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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.

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At Rackley Helensvale Coach Jon Cook and Assistant Coach Fabio Dalessandro bring years of experience as coaches of swimmers at all levels to the pool deck. They are passionate about swimming as a way of life. We cater our programs to Swimmers at all levels and abilities with a focus on long term success, achievement, and enjoyment.

The Helensvale Aquatic Centre has a 25-metre outdoor pool and indoor Learn to Swim Pool.

At Rackley Helensvale, we encourage Squad swimmers to join the swim club (Helensvale 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
Junior Squad is our beginner squad and swim for 1 hour and is intended as the transition from Learn to Swim to Squad swimming. At this level, the squad focuses on developing stroke technique and skills while also introducing small amounts of endurance. *Equipment required – flippers.
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 Squad is our senior performance squad for students who wish to race and compete at all level competitions. At this level, students are fine-tuning their skills and improving their race fitness, endurance, speed and skills ready for competition

Recommended minimum of 7 sessions per week. (age 13+).
*Equipment required – flippers, paddles, pull buoy, kickboard & snorkel.

Squad Fortnightly Fees*

$83.47 FN
$78.85 FN

$71.93 FN
$62.70 FN
Adult / Swimfit+
$49.00 FN

Fees are paid via Direct Debit Fortnightly effective Feb 4th 2021 
*The following squad prices include 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 across 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 fortnightly 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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Jon Cook
Head Coach
Jon has been Head Coach at Helensvale since 2008 when the Club only had 22 members. Helensvale has grown to be one of the top Clubs on the Gold Coast. Jon was a former Australian & World Life Saving Champion and currently holds a Silver Coaching License. He continues to coach State and National Medal winners and has been selected to coach on multiple Queensland and Gold Coast Teams.
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Fabio Dalessandro
Junior Development Coach
Fabio holds a Advanced Coaching License, Certificate IV in Sport Coaching and has been working at Rackley Helensvale over the last 3 years. Fabio takes currently Junior, Bronze and Silver Squad and has taken swimmers to Regionals, QLD state and school championships, and Age Nationals. He has also been selected to coach on Swimming Gold Coast team at Patron Shield and Inter Regional Challenge 2019. Fabio has a passion for water sports, is a energetic and motivated swim coach, focused on stroke correction and technique as well as speed and endurance development. Fabio was a National Level swimmer for Brazil and also involved in ocean swims events as well as triathlon competitions.