Coach: Joel Barrantes
Junior Squad 1
Squad placement is based on meeting minimum criteria (see below), commitment and performance.
There may be times when the Coaching Cohort will exercise discretion based on injury, illness, study and mental wellbeing which will be addressed with the individual on a case by case basis.


  • Athlete is 8 years or over.
  • Has made at least 1 qualifying time, as set out below and preferably the 200IM.
    Qualifying Times Boys
    Qualifying Times Girls
  • Able to do competitive turns, streamline and dive entry.
  • Multiclass athletes will be considered based on both their race performance, commitment, training ability and
    attendance, confirmed via the Athlete Agreement.
  • All athletes must be registered members of Marion Swimming Club (MSC).

Junior Squad 1 is a development squad and a privilege to be a part of.
Its aim is to achieve optimum results at Local and State level and to facilitate a pathway to Bronze squad.
As a result, the following key criteria must be considered:

  • Must be competing regularly and be a registered member of Marion Swimming Club.
  • From the 7 available swim sessions, swimmers should be training 3 or 4 sessions per week.
  • To move into Bronze squad, 60% of training must be attended.
  • If an athlete cannot meet these criteria, a meeting will be held with the athlete / parent and coach. In this
    meeting all options will be exhausted before any action occurs. However, if this situation is not resolved it is
    possible that this squad may not be suitable, and another squad offered.

The Coaching team will endeavour to:
▪ Motivate and encourage
▪ Inspire on-going improvement
▪ Support athletes in their journey through physical & mental challenges and school demands
▪ Act with integrity

Swimming Schedule

Monday  (combined with J2) 4.00pm – 4.15pm Dryland
4.15pm – 5.15pm
Tuesday 5.30am – 5.45am Dryland
5.45am – 7.00am (By Invitation Only)
5.45pm – 6.00pm Dryland
6.00pm – 7.00pm
Wednesday 4.00pm – 4.15pm Dryland
4.15pm – 5.15pm  OR
4.45pm – 5.00pm Dryland
5.00pm – 6.00pm
Thursday 4.45pm – 5.00pm Dryland
5.00pm – 6.00pm
Friday 4.00pm – 4.15pm Dryland
4.15pm – 5.15pm
Saturday 7.00am – 7.15am Dryland
7.15am – 8.15am

Coach Bio – Joel Barrantes