The Genazzano FCJ College pool is home to GenAquatic Swimming Club. The Club is committed to the holistic development of swimmers and members consist of boys and girls from Genazzano FCJ College and the local community.
Our enthusiastic, accredited coaches implement structured training programs targeting the major swimming carnivals specific to each squad level – from Novice meets to State and National competitions.
The College is fortunate to have former Olympic swimmer, Matt Welsh OAM as the Performance Mentor in the Sports and Aquatics Department and Amon Soerink as the Head Coach of the Genazzano Swimming Squad.
Our Squad Programs cater for competent lap swimmers. At GenAquatic we are inclusive of swimmers with disabilities and those who are culturally and linguistically diverse. Swimmers progress through three levels of squad, refining competitive strokes, building fitness and improving race techniques.
In the Bronze squad, swimmers have finished Learn to Swim and are now ready to train within a club atmosphere. A solid understanding of swimming strokes, turns and dives has already been established. The focus in now fitness, speed and maintaining swimming technique.
As swimmers progress with their fitness and improve times, it is important that they are given the opportunity to experience new challenges in and out of the pool. Training consists of both water and land sessions with a greater emphasis on establishing fitness, strength and speed. Swimmers attend competitions throughout the year as a fun way to mix with people in and around the club. Silver squad swimmers regularly attend two or more sessions per week and often swim up to three kilometres per session.
The intention of Gold Squad is to continue developing swimmers holistically. Swimmers work towards competing at a State level, whilst many compete at Club, State or National events. However, competition is not the only focus and each swimmer has the opportunity to develop and work towards their own intrinsic goals and needs at training. Swimmers regularly train three or more times a week and four or more kilometres per session.
A current Swimming Victoria Membership is compulsory for any swimmer entering the water. Registration must be renewed on July 1 each year for all GenAquatic members. This is done online through the MyLANE portal.
GenAquatic is a Child Safe Squad Program. For more information, please read the Child Safe Policy or visit the Genazzano Child Safe webpage.
For more information, contact the Pool Office.