The Development Squad caters for swimmers transitioning from junior levels. They have good technique in all four strokes and have excellent turns. The focus is on refining and perfecting skills and technique.

Coaches: Mel Cragg

Entry Criteria

Athlete is 10 years and over. Needs to have made two Events 100m or above and preferably the 200 IM as set out in the table in the links below.
Requires good technique in all 4 strokes with excellent turns.
Selected at the Coaching Team’s discretion.
Swimmers train a minimum of 5 sessions per week



  • Dev-State Transition

This will be at the discretion of the Development Coach. As it is the same coach who trains both squads, when swimmers progress and it is felt a new stimulus needs to be provided, the coach can use a State Squad session to aid progression


Swimming Schedule

Monday 5.15pm – 5.30pm Dryland
5.30pm – 7.00pm
Tuesday 5.15pm – 5.30pm Dryland
5.30pm – 7.00pm
Wednesday 5.15am – 5.30am Dryland
5.30am – 7.00am
Thursday 3.45pm – 4.00pm Dryland
4.00pm – 5.30pm
5.30pm-5.45pm Stretching
Friday 3.45pm – 4.00pm Dryland
4.00pm – 5.00pm
Saturday 5.15am – 5.30am Dryland
5.30am – 7.00am
7.00am – 7.15am Stretching
(with State Squad)

Coach Bio – Mel Cragg

I am a Bronze level ASCTA Coach and I have been coaching for 7 years, with the last 2 years being spent coaching Marion Swimming Club squads. I am a former member of Marion Swimming Club myself and was a National Open Short Couse semi-finalist (breaststroke).

I have a passion for sport and coaching and am looking forward to strengthening and extending the skills of Development Squad members. I will also be supporting Junior 1 Squad, State Squad and both National Squads as an assistant coach.