SNSW State Squads

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Swimming NSW's mission for our Performance Pathway Program is to create sustained excellence through a robust program that supports NSW coaches and athletes. Read the complete 2022-2023 Performance Pathway Program for more information about our squads.

Please note all squad members are required to abide by Swimming NSW's Terms and Conditions.

2022-2023 Performance Pathway Program

Congratulations to our Mighty Blues who earned a place on one of our 2022-2023 SNSW Pathway Squads! 

These Squads have been selected from performances at Para Trials, Australian Age and MC Championships, Australian Swimming Championships and Australian Swimming Trials.

Olympic Pathway

NSW Podium Categorised Athletes

  • Objective
  • Support of podium categorised athletes is targeted at assisting NSW athletes remain on the National team and achieve repeated performance success at the international level or at senior benchmark events.

    SNSW will provide resources (including the potential of funding) to assist NSW categorised swimmers with training or competition, in line with their individual performance plans.

  • Selection Criteria
  • NSW athletes within categories 1, 2 or 3 on the current Swimming Australia Athlete Categorisation Olympic Program list. Athletes will be supported for as long as they are categorised by Swimming Australia.

  • Athlete List
  • Athlete Club Coach
    Abbey Connor Revesby Workers Alex Clarke
    Se-Bom Lee Carlile Chris Nesbit
    Matthew Wilson SOPAC Adam Kable
    Bradley Woodward Mingara Aquatic Adam Kable
    William Yang Loreto Normanhurst Adam Kable

NSW Flippers Squad

  • Objective
  • The objective of this squad is to prepare Australia’s next generation of swimmers for National team selection and performance excellence within the current Olympic cycle. The program will feature a combination of activities delivered by the State and Nationally, aiming to assist promising athletes to successfully transition to the pinnacle of swimming in Australia - the Dolphins Swim Team.

  • Selection Criteria
  • Athletes who swim a 2022 SNSW Flippers Squad qualifying time in a Final at one of the following selection meets:

    • 2022 Australian Swimming Trials (18-22 May 2022)
    • 2022 Australian Age Swimming Championships (11-18 April 2022)

    For Timed-Finals, athletes must swim the squad qualifying time and be placed in the Top 8.

    Due to the uncertainty of events taking place during this period, selection into this Squad may also be considered from performances in Finals at:

    • 2021/22 SNSW Senior State Age Championships (20-25 January 2022)
    • 2022 SNSW Country Championships (18-20 February 2022)
    • 2022 SNSW State Open Championships (4-6 March 2022)
    • 2022 SNSW Senior Metropolitan Championships (19-20 March 2022)
  • Qualifying Times
  • 2022 SNSW Flipper Squad Qualifying Times
  • Squad Members
  • Athlete Club Coach
    Tane Bidois Knox Pymble Nick Dobson
    Sydney Brown Wests Illawarra Aquatic James Greathead
    Haig Buckingham SOPAC Matthew Brown
    Shaun Champion Abbotsleigh Amanda Isaac
    Marcus Da Silva City of Sydney Bec Wheatley
    Jaimie Delutiis Wests Illawarra Aquatic James Greathead
    Caleb Dryer Trinity Grammar Benjamin Tuxford
    Alexander Foreman Kincumber Pacific Dolphins Debby Tattoli
    Matthew Galea SOPAC Adam Kable
    Gabriel Gorgas Knox Pymble Leanne Speechley
    Alistair Gorgijovski Wests Illawarra Aquatic James Greathead
    Bella Grant Trinity Grammar Benjamin Tuxford
    Joseph Hamson Knox Pymble Nick Dobson
    Kayla Hardy Cruiz Shannon Rollason
    Charlie Hawke Hunter Kerry Saunders
    Isabella Johnson SOPAC Matthew Brown
    James Koch Sydney University Paul Bruce
    Kai Lilienthal Knox Pymble Nick Dobson
    Daniel McLoughlin Kincumber Pacific Dolphins Debby Tattoli
    Angus Menzies Knox Pymble Nick Dobson
    Jamie Mooney Wagga Wagga Gennadiy Labara
    Ashleigh Oberekar Valley Aquatic Sam Frame
    Kai Robertson Revesby Workers Alex Clarke
    Stuart Swinburn City of Sydney Adam Kable
    Anneke van Zoggel SOPAC Matthew Brown
    Abbey Webb  Ginninderra Shannon Rollason
    Ryan Wilkes Sydney University Paul Bruce
    Olivia Wunsch Carlile Michaela Pattinson

