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.

Contact your local Area for more information on their Development Program and squad selection criteria.

2019-2020 Area Development Program

Area Development Squad Guidelines

  • National Age Area Representative
  • Objective

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

    Selection Criteria

    • Able-bodied swimmers aged females 13-18 years and males 14-19 years who competed at the 2019 Australian Open and Age Championships in an individual event

    • Swimmers who qualified for the 2019 Australian Open and Age Championships but did not compete due to extenuating circumstances (at the Area’s discretion).
    • Open Water Swimmers aged 14-18 years of age that competed in an individual event at the 2019 Australian Open Water Championships and are not selected in a SNSW State Squad.

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

    Read the full 2019 National Age Area Representative Guidelines.

  • Senior Area Representative
  • Objective

    To provide opportunities for coaches and swimmers in the same age bracket to come together in an environment that encourages the coaches and swimmers to work in their home programs and continue along their swimming development pathway.

    Selection Criteria

    • Able-bodied Swimmers aged 13-18 years who competed in an individual event at the:
      • 2018/19 SNSW State Age Championships (long course) or;
      • 2018/19 SNSW Metropolitan Championships (long course) or;
      • 2018/19 SNSW Country Championships (long course)
    • Para swimmers aged 13-18 years who competed in an event at the:
      • 2018/19 SNSW Metropolitan Championships (long course) or;
      • 2018/19 SNSW Country Championships (long course)
    • Open water swimmers aged 13-18 years who competed in an individual event at the 2018 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.

    Read the full 2019 Senior Area Representative Guidelines.

  • Junior Area Representative
  • Objective

    To provide opportunities for coaches and swimmers in the same age bracket to come together in an environment that encourages the coaches and swimmers to work in their home programs and continue along their swimming development pathway.

    Selection Criteria

    • Able-bodied swimmers aged 10-12 years. Age as at that competed in an individual event at the:
      • 2018/19 SNSW State Age Championships (long Course) or;
      • 2018/19 SNSW Metropolitan Championships (long course) or;
      • 2018/19 SNSW Country Championships (long course)
    • Para swimmers aged 10-12 years that competed in an event at the:
      • 2018/19 SNSW Metropolitan Championships (long course) or;
      • 2018/19 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.

    Read the full 2019 Junior Area Representative Guidelines.

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