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Richard Scarce Joins Rackley Coaching team.

Click the link above to see Squad Timetable.  If for any reason you want to put a hold or cancel your membership please click here for the Cancellation form and here for Holds. (See Policy Below) 

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Squad swimming is a great way to develop lifelong skills, refine their technique and most importantly have fun in the water. Rackley Squad Programs caters for all abilities and the focus is on developing each swimmer to reach their potential and love of the sport. Training sessions will provide swimmers with the skills and stamina needed to set their sights on competing at their chosen level be it Local, School, Masters or National level.

Our passionate coaching team, led by Raelene Ryan brings both a high level of coaching expertise and dedication to all the Club’s swimmers.  This team and their energy, enthusiasm and knowledge has created an enviable team culture and is the driving force behind who we are.

The Miami Aquatic Centre has two 50m outdoor pools

At Rackley Miami, we encourage Squad swimmers to join the swim club (Miami Swim Club) which enables swimmers to swim at our regular swim club nights during the summer season as well as competing at local, Queensland and National Swim meets. For more information on the Club

Squads for all levels

Junior Squad
Fun & safety is the primary objective of all Junior swimming, coincidentally it is the reason we ‘learn to swim’ initially. Junior Squad is designed for children predominately 6 years and older and is targeted at swimmers that have completed all the skills associated with learning to swim lessons. Junior Squad’s focus is 1-2 key concepts every session, and swimmers within each individual session will be allocated to the lane & group that provides the optimal learning environment. *
Equipment required – flippers.
JNR Surf Squad Miami
The Junior Surf Squad is designed for developing multi-sport athletes. It targets the specific endurance and speed requirements of the athlete’s primary sport.
Bronze Squad
The bronze squad is the entry group into our performance-focused squads. Building upon the fundamental swimming skills and develop your child’s ability to learn how to train and help them develop a growth mindset and develop a love for the sport. Individual swimmers will be introduced to a variety of racing opportunities as they continue to master the four competitive strokes and gain greater proficiency in turns, starts and finishes. This is achieved by introducing more advanced drills and training techniques. *Equipment required – flippers, paddles, pull buoy & kickboard.
Silver Squad
Designed for swimmers already competing at a State level, in the silver squad we focus on encouraging the lifelong love and appreciation of swimming as we introduce the swimmers to more rigorous training, preparing them for competition at a state level. Squad sessions at Silver Level maintain an emphasis on stroke technique while incorporating more aerobic endurance, racing skills and dry land sessions. It is aimed at continuing to develop swimmer’s conditioning for competition but also creating training habits and behaviours that give athletes the highest chance of long-term success.
Recommended minimum of 5 sessions per week. (age 13+).
*Equipment required – flippers, paddles, pull buoy, kickboard & snorkel
Gold Squad
The Gold squads have a seasonally designed program aimed at a performance at Age National and Open / International competitive levels. The sessions are specifically designed to each swimmer's stroke and distance. The dry-land and pool sessions are personalised to the needs of the athlete for maximum achievement in their chosen events. These squads will give swimmers an opportunity to compete in the sprint, middle distance and distance events
*Equipment required – flippers, paddles, pull buoy, kickboard & snorkel.
Surf Squad Miami
The Surf Squad is designed for senior multi-sport athletes. It targets the specific endurance and speed requirements of the athlete’s primary sport and event. This squad trains with our Gold/Elite Squads in the mornings and therefore requires a high level of fitness and commitment. Younger or less advanced athletes who are not at this senior-level will start in Junior Surf Squad sessions to build endurance and speed needed.

Squad Fortnightly Fees*

$97.50 ($110.00) FN
$92.50 FN
$85.00 FN

Squad fees are Effective September 2021 and are be debited fortnightly.
*Plus a $0.39 fee from a third party insurer who ensures the protection and security of your direct debit details 

*Squad Membership Cancellation/Suspension Policy 

Programmed Squad breaks - Please note the fees for Squads are calculated based on an annual amount spread fortnightly payments. The amount takes into account expected breaks/holiday periods for swimmers and coaches eg. Xmas- New Year and breaks after a major competition and during these times fees continue as normal. This enables Rackley to maintain an experienced and quality coaching team.
Family breaks/holidays - if your swimmer is taking a break/holiday of more than 3 weeks (or in case of injury) please contact pool reception staff to organise a payment suspension for the period you are away (noting that on return your time/day for squads may vary depending on availability).
Cancellations – If you decide to stop squad training and/or move to another program please ensure you communicate with your coach so they understand your reasons and can help address any concerns AND communicate in writing 7 days in advance of your next debit – see this link for more information.  

Our Coaches

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Assistant Head Coach
Alex joined Miami SC in 2008. He is an Austswim Certified Instructor and has a Bronze Licence and is working towards his Silver Licence.  Alex was born in Santa Cruz, California and is the third generation of his family to coach swimming, following his father and grandfather who were both International level coaches. Alex competed in swimming from the age of five to twenty three and his favourite events were the 200 and 400 IM, 200 Fly and the 200 breaststroke.  Alex is also fluent in French and Spanish.
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Raelene Ryan
Head Coach
Gold level licenced Coach Raels joined Miami in 1997 as the National Age coach and has helped many of her swimmers to State and National medals. She has traveled with teams as Head Coach for Swimming QLD and the Fisher and Paykel Queensland Development Squad. She has also acted as Manager on numerous International Teams including the PAN PAC team (Victoria, Canada & Irvine, USA), World Youth Games and the World Cup (Singapore). Raelene was also appointed as a coach to the Commonwealth Youth Games Team (Pune, India).