Cranbrook School
Cranbrook Swim Squads

Cranbrook Swim Squads

Our Squad coaches focus on assisting swimmers to take their skills and technically proficiency to the next level, and preparing swimmers to compete at school carnivals and competitions. 

The Squad programme at Cranbrook’s Murray Rose Aquatic & Fitness Centre caters for all swimmers from Introduction to Nationals and Masters swimming.

Key points for Cranbrook Squad Sessions

  • On-going perpetual programme running 52 weeks of the year
  • All squad swimmers must join Cranbrook Aquatics Swimming Club  
  • Enrol any time
  • Monthly direct debits
  • Progressive structure and individual tailored programmes for all ages and abilities
13 & UnderSession Length
Mini Squad60 mins
Development Squad60 mins
14 & UnderSession Length
State Target75 mins
Emerging Squad90 mins
14 & OverSession Length
Gold Squad60 mins
Performance Squad120 mins
Elite Squad120 mins
18 & OverSession Length
Masters60 mins

How To Join

3 simple steps

1. Determine swimming ability and be sure the swimmer can meet the requirements of the relevant Squad level

  • Use the tables below to determine swimming ability according to our framework.
  • If you have been assessed from Cranbrook Learn to Swim – click straight into the recommended squad.

2. Use the registration links below to create a home portal account. This account will allow you to register multiple students.

3. Once registered, our Squad team will need to verify your registration and swimming ability. Arrive on time for your first training session and the swimmer will be assessed in the first 5 minutes to ensure the correct level has been chosen. 

*Please note – Refunds will not be provided for incorrect assessments. If the swimmer is incorrectly classified by you when registering, we will amend your squad membership to the correct levels.

Our Squads

Mini Squad 

13 years and under

This level is intended as a transition from learn to swim lessons to a team environment. It provides the fundamentals of understanding squad based sessions while still focusing on learning the technical proficiency of all four competitive strokes.

Max 3 Sessions per week | Click here for full criteria Click here to join.

Development Squad

13 Years and Under

The Development Squad is the first level in our competitive swimming programme and introduces participants to racing. These swimmers will learn the technical requirements and etiquette of training and racing and refine their competitive swimming techniques.

Max 4 Sessions per week Click here for full criteria | Click here to join.

Target Squad

14 Years and Under

Swimmers at this level focus on refining their skills into race efficiencies and striving towards racing state qualifying times. The increased training regime allows swimmers to refine speed, technique, and stroke. This Squad focuses on learning how to train for State competitions.

Min 3 Sessions per week | Max 5 Sessions per week Click here for full criteria | Click here to join.


15 Years and Under

This Squad is for swimmers with qualifying times to compete at the NSW State Championships or NSW Metropolitan Championships. The sessions across the week focus on stroke efficiencies and constant improvement whilst still focusing on the fundamental skills and technically proficiencies of all four strokes.

Min 4 Sessions per week | Max 7 Sessions per week Click here for full criteria Click here to join.

Performance Squad

Females 13 and Over
Males 14 and Over

The Performance Squad is for swimmers competing at State Age, Open or Australian Age Level whilst learning race strategies and building upon practice habits. Skill development is a major focus to help strive towards achieving top 10 placings at Nationals.

Min 6 Sessions per week | Max 8 Sessions per week | Click here for full criteria | Enquire Now.

Elite Squad

Females 15 Years and Over
Males 16 Years and Over

The Elite Squad is for swimmers competing at Australian Age or Australian Open Swimming Championships and hold a top 10 ranking in their event or placed top 10 at Nationals.  The squad will have a major focus gaining selection onto NSW and Australian squads and teams.

Min 8 Sessions per week | Max 9 Sessions per week | Click here for full criteria  | Enquire Now.


14 Years and Over

Gold Squad is a fitness squad for Cranbrook Students and the wider community. It is suitable for swimmers who can competently swim 200m without stopping and swimmers will swim 1.5km – 2km per session. (Free for Cranbrook Senior School students)

Max 3 Sessions Per Week | Click here to join.


18 Years and Over

Masters is a fitness programme designed for swimmers over the age over 18 who want to develop their fitness level and improve their technical proficiency. Swimmers will generally swim between 1,500m and 3,000m per session.

Max 3 Sessions Per Week | Click here to join.

Winter Timetables (WC 18 March)