Club Training Program

Location

 

Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre (MSAC), Albert Park Lake (Google Map / Melway ref.: 2K, D7). Many of our sessions are in the fantastic outdoor competition pool. The water quality and temperature are superb!

 

Training Schedule

The club offers seven (7) fully coached adult training sessions per week at MSAC:

Monday 6.00-7.30am & 6.30-8.00pm - Aerobic endurance/Distance 

Wednesday 6.00-7.30am & 6.30-8.00pm - Speed  and high intensity

Thursday 6.00-7.30amAerobic endurance/Distance/Open water 

Thursday 6.30-8.00pm - Race Pacing and Critical Swim Speed work.

Saturday 9.30-11.00am - Main challenge set for week (the type of session depends on upcoming races and competitions).  This is followed by breakfast at a nearby cafe.

Sunday 4.45-6.00pm - Powerpoint members are welcome to join the Glamourhead Sharks session on Sunday afternoon.  The cost is $15 cash per session.  This includes MSAC entry.

Please refer to emails from the Head Coach for changes due to events and public holidays.

Monday (am & pm), Wednesday (am & pm), Thursday pm and Saturday sessions are taken by our head coach, Alan Godfrey (2015 MSV Coach of the Year).

Thursday mornings (open water/triathlon focused sessions) are coached by Anthony Kattan of Technique Matters.
 

Fees 

Club members: Either $150 for a 10 session card or $260 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 $175. Club members rates are available to swimmers who are 2nd claim with Powerpoints. 

 

Remember - this includes pool entry as well (now $8.20 for non MSAC Members). 

 

 

How to buy the session cards?

Cards may be bought only by depositing/transferring funds ($150/$175/$260) 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 $15 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 $175 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 90 minutes you are welcome to limit your sessions to 60 minutes 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