Target Squad

  • Objective
  • The Swimming NSW Target Squad is designed to identify the top ranked NSW swimmers at the National level. Once identified, specific resources will be provided to athletes, home coaches and support networks to facilitate continual performance improvement, as well as holistic personal development. With this support, the program aims to increase the number of Flippers athletes and NSW representation on National teams/squads.

  • Selection Criteria
  • PRIORTY 1

    Athletes who swim a squad qualifying time in a Final at one of the following selection meets:

    • 2022 Australian Swimming Trials (18-22 May 2022)
    • 2022 Australian Age Swimming Championships (11-18 April 2022)

    For Timed-Finals, athletes must swim the squad qualifying time and be placed in the Top 8.

    PRIORTY 2

    Athletes who swim a squad qualifying time at the following 2022 Swimming NSW Championships will be considered for the squad:

    • 2021/22 SNSW Senior State Age Championships (20-25 January 2022)
    • 2022 SNSW Country Championships (18-20 February 2022)
    • 2022 SNSW State Open Championships (4-6 March 2022)
    • 2022 SNSW Senior Metropolitan Championships (19-20 March 2022)
    PRIORTY 3

    Athletes who swim a squad qualifying time at any 2021/22 Swimming NSW approved meet will be considered for the squad. To be considered, you must notify Swimming NSW in writing and provide proof of your official time.

  • Qualifying Times
  • 2022 SNSW Target Squad Qualifying Times
  • Squad Members
  • Athlete Club Coach
    Charli Brown Manly Justin Rothwell
    Koby Bujak-Upton Narrabeen Ryo Kito
    Reece Caddy Valley Aquatic Graham Walker
    Felicity Chan SOPAC Matthew Brown
    Jessica Cole Wests Illawarra Aquatic James Greathead
    Benjamin Comer Carlile Chris Nesbit
    Mela Delmenico City of Sydney Bec Wheatley
    Emily Dobbins Novocastrian Ben Fricker
    Ryan Hansen Trinity Grammar Ben Tuxford
    Lexi Harrison Narrabeen Ryo Kito
    Thomas Hay Sydney University Paul Bruce
    Ava Jankovic Valley Aquatic  Sam Frame
    Tameeka Johnson Sans Souci Sea Devils Craig Stevens
    Chelsea Jones Wests Illawarra Aquatic James Greathead
    Emily Jones Hunter Kerry Saunders
    Vanya Kamenjas SOPAC Matthew Brown
    Tomas Kapocius SOPAC Adam Kable
    Tilly King Loreto Normanhurst Bobby Hurley
    Rafaela Kopellou Revesby Workers Alex Clarke
    Bailey Krstevski Wests Illawarra Aquatic James Greathead
    Angus McDonald SOPAC Adam Kable
    Holly Nelson Abbotsleigh Amanda Isaac
    Thomas Robinson Cruiz Shannon Rollason
    Lachlan Savage Ginninderra Shannon Rollason
    Callum Thomas Loreto Normanhurst Bobby Hurley
    Gladys Turner City of Sydney Bec Wheatley
    Gabriel Wilczak Trinity Grammar Ben Tuxford

Target Transition Squad

  • Objective
  • The Swimming NSW Target Transition Squad has been created to ensure talented swimmers who are transitioning from age group to open level swimming are captured and remain on the Performance Pathway. In addition, the squad identifies talented age group swimmers who are on track for State and National representation within the next Olympic cycle.

  • Selection Criteria
  • PRIORTY 1

    Swimmers who swim a squad qualifying time in a Heat or Final at one of the following selection meets:

    • 2022 Australian Swimming Trials (18-22 May 2022)
    • 2022 Australian Age Swimming Championships (11-18 April 2022)
    PRIORTY 2

    Athletes who swim a squad qualifying time at the following 2022 Swimming NSW Championships will be considered for the squad:

    • 2021/22 SNSW Senior State Age Championships (20-25 January 2022)
    • 2022 SNSW Country Championships (18-20 February 2022)
    • 2022 SNSW State Open Championships (4-6 March 2022)
    • 2022 SNSW Senior Metropolitan Championships (19-20 March 2022)
    PRIORTY 3

    Athletes who swim a squad qualifying time at any 2021/22 Swimming NSW approved meet will be considered for the squad. To be considered, you must notify Swimming NSW in writing and provide proof of your official time.

