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RACKLEY SQUADS - SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

We are super excited to have been given the green light to re-open our Aquatic Venue again. Click the link above to see Squad Timetable.  If for any reason you are not returning and want to put a hold or cancel your membership please click here.


Squad swimming is a great way to develop lifelong skills, refine technique and most importantly be safe and have fun in the water. Rackley Squad Programs caters for all abilities and the focus is on developing each swimmer to reach their potential and love of the sport. Training sessions will provide swimmers the skills and stamina needed to set their sights on competing at their chosen level be it Local, School, Masters or National level.

OUR COACHES

At Rackley Parkinson Coaches Tracey Menzies Stegbaur and Humberto Angerani bring years of experience as coaches of swimmers at all levels to the pool deck. They are passionate about swimming as a way of life. We cater our programs to Swimmers at all levels and abilities with a focus on long term success, achievement and enjoyment. 

OUR FACILITIES 

The Parkinson Aquatic Centre has a 50m outdoor pool and Fully Equipped Gym  

JOIN THE CLUB!

At Rackley Parkinson we encourage Squad swimmers to join the swim club (Rackley Swim Team) which enables swimmers to swim at our regular swim club nights during the summer season as well as competing at local, Brisbane, Queensland and National Swim meets. Adult swimmers can join the Rackley Masters swim team.

For our coach profiles and more information click here

Squads for all levels


Junior Squad
Fun & safety is the primary objective of all Junior swimming, coincidentally it is reason we ‘learn to swim’ initially. Junior Squad is designed for children predominately 6 years and older and is targeted at swimmers that have completed all the skills associated with learn to swim lessons. Junior Squad’s focus is 1-2 key concepts every session, and swimmers within each individual session will be allocated to the lane & group that provides the optimal learning environment. JUNIOR – 3 sessions per week.
Bronze Squad
BBronze squad is the entry group into our performance focused squads. Building upon the fundamental swimming skills and develop your child’s ability to learn how to train and help them develop a growth mindset and develop a love for the sport. Individual swimmers will be introduced to a variety of racing opportunities as they continue to master the four competitive strokes and gain greater proficiency in turns, starts and finishes. This is achieved by introducing more advanced drills and training techniques.

BRONZE – 5–6 sessions per week
*Equipment required – flippers, paddles, pull buoy & kickboard.
Silver Squad
Designed for swimmers already competing at a State level, in silver squad we focus on encouraging the lifelong love and appreciation of swimming as we introduce the swimmers to more rigorous training, preparing them for competition at a state level. Squad sessions at Silver Level maintain an emphasis on stroke technique while incorporating more aerobic endurance, racing skills and dry land sessions. It is aimed at continuing to develop swimmer’s conditioning for competition but also creating training habits and behaviours that give athletes the highest chance of long-term success.

SILVER – 7–9 sessions per week
*Equipment required – flippers, paddles, pull buoy, kickboard & snorkel.
Gold Squad
The Gold Squad is designed for mature swimmers competing at a National level. It is aimed at producing high performance at State and National level competitions through more individualised training. Swimmers are selected into the Gold Squad at the discretion of the coaches based on an athlete’s physical and mental preparedness as well as alignment with the culture of the squad. Gold swimmers have personal ambitions to reach the highest level in swimming. This squad trains at high intensity, with a focus on three main areas of improvement: swimming technique, strength, and endurance.

GOLD – 9–10 sessions per week.
*Equipment required – flippers, paddles, pull buoy, kickboard & snorkel
 Adult/ Swimfit+
Our SwimFit+ sessions are designed to improve performance and technique. SwimFit+ sessions are tailored to the goals of the SwimFit+ members. Longer sessions, lower lane density and experienced Rackley Coaches will help you reach your swimming goal. This level is for those who are looking to improve their swimming technique and fitness. It is suitable for a wide variety of people, from beginners through to competitive swimmers training for Masters, Triathlon and/or Ocean swimming.


Squad Monthly Fees


GOLD SQUAD
$190.00
SILVER SQUAD
$170.00
BRONZE SQUAD
$160.00
JUNIOR SQUAD
$145.00 
ADULT/SWIMFIT+
$49.00 Fortnightly



Note*
The monthly rates are calculated based on a annual amount and take into account variances for swimmers who will not attend during Squad Break/family holiday periods. If your swimmer is having a break from squad of more than 4 weeks please contact the centre manager to discuss putting membership on hold during the break.


Our Coaches

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Tracey Menzies Stegbauer
Head Coach
Tracey Joined the Rackley team in July 2019, having spent the past 10 years working with high performance swimmers and programs, at the AIS and Swimming Australia. Tracey is a highly awarded coach and represented Australia as a coach on both World Championship and Olympic Teams. Prior to her decade in Canberra Tracey spent 15 years at Sutherland Leisure Centre beside Doug Frost; taking over as Head Coach, in her final five years.  During this time she coached Ian thrope in his run to the Athens Olympics which saw him become the only person to medal in the 100–200–400 combination in Olympic history. Coach to countless household names and internationally recognised swimmers over her 24 year career, including  Ian Thorpe, Craig Stevens, Ky Hurst, Simon Cowley, Kirsten Thomson, Amanda Pascoe and Jason Cram.  Tracey's motivation to join the Rackley team at Parkinson was her desire to get back to a grassroots program in an emerging club and develop the next generation of swimmers with a focus on Junior through to Age level swimmers.  
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Humberto Angerani
ASSISTANT HEAD COACH
Humberto Angerami is a Silver Coach and has been in this industry for 19 years. He worked as a swimming coach in brazil for 12 years as a Head age group coach. During this time, he acquired a Masters in Swimming Training and Exercise Physiology as well as a degree in Physical Education.  Humberto has taken swimmers to Australian Age and Open nationals, won many QLD state and school championships and qualified swimmers for QLD state teams.Previously Humberto was the Head coach of Brisbane Jets swimming club for 6 years where he had continuously built the squads of the club each year with 10 age national athletes for his last season. Humberto has a straight forward and effective coaching philosophy, "I Believe in hard work for you to achieve your goals, you require focus and hard work with no short cuts."
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