Area Development Program

Swimming NSW is dedicated to recognising and rewarding dedicated young swimmers in all areas of the state. These swimmers may be in the sport for recreational/social reasons or aspire to being selected on state and national squads in the future. It is important that Swimming NSW provides a solid pathway for these swimmers to develop their swimming skills, as well as maintain motivation as they go through maturation.

 

2020-21 Area Development Program

Below is a guide for the 2020-21 SNSW Area Development Program. Please note that your Area's Program may be different to the guide. For more information, please Contact your local Area.

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Area Development Squads Overview

  • National Area Representative Squad (NARS)
  • Objective

    Targeting swimmers who have qualified for the Australian Open & Age Championships and providing them with opportunities to further develop their skills. This should be achieved in an environment to promote pathway progression.

    Selection Criteria

    As these are guidelines, the Area may choose to include additional criteria.

  • Senior Area Representative Squad (SARS)
  • Objective

    A focus on coach development to provide opportunities for coaches to share knowledge that can be applied in the daily training environment (DTE). In addition, swimmers of similar ages are in an environment that develops, motivates and provides encouragement.

    Ages: 13-18 years who have swam at State, Country/Metro level in an individual event

    Selection Criteria

    • Able-bodied Swimmers aged 13-18 years who competed in an individual event at the:
      • 2019/20 SNSW Senior State Age Championships (long course) or;
      • 2019/20 SNSW Senior Metropolitan Championships (long course) or;
      • 2019/20 SNSW Country Championships (long course)
    • Para swimmers aged 13-18 years who competed in an event at the:
      • 2019/20 SNSW Senior Metropolitan Championships (long course) or;
      • 2019/20 SNSW Country Championships (long course)
    • Open water swimmers aged 13-18 years who competed in an individual event at the 2019/20 SNSW State Open Water Championships.
    • Swimmers who qualified for the above listed Championships but did not compete due to extenuating circumstances (at the Area’s discretion).

    As these are guidelines, the Area may choose to include additional criteria.

  • Junior Area Representative Squad (JARS)
  • Objective

    Swimmers of similar ages are encouraged to improve their skills that can be repeated in the daily training environment (DTE). Creates a development opportunity for coaches to learn new methods/skills to improve their swimmers in their DTE.

    Ages: 10-12 years who have swam at State, Country/Metro level in an individual event

    Selection Criteria

    • Able-bodied swimmers aged 10-12 years. Age as at that competed in an individual event at the:
      • 2019/20 SNSW Junior State Age Championships (long Course) or;
      • 2019/20 SNSW Junior Metropolitan Championships (long course) or;
      • 2019/20 SNSW Country Championships (long course)
    • Para swimmers aged 10-12 years that competed in an event at the:
      • 2019/20 SNSW Junior Metropolitan Championships (long course) or;
      • 2019/20 SNSW Country Championships (long course)
    • Swimmers who qualified for the above listed Championships but did not compete due to extenuating circumstances (at the Area’s discretion).

    As these are guidelines, the Area may choose to include additional criteria.

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