Specialist Squads for Swimming Success

At LN Swimming, we are dedicated to helping you or your swimmer excel in swimming. We offer an all year round, 6 days a week, squad program for Loreto Normanhurst students and both male and female swimmers from the local community. Swimmers are welcome to join at any time throughout the year.

Our program caters for all swimmers ranging from stroke development, through to athletes competing at National level.

To arrange an assessment, bookings or for further information on any of the programs available at Loreto, please contact Loreto Normanhurst Swimming.

Dive into success with our specialised Squad Program!

Our squad program offers options for swimmers at all levels and is aimed to support each swimmer’s development.

Development Stream

Our stroke development squads take swimmers from ‘Learn to Swim’ and guide them to becoming confident squad members. There is a focus on technique and stroke development for all strokes, as well as turns, finishes and dives.

Competitive Stream

For those aiming to compete, our competitive stream squads prepare swimmers for swimming events. Whether it is your first swim meet, or you are competing at the State and National level, our program provides a holistic approach combining pool, dry land training and sport science to prepare our athletes for peak performance.

Fitness Stream

For those seeking to maintain fitness without competing, our Fitness Squads are the perfect choice.


For more information, complete our enquiry form and have one of our dedicated staff contact you directly.

Find your stream!

Development Stream

  • Dolphin: The Dolphin Squad is an introduction to the Development Squad program, focusing on technique and stroke development for all strokes. Sessions are 45 minutes in length.
  • Shark: In the Shark Squad, swimmers further develop stroke technique with increased distance from the Dolphin Squad, swimming skills - dives, turns and finishes are also developed. Sessions are 45 minutes in length.

Competitive Stream

  • Navy: The Navy Squad is an introduction to squad training for current and future competitive swimmers. This squad continues to concentrate on stroke technique, developing all strokes over distance, with a continued emphasis on swimming skills. Sessions are 60 minutes in length.  
  • Bronze: The Bronze Squad is designed for young swimmers looking to compete. This squad continues to focus on swimming technique and skills, whilst providing an introduction to training & conditioning. Sessions are 75 minutes in length. 
  • Silver: The Silver Squad focuses on the development of race technique, skills and strategy whilst progressing to training and conditioning for performance. Sessions are an hour and 45 minutes long.
  • Gold: The Gold Squad is designed for the highly competitive swimmer who wishes to engage in swimming as their priority sport. There is a continued focus on race technique, skills and strategy whilst training and conditioning for high performance. Sessions are two hours long. 

Fitness Stream

  • Fitness: Our Fitness Squads have been designed for those who are passed their Learn to Swim phase and are looking to swim for fitness and fun!. Sessions are 75 minutes long.
  • Adult: The Adult Squad has been designed for those adult swimmers at an already competent level, who are looking to improve their fitness, or compete in masters and open water competitions. Sessions are 90 minutes long.
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Meet our Head Coach
Michael Jacobs

Michael brings a wealth of experience to Loreto Normanhurst Swimming, having over 10 years of coaching in the development of athletes ranging from early Junior Development to National and State Age Champions.

Michael has proven experience using a holistic approach to plan and monitor swimming performance in both team and individual athletes. He holds an ASCTA Silver Coaching Licence, ASCA Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Licence, Bachelor's Degree in Science & Education, and a Masters in Sports Coaching. 

Michael has coached at several Premier Clubs in NSW and has been fortunate to work with multiple Australian Junior, and Senior Swimming Team members, as well as multiple NSW Swimming teams.

He leads a team of highly experienced and passionate Swim Coaches to ensure all athletes at Loreto Normanhurst Swimming are empowered to reach their full potential and achieve their goals.

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