• Our new Summer group exercise timetable is now available. Please see reception for a copy.
  • Aquarena is now a Watch Around Water endorsed facility.

Swim coaching

The Doncaster Templestowe Swim Club aims to provide a long term sustainable competitive swimming development program that is athlete focussed, coach driven and administratively supported, with clear athlete development pathways from Junior to National level swimming, as well as providing programs for fitness and recreation. There are 3 different Squad streams:

Transition to Squad

Our unique Transition squad is designed to help children progress from our Learn to Swim program into our development stream. The program runs for 1 hour, once a week, and is helping children gain endurance whilst learning to "speak the language" of squads. This tailored program aims to help children wanting to be competitive swimmers to understand how to read the clock, read the swim boards, be introduced to racing and strengthen their competitive stroke techniques. Children joining this group must be able to swim Freestyle, Backstroke & Breaststroke with correct technique and timing.

Development Stream

The primary focus of the Advancement, Junior, Intermediate and Senior squads is technique and skill development. Each school term these squads train to compete in encouraged meet competitions, usually held towards the end of the term. This initiative has been set up to introduce swimming as a competitive sport in a friendly and encouraging environment. It will also provide members with an opportunity to establish individual goals and work towards achieving them.

The members of these squads (Advancement, Junior, Intermediate and Senior) are required to have an Associate Membership with DTASC. The cost of this membership is included in your monthly fees.

Competitive Stream

The Competitive stream has been designed to provide all year round training and to help all members in Development, State and National squads to achieve their competitive swimming goals.

It is a requirement for all members of the Development, State and National squads to have a full membership with DTASC as well as a competitive member with Swimming Victoria. This membership will allow swimmers to compete at all qualifying meets as well as at state and national level competitions.

Training Schedual

To view the most up to date training schedual please Click Here 

How to Enrol

Assessment times may be made in person at reception or by telephone (9848 0000). As with the Aqua Safe Program, entry in to the squad program will be based on assessment and/or graduation. 


Frequently asked questions about the supervision of children under 10 years of age: Click here


Doncaster Dolphins Masters Swim Club

Are you looking for fun, fitness and friendship? Then the Doncaster Dolphins Master Swimming Club is for you at Aquarena.

Details of our club include:

  • Established in 1984
  • Belongs to the international organisation of masters swimmers
  • Members are aged 18 plus
  • All level of swimmers swim for fun and fitness
  • Competition (Local, Interstate, Overseas)
  • Open water swims

Membership benefits include:

  • Club membership to Doncaster Dolphins entitles you to a 20% discount off your Aquarena 12 month membership
  • Improvement to your health and fitness by swimming all year
  • Stroke correction and training techniques from our highly qualified and accredited coaches
  • Meeting new friends
  • Chatting over coffee and breakfast in the cafe on saturdays after training
  • Social activities for you and your family outside the pool environment
  • Regular newsletter and information on our website
  • Competition swimming available


Plan a visit to one of the following Doncaster Dolphins training sessions and meet our members. We offer a free no obligation trial session.

Doncaster Dolphins Training Times-

  • Monday 7:30pm-8:45pm
  • Thursday 7:15pm- 8:30pm
  • Saturday 7:15am-8:30am


Member Liaison/ Publicity Officer: Wendy Simmons
Email- wsimmons01@optusnet.com.au
Mobile- 0419 843 317
Doncaster Dolphins
PO Box 2129
Lower Templestowe 3107

For more information on the latest Doncaster Dolphins Club news, events and results please visit their Facebook page


Other contacts:
President: Sue Harbottle 0412 752 939
Head Coach: Rod Clarke 0419 532 101