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Athlete Pathways

Becoming a member of Swimming NSW is the first step towards benefitting from the athlete development pathway that is in place at the area, state and national level. This picture explains the development pathway your swimmer can move through:

Athlete Development Pathway Graphic


2018/19 Swimming NSW Pathway Structure


Step 1: Area Development Squads

Generally athletes will begin interacting with the development pathway at the area level.

Area Development Squad Framework & Plan


Step 2: Swimming NSW Development Squads

The next level in the athlete development pathway is qualifying to gain selection in Swimming NSW's development squads.

Information about our development pathway can be found here.

Our most elite squad is our Emerging Talent Squad (ETS). We work very closely with the NSW Institute of Sport to support these athletes.


Step 3: Swimming Australia Squads

With a lot of training and hard work, you may gain selection for a Swimming Australia squad. You can read about their squad selection criteria here.


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