Coach: Shelly Jarrett
Gold Squad – Chalmers
Squad placement is based on meeting minimum criteria (see below), commitment and performance. There may be times when the Head Coach will exercise discretion based on injury, illness, study and mental wellbeing which will be addressed with the individual on a case by case basis.

Criteria

  • Female athlete is 14 years or over as at National Age Championships.
  • Male athlete is 15 years or over as at National Age Championships.
  • Athlete has made a National Age final (from the previous season) or achieved two qualifying times for either/or National Age or Open Championships.
  • They must have swum in the National meet for that season.
  • Those competing at National Age must also have the intent to compete at Open championships once qualified and will confirm this via Athlete Agreement.
  • Open Water Athletes will be considered based on their race performance, commitment, training ability and attendance, confirmed via the Athlete Agreement.
  • 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)

Expectations
GOLD squad is an elite performance squad and a privilege to be part of. Its aim is to achieve optimum results at Open and Age level and to facilitate a pathway through to the South Australian Sports Institute (SASI). As a result, the following key criteria must be considered:

  • 100% agreed training sessions via the Athlete agreement. Note: This squad offers 14 available training sessions per week including swim, dryland and yoga. This is a holistic program that supports optimum performance and outcomes. To fall below these required training sessions will require a meeting with the Head Coach, re-assessment of goals and a performance plan to be implemented.
  • Squad placement will be reviewed after the National Open and Age Long-Course Championships each season. There will be no guarantee that a squad place will be held if the agreed criteria is not met.
  • If, due to unforeseen circumstances, an athlete cannot meet these criteria, please request a one on one meeting with the Head Coach to address the matter.

Our coaching cohort are here to listen, support and encourage you on your journey as an athlete and help you achieve your optimum performance.
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

Note: From time to time and at the Coach’s discretion, athletes may be invited to join this training group. At this time the athlete must agree to the above expectations. A signed agreement indicating the athlete’s commitment will be requested.

Swimming Schedule

Monday 5.00am -5.15am Dryland
5.15am – 7.00am
(with Silver)
4.00pm – 4.15pm Dryland
4.15pm – 6.00pm
6.15pm – 6.45pm Boot Camp
Tuesday 5.00am – 5.15am Dryland
5.15am – 7.00am
4.00pm – 4.15pm Dryland
4.15pm – 6.00pm
6.00pm – 7.00pm Strength Training
Wednesday 4.00pm – 4.15pm Dryland
4.15pm – 6.00pm
Thursday 5.00am – 5.15am Dryland
5.15am – 7.00am
(with Silver)
Friday 5.00am – 5.15am Dryland
5.15am – 7.00am
4.00pm – 4.15pm Dryland
4.15pm – 5.30pm
5.45pm – 6.15pm Yoga
Saturday 6.30am – 7.00am Spin Class
7.00am – 9.00am
9.00am – 10.00am Gym

Coach Bio – Shelly Jarrett

Shelly currently is a Silver level ASCTA coach with extensive coaching experience in both the UK and Australia having coached for British swimming and Swimming Australia at international level. She has coached a vast ability range of swimmers through to the elite medal level.

National Gold Squad