St Catherine’s provides a wide range of aquatic programs utilising our state of the art Marigold Southey Sports & Aquatic Centre.
We provide a wide range of Aquatic Activities at the Marigold Southey Sports and Aquatic Centre. During school hours, Physical Education classes operate throughout the day incorporating a range activities such as Diving, Underwater Hockey and Swimming and Life Saving Skills.
Learn To Swim
H2O Swimming Works provide after-school Learn to Swim progams. Offered on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, the programs cater to ages 3 years and above. The aim of the Learn To Swim program is to equip students with the fundamentals of good stroke technique as well as water safety skills and knowledge to help students become safer around aquatic environments.
Class sizes are small and the longer 45 minute lessons for swimmers 4 years and over ensures sufficient time to revise and consolidate skills.
For busy parents, the Holiday Intensives are a great way to fast track skills
After graduating from the Learn To Swim program, swimmers progress to our Squad Training programs.
St Catherine’s is excited to be in partnership with the Melbourne Swimming Club (MSC).
Led by Former Australian Olympic Coach Ian Pope, MSC is a new competitive swimming club that is committed to developing a culture of support and excellence, and believes in developing pathways for athletes to become future leaders in the swimming community.
Squad programs include:
- Pre-squad (Silver Squad – 1 session per week, ages 9-12) (Gold Squad – 2 sessions per week, ages10-12)
These squads focus on further developing the technique of swim school graduates and younger swimmer, as well as introducing them to the fundamentals of competitive racing.
- Development Squad (3 sessions per week)
This is a squad of a higher standard than the pre-squad with a goal further develop swimming fitness, technique and racing skills to potentially move into the State level squad.
- State and National Squads (6+ sessions per week)
These squads are for swimmers who are working towards State and National qualifying times. Sessions include a mixture of strength and conditioning, using our state-of-the-art gym, swimming fitness and technique training, with the aim to develop racing skills.
St Catherine’s School Squads
Students who are interested in representing the school and competing in inter-school competitions in Term 1, can train in the GSV (Senior School) and SSV (Junior school) squads in Term 4 and Term 1 in preparation for their respective championship events.