All the things you need to know
WHERE DO WE TRAIN?
We are currently training on Tuesday and Thursday at the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre (MSAC), Aughtie Drive, Albert Park and at the Prahran Aquatic Centre on Saturday.
WHEN DO WE TRAIN?
Updated on 01 October 2023
The club offers three fully coached adult training sessions per week:
Tuesday 6.00-7.00am - MSAC outdoor pool (No training Cup Day 7th Nov)
Thursday 6.00-7.00am - MSAC outdoor pool
Saturday 8.15-9.30am - Prahran Aquatic Centre
Please arrive at least 10 min early to complete check in at the front desk and get your Pointers training card stamped by the coach. Do not pay pool entry - tell reception that you are with Powerpoints (at MSAC let them know you are with MSV).
Please refer to emails from the Head Coach for changes due to events and public holidays.
All sessions qualify as MSV sessions.
HOW MUCH DO TRAINING SESSIONS COST?
Club members & 2nd claim members
Either $180 for a 10 session card or $310 for a 20 session card (20 session cards must be used within 3 months and can be used by the one person only). Remember that this include pool entry as well.
Other MSA members
$20 / session including entry. Club members rates are available to swimmers who are 2nd claim with Powerpoints.
HOW DO I GET A SESSION CARD?
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:
Bank Name: CBA Carnegie Branch
Account Number: 00901021
Account Name: Powerpoints
Show the coach your receipt at your next session at the pool and they will give you the appropriate card for future use.
HOW DO I GET INTO THE POOL?
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.
HOW DO I CHECK 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.
I AM A NEW SWIMMER; HOW DOES IT WORK?
The first step is to come along and join us for a free trial swim. Please introduce yourself to the coach; They will ask you questions about your swimming abilities so they can place you into the right lane.
If you have fins, pull-buoy and paddles, please bring them to the training session.
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 these first 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).
If you would like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW DO I REGISTER?
If you are a new member, please follow these steps:
Select "Join Here" and then "Register for an account"
Follow the instructions and select "POWERPOINTS" from the drop-down list of clubs.
If you have any questions regarding your membership application, please email email@example.com
Follow these steps to renew:
1. Click here
2. Request a password reset (and then check your emails for the password reset link)
3. Once you're logged in, go to the Store, select "Memberships", and search for "Powerpoints".
4. Select the "2023 - 12 Month Swimmer Membership" and check out.
In case of any issue, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW MUCH DOES MEMBERSHIP COST IN 2023?
Membership fees for new members or renewals is $128.75.
WHAT ARE THE AGE RESTRICTIONS?
As Powerpoints is a masters swimming club, you must be aged at least 18 in order to join.
Prospective members who also compete in amateur swimming events should check with their official governing body regarding their amateur status.
I'M ALREADY PART OF AN AUSTRALIAN CLUB; CAN I SWIM WITH POWERPOINTS?
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.
I'M FROM OVERSEAS; CAN I SWIM WITH POWERPOINTS?
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.
WHAT SWIMMING SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?
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.
HOW CAN I GET EVEN MORE?
If you want even more, you can join a session 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 email@example.com