You don’t need be an Olympic swimmer to join us, you just need some love for swimming; be it for fitness, fun or for competition.

Swim coaches challenge seasoned swimmers and folk new to a swim squads. We also welcome swimmers passing through Melbourne and on the lookout for training buddies.  If you fancy trying the squads please feel free to come along to the 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 2-2.5 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.

We recommend coming to at least 2-3 sessions each week if you want to improve your swimming fitness.

Yarra Roughies Squad Training

From 30 April 2022 we are piloting Squad Training

  • Saturdays 9.30-10.30am for 12 weeks, except Queen’s Birthday long weekend.
  • Covering everything you need from technique work through to competitive pool and open water training.
  • Come for one session to try it out, several sessions, or all 12!

For the 12 week pilot: FREE for Yarra Roughies members, $5 for non-members (two session limit for non-members).

For details on how to book, please contact the club (see Contact page).

Yarra Leisure SwimFit sessions

Yarra Leisure run SwimFit sessions throughout the week at Fitzroy Swimming Pool.