The aim of the MVC program is to create squads of a similar standard and age within a structure that provides a comprehensive development pathway. Consideration is given to
State and national qualifying times
Age, maturity and social and physical development
Number of sessions per week (swimming and gym)
Swimmers are required to take breaks totaling four weeks at specified times during the year, generally at the conclusion of major meets or following completion of a training cycle. Younger squads may have their break periods allocated to align with school holiday periods.
Guidelines for watching children during training
Children 10/U: Parents remain for each session
Children 11-12: Parents watch some sessions only
Children 13+: Parents no longer remain
In addition to identified major competitions members are expected to enter all MVC meets and additional meets identified by the squad coach.