Southside Aquatics

Who is Southside Aquatics Inc?

Redeemer Lutheran College is home of Southside Aquatics Inc Swim Club.

Southside Aquatics is a First Division Club with the Brisbane Swimming Association (BSA). We compete in local interclub, regional, state, national and international meets.

Each swimmer is placed in a training squad that best suits their skill level. Sound technique and proper fundamentals are addressed at all levels; with each level being a natural transition to the next.

In striving to achieve personal goals, the club's emphasis is on building character, discipline, desire, determination and confidence in each swimmer. This prepares our swimmers to handle challenges presented in elite level swimming, as well as in other aspects of their personal lives - life skills used for many years after leaving the sport.

At Southside Aquatics swim club, we understand the real meaning of winning is to reach one's true potential, and not the place you finish in the pool.

Training Squads and Times

Mini Squad

  • Monday to Friday, 3.30pm - 4.30pm
  • This squad trains 2-3 times a week for one hour per session. The swimmers need to be able to swim 25m in all four strokes.

Development Squad

  • Monday to Friday, 3.30pm - 5.00pm
  • This squad trains 2-4 times per week for a 1 1/2 hour session. The swimmers may compete at interclub and regional meets if they desire.

State Development Squad

  • Monday to Friday, 3.30pm - 5.00pm
  • Saturday, 6.00am - 8.00am
  • This squad trains 4-6 times a week for 1 1/2 hours averaging 4-5km per session. The swimmers compete at interclub and regional meets.

State Squad

  • Monday to Friday, 5.00pm - 7.00pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 5.30am - 7.30am
  • Saturday, 6.00am - 8.00am
  • This squad trains 6 times a week for 2 hours averaging 5-6km per session. The swimmers compete at interclub, regional and state meets.
  • Dry land core sessions available.

National Squad

  • AM: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 5.30am - 7.30am; Saturday 6.00am - 8.00am
  • PM: Monday to Friday, 5.00pm - 7.00pm
  • This squad trains 8-10 times a week, for two hours averaging 6-8km per session. The swimmers compete at interclub, regional, state and national meets, pursuing competition at the highest level.
  • Dry land and gym sessions available.


  • Times are allocated to meet demand.
  • This squad trains on a casual basis to fulfil the need to get fit. The swimmers in this squad are not necessarily interested in competing.

Junior TAS

  • Monday, 7.00am - 8.00am
  • This squad trains in school Terms 1 and 4. It is open to Redeemer Lutheran College students only.

Senior GBC

  • Tuesday and Tuesday, 7.00am - 8.00am

How to Sign On

Contact the Coach or registrar to arrange a free assessment - a time that is convenient for the coach, parent and swimmer. Complete an application form and make payment to secure your membership and spot in the training squad.

Club Contact Details:
Head Coach: Lachlan Staples
Telephone: 0400 350 699



  • 8 x 25m heated pool
  • Gym
  • Located at Redeemer Pool, Redeemer Lutheran College, 745 Rochedale Road, Rochedale.

Why We Swim!

  • Learning to swim can save lives
  • We swim for enjoyment
  • We swim to meet new friends and to participate in an active social environment
  • The whole family can get involved in swimming
  • We swim for fitness and it's the safest form of exercise
  • Swimming is a sport for life
  • Swimming is relatively free of injuries
  • Swimming builds and promotes team spirit
  • Learn to Swim can lead to squads and squads can lead to competitive swimming
  • Swimming is great fun!

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