  • Qualifying Times
  • 2022 SNSW Target Transition Squad Qualifying Times
  • Squad Members
  • Athlete Club Coach
    Rachel Allen Ginninderra David Allen
    Samson Barisic SOPAC Matthew Brown
    Ellie Beck Knox Pymble Leanne Speechley
    Macy Beuzeville Warringah Aquatic Cameron Gledhill
    Sofia Bisello SOPAC Ryan Frost
    Marius Boll Loreto Normanhurst Bobby Hurley
    Chloe Brodrick Tuggeranong Vikings David Murphy
    Mia Burdack SOPAC Ryan Frost
    Isabella Campbell Hunter Kerry Saunders
    Lachlan Cole Wests Illawarra James Greathead
    Gem Crittenden Hunter Kerry Saunders
    Bridie Delutiis Wests Illawarra Aquatic James Greathead
    Zannah Dixon Narrabeen Ryo Kito
    Grayson Doig Trinity Grammar Calum Timms
    Chloe Douglas-Byrne Cruiz Laura Brindley
    Cassandra Fayers Hunter Kerry Saunders
    Callyn Fenwick-Kearns Manly Justin Rothwell
    Mia Fildissis PLC Sydney Brett Winkworth
    Joel Fleming Forster Aquatic Peter Sanders
    Annika Fowler Manly Justin Rothwell
    Amelie Francfort City of Sydney Tom Sunter
    Bianca Fuller Kinross Wolaroi Jane Gilham
    Adriana Fydler Knox Pymble Nick Dobson
    Elizabeth Gan Lane Cove Michael Jacobs
    James Gauci SOPAC Matthew Brown
    Abby Gibson Carlile Michaela Pattinson
    Nicholas Gladen Macquarie University Tatiana Matts
    Gus Gyllenhammer Carlile Michaela Pattinson
    Koby Hall Novocastrian Ben Frickers
    Isabelle Hanger City of Sydney Tom Sunter
    Samuel Higgs Warringah Aquatic Cameron Gledhill
    Carter Hjorring City of Sydney Bec Wheatley
    Hayden Hoang SOPAC Matthew Brown
    Talika Irvine Bay & Basin Steve Alderman
    Gabriel Jeffery NU Swim Paul Sharman
    Samuel Jones City of Sydney Bec Wheatley
    Zara Kasprowicz Warringah Aquatic Cameron Gledhill
    Joshua Kerr Manly Justin Rothwell
    Sebastian King Newington Jared Goldthorpe
    Josh Kingston Carlile Chris Nesbit
    Kylani Koloamatangi PLC Sydney Brett Winkworth
    Oscar Kreutzberger GT Aquatics Mitchell Brown
    Alexandra Lawrence Loreto Normanhurst Bobby Hurley
    Justin Lee Knox Pymble Nick Dobson
    Remy Lennon Warringah Aquatic Cameron Gledhill
    Lachlan Mackay NU Swim Paul Sharman
    Jake Mackie Novocastrian Ben Frickers
    Emily March Hunter Kerry Saunders
    Shawn Marston Carlile Michaela Pattinson
    Dijana Mazumdar Barker Steve Critoph
    Lily McCowan Tivoli Mark Wieland
    Will McDonagh Knox Pymble Leanne Speechley
    Oliver McLaughlin Kinross Wolaroi Jane Gilham
    Hamish McLellan Warringah Aquatic Cameron Gledhill
    Lillie McPherson Manly Blake Medhurst
    Dominique Melbourn Warringah Aquatic Cameron Gledhill
    Grace Michell SOPAC Matthew Brown
    Aya Milton Wests Illawarra Aquatic James Greathead
    Christopher Mina Trinity Grammar Ben Tuxford
    Ebony Nix Nelson Bay Tom Davis
    Riley Powell Wests Illawarra Aquatic James Greathead
    Maddison Provost Valley Aquatic Sam Frame
    Declan Quirk SOPAC Matthew Brown
    Joshua Reed Novocastrian Ben Frickers
    Asha Ring SOPAC Ryan Frost
    Dale Rodda Carlile Michaela Pattinson
    Emily Ryan Manly Justin Rothwell
    Bailey Screen Warringah Aquatic Cameron Gledhill
    Meg Senior Cruiz Shannon Rollason
    Jacob Simpson Revesby Workers Alex Clarke
    Bevan Smith NU Swim Paul Sharman
    Nicholas Stoupas Cranbrook Kenrick Monk
    Scott Swinburn City of Sydney Bec Wheatley
    Christian Taylor PLC Sydney Brett Winkworth
    Kai Taylor Sans Souci Sea Devils Craig Stevenson
    Archie Taylor Kincoppal Rose Bay Hamid Mobarrez
    Alexander Thompson City of Sydney Bec Wheatley
    Christian Toia SOPAC Ryan Frost
    Joshua Toisuta SOPAC Matthew Brown
    Ruby Tonelli-Smith Trinity Grammar Ben Tuxford
    Ryley Twiss Hunter Kerry Saunders
    Blake Waugh Revesby Workers Alex Clarke
    Brayden Woodford Wests Illawarra Aquatic James Greathead
    Caleb Yago Castle Hill RSL Dolphins Stacy Harding
    Jason Yeou Carlile Michaela Pattinson
    Bella Zhang Knox Pymble Leanne Speechley

