What makes us different?

The Academy of Swimming is a leading provider of competitive & recreational squad training in Melbourne’s south-east suburbs. Based at both the Harold Holt Swim Centre in Glen Iris and GESAC in East Bentleigh, the key difference of the Academy program is that it is a squad-specific program. Unlike our major competitors that have a learn-to-swim focus, our emphasis is purely on each swimmer’s development once they have completed their learn-to-swim levels, with both competitive & non-competitive pathways.

  • Members have the option to swim once, twice or an unlimited number of sessions per week.
  • We provide a flexible timetable as swimmers are not locked into the same session from week to week.

As one of Victoria’s leading squad training providers, our program caters for all ages & standards, from elite swimmers through to first time squad members. Since 2002, our competitive program has achieved significant success in normal pool racing, open water swimming, triathlons, surf lifesaving and waterpolo. In addition, our non-competitive program has also provided a recreational outlet for swimmers to refine their stroke technique and improve and maintain their fitness & healthy lifestyle, without the demands placed on competitive swimming. Many members are swimming as a second sport to help prevent injury in AFL football, basketball, netball and soccer to just name a few.

With over three-hundred swimmers across two sites, our program offers convenient training times, and a highly qualified coaching team led by Rodney & Judy Skudar. Part of our recipe for success has been our dedicated team of coaches in our swimming program who are always looking for ways to improve their craft with new and innovative methods, to make the Academy of Swimming experience even better.

Members in our swimming program are able to get involved in competitive swimming by joining our M1 Swimming Club. The M1 Swimming Club offers a series of competitions designed for people just starting out in competitive swimming, in which the emphasis is on learning and self-improvement in a non-threatening environment. Swimmers are able to progress to interclub competitions and if satisfactory standards are achieved they can then move onto State and  National levels of competition. In order to be able to compete in swim meets it is necessary to belong to Swimming Victoria , Swimming Australia and therefore affiliated with a swimming club.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions with regards to our programs