Program overview

The aim of the Maribyrnong College Swimming Program is to assist elite Victorian junior swimmers in their pathway towards State, National and International representation.

The program provides athletes with:

  • A comprehensive Athlete Development Program (ADP)
  • Technique analysis with performance analysis staff and the athlete's swimming coach, including under and above water filming from a variety of angles
  • Sports psychology, physiotherapy and nutrition with specialist staff
  • Opportunities to meet and talk with elite level swimmers and coaches
  • Opportunities for swimmers to complete their dry land and gym programs (set by the swimming club) during ADP class
  • Assistance with managing their academic and swimming training loads
  • Opportunities to attend a team based training camp


The aim of the MSA Swimming Program is to assist athletes in finding a balance between their academic studies and sporting pursuits, in a supportive educational environment. Through this environment we aim to help athletes work towards State, National and International representation.

Program Achievements

  • School Sport Victoria State Swimming Champions in 2012,13,14 and 16 and runners up in 2015, 2011 and 2010.
  • Lushavel Stickland, Tarnee Dixon, Caitlin Huell, Charles Lockley, Johann Stickland and Aryaman Bhardwaj were selected to represent Victoria in the 2015 Pacific School Games.
  • Lushavel Stickland was a member of the 2014 Victorian State Team which competes at the State Teams Age Short Course Championships.
  • 2015-16 Swimming Victoria Development Squad members: Kyle Rodgers and Mickayla Chapman.
  • Charles Lockley and Johann Stickland are members of Swimming Victoria’s Junior Development Squad.
  • Mickayla Chapman competed at the 2015 Australian Open Water Championships in the 5000m.

Training Venues

Athletes continue to train with their chosen swimming club whilst attending Maribyrnong Sports Academy. Technical analysis is undertaken at a variety of local facilities including Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre, Victoria University and Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.

Specialist Coaches and Staff


Martin Walsh                        Swimming Coordinator also SSV Team Manager 13 – 19yrs Boys


Students compete in the School Sport Victoria competition as well as the Victorian Swimming All School Relays.

Swimmers are offered the opportunity to compete in other aquatic based sports such as the Victorian School Surf League.

Athletes are required to complete a swimming meet analysis form after each competition and submit online. Athletes are also required to complete the athlete injury form, athlete achievement form and notification of absence form if they are competing at national or international meets. These forms can be found on the Sport Academy web site under "Athlete Services".


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