Rackley Squad Programs caters for all abilities and the focus is on developing each swimmer
to reach their potential and love of the sport. Squad swimming is a great way to develop
lifelong skills, refine technique and most importantly be safe and have fun in the water.
Training sessions will provide swimmers with the skills and stamina needed to set their
sights on competing at their chosen level be it Local, School, Masters or National level we
have Squads for all levels
At Rackley Hibiscus Coaches Shaun Crow, Josh Smith, Amy Rose and Leeanne Herman
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 Hibiscus Aquatic Centre has a
50m outdoor pool, 25-metre indoor pool and Fully Equipped Gym
Join the Club At Rackley Hibiscus 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
Building upon the fundamental swimming skills and developing
your child's ability to learn how to train and help them develop
a growth mindset and develop a love for the sport through having
fun. 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. Recommended to attend minimum 2 sessions a
week and attend club nights and local meets. Equipment required
– Fins, pull buoy, kickboard and water bottle.
Designed for senior multi-sport athletes. It targets the
specific endurance and speed requirements of the athlete’s
primary sport and event. Sessions are designed to help
swimmers develop skills & conditioning specifically for
competitive swimming. There is no minimum number of training
sessions; however if swimmers wish to compete at a competitive
school level or higher they are encouraged to complete a minimum
of 3-4 sessions a week.
for swimmers competing at a Brisbane and State Level. The
Bronze Squad is the entry group into our performance-focused
squads for swimmers aged 11 and over. In the Bronze 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 Bronze 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.
Recommended to attend minimum 4 sessions a week and must
compete at coach selected competitions. Equipment required –
Fins, pull buoy, kickboard, snorkel, paddles, band and water
Designed for swimmers
competing at a National level. Swimmers are selected into
the Silver 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. Silver 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. 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. Equipment required – Fins, pull buoy,
kickboard, snorkel, paddles, band and water
Squad is our high performance squad. Swimmers are selected
into the Gold Squad at the discretion of the Head Coach
based on an athlete’s physical and mental preparedness as
well as alignment with the culture of the squad.
Our Adult Squad sessions are designed to improve performance and technique. Sessions are tailored to the goals of the Swimmers. 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 fees are effective 31 August 2023 and are paid by direct debit
fortnightly *Plus a $0.39 fee from a third party insurer who ensures the
protection and security of your direct debit details
*Squad Membership Cancellation/Suspension
Policy Programmed Squad breaks -Please note the
fees for Squads are calculated based on an annual amount spread across fortnightly payments. The
amount takes into account expected breaks/holiday periods for swimmers and coaches eg. Xmas- New
Year and breaks after a major competition and during these times fortnightly fees continue as
normal. This enables Rackley to maintain an experienced and quality coaching
team. Family breaks/holidays - if your swimmer is taking a
break/holiday of more than 2 weeks (or in case of injury) please complete a Squad Fee Hold Request form at least 7 days before the next direct debit Cancellations – If
you decide to stop squad training and/or move to another program please ensure you communicate
with your coach so they understand your reasons and can help address any concerns AND
complete the membership cancellation form 7 days in advance of your next debit – see this link for more
information. Membership Cancellation Form .
Prior to his appointment at Rackley Swim Team, Josh was the Head Coach at Rivercity swimming club from 2013 to 2017. Prior to this Josh was the head coach of Liao Ning province in China. Josh started his coaching career in Brisbane at Jamboree Heights state school swimming club, assisting to build a large successful junior club.Josh has served as a coach on Australian youth teams, QLD SC state teams, SAL National Talent Identification as a lead coach, He has experience coaching at international level overseas and for Australia.Josh complete his Bachelor of Human movement studies and Bachelor of Secondary Education at QUT. Josh also completed the AIS/ Melbourne Business School - Performance Coaching and leadership program in 2016. He is currently studying a Masters of Science in Skill Acquisition within swimming at QUT.