The swimming season at Marist College Ashgrove can be broken up into 2 seasons: the AIC season and the MCA Swim Club season.
AIC swimming season – 1st week of October to the 2nd week in March – covers the pre-season training period and the AIC lead-up meets culminating in the AIC Swimming competition in early March.
MCA Swim Club swimming season – June to April each year – covers those swimmers who join the MCA Swim Club to represent the club at local, regional, state and national meets.
Selection in the Marist swimming team for the AIC Swimming Championships is decided by a panel of swimming coaches based on a number of factors.
Times recorded at Friday night prep meets and QSA/ BSA carnival results.
Attendance at training, Swim Camp and prep meets.
Attitude at training and prep meets.
Students who meet these requirements will be considered for selection as a member of the AIC Swimming Team, either as an individual swimmer, relay swimmer or reserve. We encourage a sense of team spirit within the swimming program and encourage boys to strive for personal improvement throughout the season.
During Term 1, a number of time trial meets (called prep meets) are conducted at various venues in Brisbane. All AIC swimmers are required to attend these meets in order to post times that will be used for selection of the final team.
If the prep meet is away from Marist College Ashgrove then transport will be organised from school to the venue and back to Marist College Ashgrove. Students wear the swimming team uniform, Ash togs, and Marist cap.
At the conclusion of the AIC season, Marist students may wish to continue their training within the swimming program.
The MCA Swim Club operates year round, offering aquatic development services to boys and girls of all ages. Marist students can join the swimming club at any time. An annual membership fee is applicable, and in Terms 2 and 3, fees are discounted for the students of the College.
Coaches will place Marist students into an appropriate squad that is most suitable to the athlete’s needs and technical proficiencies. Each squad has it’s own training times. If you don’t know which squad you should be in, please contact us on 07 3011 1272
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Marist College Ashgrove Swimming aims to provide a coaching program that supports its swimmers both personally and in the pool to be the best they can be. Our coaches are a team of qualified and dedicated professionals who are committed to training swimmers to achieve strong results at Local, Regional, State and National level.
MCA Swim Club prides itself on delivering technically correct swimming for all participants. We believe that swimming is a skill based activity therefore we teach current techniques across all levels in our program.