About Us

A bit of history...

The club was established in 1962 and was originally known as the Waverley Amateur Swimming Club.  The club was based at the Waverley Outdoor Pool on Waverley Road, Glen Waverley, from 1962 to 2002.  

In 2000-2001, the Waverley outdoor pool was refurbished and the Monash Aquatic and Recreation Centre (MARC) was built. The MARC opened in late 2001.

In 2001, Greg Tate and his mother Bev Tate (who operated the Bev Tate Swim School, based at Mount Scopus College in Burwood) approached the City of Monash about running a new squad program at the MARC.  Soon thereafter Greg met with the then President of Waverley Swimming Club, Brendon Hill, to discuss a new club structure that would merge swimmers from Waverley Swimming Club with swimmers from the Bev Tate Swim School in Burwood.  

The new squad program - managed by the Tate Family - started at the MARC in January 2002.  

In 2002, the Squidline Swimming Club at Harold Holt Swim Centre in Glen Iris - overseen by coach Rod Skudar (Greg's cousin) - also merged with the club. Around the same time, swimmers from St Kevin's College in Toorak - coached by Greg and Mark Tate - were invited to join the club.

To reflect the new club structure, a change in names of city councils and a new era for the club, Greg proposed that the club be renamed 'M1'. The name 'M1' refers to the M1 Monash Freeway - a landmark which all of the club's pools are within close proximity of.  At the AGM in May 2002, the Waverley Swimming Club agreed to rename the club 'M1 Swimming Club'.

In 2012, Rod Skudar extended his squad program at Harold Holt to also operate out of the newly built Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre in East Bentleigh.  

The current club structure

Swimmers training with the following privately managed training organisations can become members of M1 Swimming Club:

Tateswim - based at the Monash Aquatic and Recreation Centre (Directors: Bev Tate, Mark Tate and Greg Tate)

Academy of Swimming - based at the Harold Holt Swim Centre and the Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (Directors: Rod Skudar and Judy Skudar)


Design & development by: Spacespace Studio

Events Calendar

23 Feb 2020

Metro South All Junior Selection Trials

Haileybury College, Keysborough 

23 Feb 2020

Event information

Online entries (close 17 February 2020)


Tateswim - All (8-16 years)

Academy - Not participating

29 Feb 2020

VIC Sprint Championships


29 Feb 2020 01 Mar 2020

Event information

Online entries (close 17 Feb)


Tateswim & Academy - All qualifiers

14 Mar 2020

M1 Club Championship Gala 2020

Oakleigh Recreation Centre 

14 Mar 2020

Event information

Online entries
Closes Wednesday 11 March @ 11.59pm

Gala crew sign up 
Parents - please sign up to help with timekeeping or other roles. A $25 Swimwear Galore Voucher will be given to each person assisting

Program (available the day prior to gala)

Results will be available on the 'Meet Mobile' App

This gala is supported by our Gala Series Sponsor and official M1 uniform seller:


Tateswim - All

Academy - All

28 Mar 2020

Metro All Junior Semi Finals & Finals


28 Mar 2020 29 Mar 2020

Event information

Entries are not required for this event (top 10 swimmers from each event from meet on 23 February automatically go through to semi finals)


All finalists from Metro South Meet on 23 February 

07 Apr 2020

Australian Age Championships 2020

Western Australia 

07 Apr 2020 14 Apr 2020

Event information

17 Apr 2020

Australian Championships 2020

Western Australia 

17 Apr 2020 22 Apr 2020

Event information

30 May 2020

M1 Short Course Gala 2020

Monash Aquatic and Recreation Centre 

30 May 2020