You don’t need be an Olympic swimmer to join us, you just need to some love for swimming; be it for fitness, fun or for competition. Our Yarra Leisure swim coaches challenge both seasoned swimmers and folk that are new to a swim squad. We also welcome swimmers that are just passing through Melbourne, and on the lookout for training buddies.  If you fancy trying out the squads please feel free to come along any of the below sessions.

Am I Good Enough?

Speed doesn’t matter, but fitness does. If you can swim 400m of freestyle comfortably, and cover at least 1km when you go to the pool, you’ve got what it takes to be a Roughie.

In a 60 minute session we normally swim 2.5 km, and in a 90 minute training session it’s usually 3-4km. You can rest or finish up at any stage, as you build up strength and stamina.

Our training squads currently combine with Yarra Leisure’s “SwimFit” classes at the Fitzroy Swimming Pool (see their group exercise timetable at We are planning to run our own specialist sessions also; especially in the lead up to major events.

Session Times?

Fitzroy Pool

Monday                      6:15 – 7:15 am                                6:00 – 7:00pm

Tuesday                     9:30 – 10:30 am                              6:00 – 7:00pm

Wednesday               6:15 – 7:15 am                                 6:00 – 7:00pm

Thursday                   9:30 – 10:30 am                              6:00 – 7:00pm

Friday                         6:15 – 7:15 am

Saturday                    7:15 – 8:45 am

We’d recommend coming along for at least a couple of sessions each week if you want to see improvement in your swimming fitness.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for our stroke correction training sessions.