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Pools are opening and Squad training resumes on Saturday the 22nd of June!

We are super excited to have been given the green light to re-open our Aquatic Venue again. Click the link above to see Squad Timetable.  If for any reason you are not returning and want to put a hold or cancel your membership please click here.

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 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 learn 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
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 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 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 Monthly Fees


The monthly rates are calculated based on an annual amount and take into account variances for swimmers who will not attend during Squad Break/family holiday periods. If your swimmer is having a break from a squad for more than 4 weeks please contact the centre manager to discuss putting membership on hold during the break.

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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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).
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Junior/Bronze Coach
Sarah has worked with Rackley Swimming since 2017 she has a Bronze License and working toward Silver License. Sarah transferred from her role as Junior/Bronze Coach at Rackley Parkinson in Brisbane where for the past 2 and a half years she has been instrumental in growing the program from the ground up alongside Matt Brown and more recently Tracey Menzies Stegbaur.  Prior to Parkinson Sarah was a coach at Surrey Park in Victoria for 4 years, assistant to Matt Brown and then Ian Pope leading the development and growth of their junior program and working with swimmers at all levels from Learn to Swim to Age National Athletes.  Sarah is currently completing her Silver License ASCTA Accreditation.