Villanova Swimming

The 2022 Swim Squad and Team list is now posted in the respective Parent Lounge and Student Café portals.

The team list is a complete list of boys who will compete and swim on the day of the championships. The squad list contains all the boys who have participated in training and the meets throughout the swim season. This squad list combines the competitors on the day as well as the reserves.

Please understand that ALL swim squad members are required to attend the AIC Swimming Championships held at Chandler on Tuesday 8 March. Some will swim, others will be reserves and supporters.

All squad members are required to wear their PE shorts and shirts, with Villanova socks. Reserves are to bring their togs and towels just in case we have people go down with illness/injury.

All squad members are to meet promptly at the Quadrangle on Tuesday 8 March at 6.20am for a team photo, followed by a team briefing. Buses then depart at 7.00am.

Please see some very important information below regarding the AIC Swim Championships held next Tuesday 8 March at Chandler.

AIC Swimming Championship – Information

AIC Swimming Championships Information Letter – 2022

AIC Swim Event Schedule – 2022

AIC Seating Plan March 8

AIC Swimming – Key Dates

Friday 4 March

  • The final swim training session for the season at Langlands Pool
  • St Peter’s Lutheran College swim meet – cancelled

Tuesday 8 March – AIC Swim Championships at Chandler Pool

  • The swim team meets in the Middle School quadrangle at 6.25am for a team brief and photo
  • The senior team and squad captains will be acknowledged
  • Bus departs the College for Chandler at 7.00am
  • Arrive at Chandler 7.30am, warm up 8.00am – 8.30am, first event at 8.45am
  • Presentations are to be held between 1.15pm – 1.30pm
  • Bus departs Chandler at 1.45pm and returns to the College
  • Parents may collect their son from Chandler at the completion of the presentations or back at the College at 3.00pm

Villanova Swim Program

The 2022 AIC Swim training program has commenced for all Year 5-12 students as per times below.

Please find attached an information note which outlines the enitre AIC Swim season schedule including, training times, meets, important contacts etc – 2022 AIC Swimming Information Letter

AIC Swimming Training Schedule 2022

Day Students in Year 5 – 12 in 2022
Monday
Tuesday 7.00am – 8.00am
Wednesday
Thursday 7.00am – 8.00am
Friday 6.15am – 7:45am

During Term 4 2021 and over the Christmas break all students from Year 5-12 were encouraged to join the pre-season swim program on offer at Villanova College. This program was opened to all students who could swim at a reasonable level.

Please be aware that from this point onwards, the squad is now only opened to swimmers who can fulfil the expectations and requirements below:

  • be a competent swimmer who can swim at least 1000m in a training session
  • attend at least two training sessions per week leading up to the AIC Swimming Championships (these sessions could be at Langlands Park Memorial Public Pool or at their own swim club)
  • those who continue their training at other clubs must contact and inform the Villanova College Swim Coordinator – Mrs Juanita Jacobs, email jjacobs@vnc.qld.edu.au
  • attend the compulsory Friday morning sessions at Langlands Park Memorial Public Pool (to connect with the broader squad)
  • attend all AIC Swim meets
  • be willing to represent the Villanova College Swim Team when called upon

Please note that the sessions are for competent squad members and they are not ‘learn to swim classes or fitness sessions. Those who wish to join the swim program are asked to arrive at the pool at least 10 minutes before the start of training to sign in with the teacher on pool deck.  Each swimmer must bring their own swim kit, which includes kick boards, pool buoy and flippers to each session

Swimming By Laws – 2022

Please go to the ‘Weekly Fixture’ section to view all information specific to the swim meet 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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