Open Water Target Squad

  • Objective
  • The Swimming NSW Open Water Target Squad recognises the best National level open water swimmers in NSW. Support is provided to this group with the aim of selection onto the Australian Swim Team. The squad provides an opportunity for athletes to come together as a group to train and compete specifically in open water swimming.

  • Selection Criteria
  • PRIORITY 1 – 2022 Australian Open Water Championships:
    • Top 3 NSW swimmers within 2 minutes of the winner in the open 10km event
    • 18-19yrs: Top 3 NSW swimmers within 2 minutes of the winner in the age 10km event
    • 16-18yrs: Top 3 NSW swimmers within 2 minutes of the winner in the age 7.5km event
    PRIORITY 2 – 2021/22 Swimming NSW Open Water Championships:
    • Swimmers will be identified by the SNSW Coaching Director and Regional Coaching Director
  • Squad Members
  • Athlete Club Coach
    Harry Came Cronulla Dan Nielsen
    Charlie Gray Revesby Workers Alex Clarke
    Euan Liney Knox Pymble Nick Dobson
    Tayla Martin Carlile Chris Nesbit
    Nicholas Middleton Cronulla Dan Nielsen

Sharks Squad

  • Objective
  • The Swimming NSW Sharks Squad is designed to identify emerging age group swimmers. The program aims to support squad members to:

    • develop technical skills
    • gain racing experience through quality age-group competition
    • maintain motivation to continue competing in the sport
    • develop holistically as a person
    • provide swimmers with skills to balance sport and non-sport life
  • Selection Criteria
  • Male swimmers 14-16 years and female swimmers 13-15 years who:

    • win a gold medal at the 2022 Australian Age Swimming Championships;

    or who swim a squad qualifying time in the Heats or Finals at one of the following selection meets:

    PRIORITY 1
    • 2022 Australian Swimming Trials (18-22 May 2022)
    • 2022 Australian Age Swimming Championships (11-18 April 2022)
    PRIORITY 2
    • 2021/22 SNSW Senior State Age Championships (20-25 January 2022)
    • 2022 SNSW Country Championships (18-20 February 2022)
    • 2022 SNSW State Open Championships (4-6 March 2022)
    • 2021/22 SNSW Senior Metropolitan Championships (19-20 March 2022)
    PRIORTY 3

    Athletes who swim a squad qualifying time at any 2021/22 Swimming NSW approved meet will be considered for the squad. To be considered, you must notify Swimming NSW in writing and provide proof of your official time.

