In the fast lane

Club Swimming

We are a school based swim club that provides swim training for all students both from PLC and the wider community. The club focuses on developing athletes and opportunities to reach their full potential in the pool and our qualified coaches work with each athlete to help them achieve their individual goals, whether that is competitively or fitness directed. Our squad structure allows for athletes to train at their level with the ability to progress from club level all the way to National level and anywhere in between.

Squad Program

Find out more about our squads and which squad is most suitable for you.

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Competitions

Ignite your competitive flame! We offer an extensive competitive swimming program with specific competitions selected for each squad. From novice racers to National level competitors, we participate in a variety of events suitable for all abilities.

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Training

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Coaches

Our motivated and dedicated coaching team, led by Head Coach Damien Gogoll, strive to help every member achieve their goals and reach their potential.

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Club Pick up and Drop Off Access to the Aquatic Centre

Club Members training early in the morning or later into the evening may apply for a RFID card which gives them access to be dropped off or collected through Gate 1. Access times are from 4:50am -7:45am and 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

Squad Program

 
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Bronze

Club Level

Silver

District Level

Gold

State Level

Diamond

National Level

Swimmers in this squad are learning what swim training involves and the skills important for competitive swimming.

Involves learning good training habits whilst developing skills, drills and training sets. A focus is on educating swimmers on how to train regularly, to improve their commitment and consistently.

Draws upon the previous skills and knowledge to improve endurance, fitness, strength, speed and recovery. A higher level during training is expected, with a focus on performances during training.

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Training

Training sessions focus on developing fitness, technique, training knowledge and racing skills in a positive environment, all within our modern, well-equipped and regularly maintained facilities.

 
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Our Training Facilities

As our primary training location, PLC Aquatic Centre is an indoor, private pool located on school campus, featuring a 6 lane 25m pool with FINA regulation competition diving blocks - perfect for year-round training. We also employ state of the art training technologies to help our swimmers reach their full potential.

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Dryland Training

Timetabled into our regular training schedule, dryland training focuses on developing muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, agility, core strength & stability and cardiovascular fitness. With access to the PLC Sporting Oval and extensive gym facilities, our swimmers can work hard both in and out of the pool.

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Long Course Training

In Term 1 & 4, as well as over the summer holidays, both the Monash Aquatic & Recreation Centre and the Oakleigh Recreational Centre give our swimmers a chance to train in a 50m pool - simulating the summer Long Course competition environment.

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Competitive Swimming

Participating in various swimming competitions provides swimmers with many benefits, which include an opportunity to improve performance, assess training focus, assess technique and fitness, develop and improve race plans, gain qualifying times, maintain motivation, assist in achieving goals and to have fun.

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Non-competitive Swimming

While PLC Aquatic Swimming aims to develop members who are motivated and driven to compete, we also recognise and welcome swimmers wanting to swim to increase fitness, for health benefits, fun, injury prevention or rehabilitation. These swimmers will train alongside the competitive swimmers and follow the same training rules and expectations.

Competitions

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Participating in various swimming competitions provides swimmers with many benefits, which include an opportunity to improve performance, assess training focus, assess technique and fitness, develop and improve race plans, gain qualifying times, maintain motivation, assist in achieving goals and to have fun.

The PLC Aquatic coaches prepare a competitions calendar for each season and develop a training program to prepare swimmers attending these swim meets. This forms a part of PLC Aquatic’s long term planning for developing swimmers. It is expected that swimmers take their coaches’ advice when selecting which meets to enter, as coaches have selected certain meets for specific reasons.

 

Swimmers must be registered with Swimming Victoria (SV) in order to compete. SV registration for the swimming season starts, 1 July – 30 June. To register, swimmers pay online via the member portal on the Swimming Victora Website

 

Coaches

Meet the team

 
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Damien Gogoll

Head Coach

Damien became a Silver Licensed coach after completing a degree in Exercise Science & Psychology. Alongside his experience from 8 years of swimming up to a National Level, he now oversees the swimming programs, and aspires to develop every swimmer to be the best they can be.

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Mansi Patil

Junior Coach

Mansi has her Bronze License and extensive experience coaching over 12 years within Victoria and overseas. Mansi is keen to share the knowledge and experience gained over her time as a competitive swimmer, an International and National participant in India. Her passion as a coach is to drive and motivate the swimmers to believe in themselves and be the best they can be. 

Rachel Lee

Junior Coach

After 8 years of competitive swimming and four years of teaching in Hong Kong, Rachel brings a vibrant energy and an individual approach to her coaching role. She is excited to be involved with developing and shaping our young athletes and helping them grow as strong competitive , confident swimmers. 

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Nicky Canterbury

Junior Coach

Nicky is studying Primary Education at Deakin and has been teaching in the Learn to Swim program for many years. He is a national level cyclist and hopes to use his knowledge on training techniques and habits to help others achieve their goals, what ever they may be.