Villanova Swim Season 2021/22

Villanova’s swim program has begun at Langlands Pool. We encourage as many boys as possible to join the swim program to build on the great results our Swim Team has achieved over recent years at the AIC Swim Championships.

As always, we will invite the new intake of students who will start their education at Villanova in 2022, to commence swimming in our program as well. These newcomers are invited to start training as from Week 1, Term 4. Their official invitation was given via an email over the September holiday break.

Please find attached the ‘Villanova Swimming Registration Form’ which contains further detailed information, including important dates, times, payment details etc – Villanova Swimming Registration Information 2021-22

The more we have training in our pool during the pre-season, the better our results will be next season. It maybe the case where many boys will choose to commence training next term after the current AIC trimester season of sports are finished. Those who choose to stay swimming at their clubs may continue to do so. However, we do encourage these boys to swim once a week at Langlands (preferably Friday) in order to build and foster a strong sense of team spirit.

Please go to the ‘Weekly Fixture’ section to view all game times and venues. General information pertaining to all sports is found in the ‘Locker Room’.

Any questions or concerns should be directed through the Villanova AIC Swim Co-ordinator – Mrs Juanita Jacobs Email: jjacobs@vnc.qld.edu.au

Swimming training is offered to all students at Villanova College, along with any boys enrolled to begin school at the College in the subsequent year.

The annual AIC Swimming Championships is held in the middle of Term 1 at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre in Chandler. To give Villanova the best possible chance at taking home the trophy, all current and future students are invited to commence their swimming training at the beginning of Term 4 in the previous year.

Training commences early September and continues until the AIC Swimming Championships, excluding a two-week break over the Christmas period. Although we acknowledge some students choose to attend preseason training at other clubs, we encourage all swimmers to join the sessions offered by Villanova College whenever possible to build a rapport with their teammates.

All training sessions are held before and after school at Langlands Park Memorial Pool on 5 Panitya Street, Stones Corner. Swimmers in Years 5 to 8 are coached by Ms Kerry Holland, while those in years 9 to 12 are trained by Mr Guilly Santos. Villanova Old Boys are also often on hand to assist with training.

Term 4 and Christmas pre-season swim training is open to all students, whether they are hoping to make the College’s swimming team or simply wish to increase their physical fitness. However, only those who make the designated qualifying time set by the swim coaches/managers may continue swim training during Term 1 in the lead up to the AIC Swim Championships. A time trial is held at the end of week 1 of the school year to determine this swim squad. Once selected into the swim squad all swimmers are expected to train regularly and attend the weekly AIC lead-up carnivals.

Selection criteria for the AIC Swimming team is based on commitment to training, attitude, behavior and performance at lead-up carnivals. These carnivals are held on Friday afternoons or evenings in Term 1 in preparation for the AIC Swimming Championships.

During the season, additional information such as training times, team lists, coaching staff, schedules and results are available on the College website.

CONTACT THE SPORTS OFFICE

Location: Foyer, Goold Hall

Phone: (07) 3394 5621
Email: sportsoffice@vnc.qld.edu.au

SPORTS OFFICE STAFF

Mr Craig Stariha | Director of Sport
cstariha@vnc.qld.edu.au

Mr Anthony Kemp | Acting AIC Sports Coordinator
akemp@vnc.qld.edu.au

Mr Chris Everding | AIC Sports Coordinator
ceverding@vnc.qld.edu.au

Mr Todd Kropp | Sport Administration Assistant
tkropp@vnc.qld.edu.au

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