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 operating a 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 - also merged with 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 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, Huntingtower School & Oakleigh 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)


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Events Calendar

27 Apr 2024

VIC Metro All Junior Finals

MSAC, Albert Park 

27 Apr 2024 28 Apr 2024

Event information

Note: This event is for qualifiers from the Metro South All Juniro Selections held on 17 February. No entries are required. Qualifiers will race at the Semi Finals held on Saturday 27th. Those finishing in the top 10 at the Semi Finals will go through to the finals held on Sunday 28th.