the COVID safe plan, all swimmers are required to agree to the following:

  • Sign in using the pool's QR code

  • Practice personal hygiene standards - such as showering at home before swimming, cough/sneeze into elbow.

  • Do not train if you have any symptoms such as fever, chills, sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of sense of smell.

  • Do not train if you have been in contact with a COVID positive case in the past 14 days

  • Do not train if you have returned from overseas in the past 14 days

  • If you feel unwell during the training session, leave the pool immediately and get tested.

  • Bring your own equipment - no equipment will be provided or shared among swimmers

  • Social distance while in the pool, especially at the end of the pool.  Leave at 10 sec intervals to minimise bunching at the end of the pool.

Fees 

Club members: Either $180 for a 10 session card or $310 for a 20 session card (must be used within 2 months and can be used by the one person only).  These fees are also applicable to 2nd claim swimmers.

For all others including other MSA members:  $20 / session including entry. A 10 session card may be purchased for $200 Club members rates are available to swimmers who are 2nd claim with Powerpoints. 

 

Remember - this includes pool entry as well. 

 

 

How to buy the session cards?

Cards may be bought only by depositing/transferring funds ($180/$200/$310) to our account.   

No cash please.

 

When transferring please include your name so we know where it came from.

 

Please transfer to:

CBA Carnegie Branch

BSB:  063115

AC No:  00901021

Powerpoints

 

Show the coach your receipt and he will give you the appropriate card for future use.

 

How do I get into the pool for club sessions?

Just tell the staff at the entrance desk that you are attending a Powerpoints training session.  They will let you in for free.  They might ask to see your club ID card or your training session card to show you are with the club.  Do not swipe your MSAC card at the desk or the turnstiles when attending club sessions, as this will result in you losing any swim credits you have for no good reason. 

 

 

Checking In

All swimmers must hand a training session card to the coach for validation prior to entering the water.  New swimmers and visitors must pay the coach for one-off sessions prior to entering the water.

New Swimmers
The first session is free (no session fee) then $20 per session (includes pool entry) for the next 3 sessions - these 4 sessions need to be within a month. After 4 sessions the club requires that you register as a member for insurance and administration purposes (except for registered members from other Masters Swimming Australia clubs). Please introduce yourself to the coach and sign the sheet before entering the water.

Visitors from Other Victorian and Interstate Clubs 
Registered members of other Masters Swimming (MSV & MSA) clubs are welcome to train with us.  The fee is $20 per session or you may purchase a 10 session card for $200 from the coach on presentation of a current MSV registration card. Please introduce yourself to the coach before entering the water.

Visitors from Overseas 
Visiting masters swimmers from overseas are always welcome to train with us.  The fee is $20 per session.  Please introduce yourself to the coach before entering the water.

 

Pre-requisites

There is no strict skill or fitness criteria for participation in club training. However, you will need to have some basic competence in freestyle. If you can swim about 1500m in total and at least 200m continuously then you should be fine. If you think that your fitness is insufficient to train for the full 75 minutes you are welcome to limit your sessions to a shorter duration and gradually build up to a full session.

Sessions with Bucky's Beavers

Jennie Bucknell, Powerpoints' former Club Captain, current Masters World Champion and 2012 National Masters Female Swimmer of the Meet, runs daytime squads for adults for stroke correction and fitness (9.30 - 10.30am Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Prahran). Suitable for all levels of swimmers. Please contact Jennie by phone on 0423 776 560, and via email at bucknellj@mac.com