Our Junior 1 Squad athletes swim at JX standards,  having progressed to a competitive swimming squad. Their focus is on developing competitive swimming and training skills. All J1 swimmers are required to hold a full competitive Marion Swimming Club membership.

Entry Criteria

Junior Squad 1
Squad placement is made at the discretion of the coaching team with the following criteria being taken into account:


  • Athlete is 8 years or over.
  • Has made at least 1 of the Tier 4 JX qualifying times as set out below -preferably the 200IM.
  • Selected at Development Coach’s discretion.
  • Must become a fully competitive Marion Swimming Club Membership.
  • Swimmers can train up to 4 sessions per week.
  • Able to do competitive turns, streamline and dive entry.

JX times Boys
JX times Girls

J1-Development Transition
Session on Tuesday morning for invited swimmers who are close to Development times.
Sessions  will be used at the discretion of the Development Coach for swimmers who may need more stimulus (e.g. training with Development on Sat morning, instead of Junior 1).

Swimming Schedule

Monday  (combined with J2) 3.45pm – 4.00pm Dryland
4.00pm – 5.00pm 
Tuesday 5.45am – 6.00am Dryland
6.00am – 7.00am (By Invitation Only)
5.45pm – 6.00pm Dryland
6.00pm – 7.00pm
Wednesday   3.45pm – 4.00pm Dryland
4.00pm – 5.00pm OR
4.45pm – 5.00pm Dryland 
5.00pm – 6.00pm 
Thursday   4.45pm – 5.00pm Dryland
5.00pm – 6.00pm 
Friday   3.45pm – 4.00pm Dryland
4.00pm – 5.00pm
Saturday 7.00am – 7.15am Dryland
7.15am – 8.15am 

Coach Bio – Shannon McSkimming

I am a Bronze level ASCTA Coach and I have been coaching for 3 years. I have recently moved down to Adelaide from Darwin and to coach the J1 squad. I am currently still racing myself and have competed in several national Open Water championships in both the 10km and 5km.

I hope to apply my experiences in training and racing to assist the J1’s development of a strong technique base. This base will assist squad members to improve and develop skills through to the Development Squad.

Junior 1