  • Qualifying Times
  • 2022 SNSW Sharks Squad Qualifying Times
  • Squad Members
  • Athlete Club Coach
    Isabelle Barakat SOPAC Ryan Frost
    James Biddington Woden Valley Yuriy Vdovychenko
    Indianna Cameron Knox Pymble Leanne Speechley
    Daniel Carter Castle Hill RSL Dolphins Stacy Harding
    Caleb Cashman Bathurst City Joshua Stapley
    Siena Citarella City of Sydney Bec Wheatley
    Ellie Diego AquaBlitz Toongabbie Alyce Bradac
    Chloe Donelan Wagga Wagga Gennadiy Labara
    Kane Edwards Novocastrian Ben Frickers
    Tilly Fikkers Berkeley Matt Fikkers
    Cameron Gawn Novocastrian Ben Frickers
    Ivy Gerstner Revesby Workers Alex Clarke
    Matthew Harris Warringah Aquatic Cameron Gledhill
    Petar Karadjov AquaBlitz Toongabbie Alyce Bradac
    Riley Lawrence AquaBlitz Toongabbie Alyce Bradac
    Milla Lawrence Barker Steve Critoph
    Jaya Lilienthal Knox Pymble Leanne Speechley
    Kira Long Wenona Michael Creighton
    Jackson McCleery Newington Jared Goldthorpe
    Ivy Miller Wests Illawarra Aquatic James Greathead
    Cash Milner Kincumber Pacific Dolphins Michael Tattoli
    Ella Mounter NU Swim Paul Sharman
    Sylas Phillips ACU Blacktown Sarah-Jane Weir
    Cooper Portlock SOPAC Matthew Brown
    Isabelle Rae Albury Wayne Gould
    Jaxson Smith Revesby Workers Alex Clarke
    Matilda Smith Valley Aquatic Sam Frame
    Bree Spalding Kincumber Pacific Dolphins Michael Tattoli
    Rhys Thomas Warringah Aquatic Cameron Gledhill
    Lachlan Thompson Orange Aquatic Jason Lewis
    Bailey Whitton Macksville Marlins Renee Pickvance
    Charlotte Wilson Loreto Normanhurst Bobby Hurley
    Liam Zhuang Knox Pymble Steve Goodier

Paralympic Pathway

  • The Swimming NSW Paralympic Pathway provides encouragement and support to para swimmers with the potential to make the Australian Paralympic Team. There are two tiers to this pathway: Swimming Australia Podium Categorised Para Athletes and Para Development Squad.

Swimming Australia Podium Categorised Para Athletes

  • Objective
  • Support of Podium Categorised athletes is targeted at assisting NSW athletes remain on the National Para team and achieve repeated performance success at the international level or at senior benchmark events.

    SNSW to provide resources (with the potential of funding) to assist NSW categorised Para swimmers with training or competition plans deemed to enhance achievements at the elite level.

  • Selection Criteria
  • NSW athletes are within categories 1, 2 or 3 on the current Swimming Australia Athlete Categorisation Paralympic Program list. Athletes will be supported for as long as they are categorised by Swimming Australia.

  • Squad Members
  • Athlete Club Coach
    Ellie Cole Knox Pymble Nick Dobson
    Jasmine Greenwood Bay & Basin Steve Alderman
    Timothy Hodge ACU Blacktown Misha Payne
    Ella Jones Trinity Lismore  
    Matthew Levy North Sydney Martin Roberts
    Jade Lucy SLC Aquadot Gavin Stewart
    Riley Moore* Woy Woy Graeme Carroll
    Chloe Osborn* AquaBlitz Toongabbie Alyce Bradac
    Hannah Price* Campbelltown Justin McEvoy
    Oscar Stubbs SOPAC Matthew Brown

    *Swimming Australia Development Squad member

Para Development Squad

  • Objective
  • To provide emerging Para swimmers with an educational opportunity to assist with their training and personal development. The aim of the activities would contribute to swimmers maintaining motivation and improving performance to achieve the next level of success, including selection onto a National Team or Squad.

  • Selection Criteria
  • Swimmers aged between 12-18 years are eligible for the Para Development Squad. Swimmers must achieve one SNSW Para Development qualifying standard at one of the following long course Championships (Paralympic events only):

    • 2021 SNSW Multi-Class Championships (11 December 2021)
    • 2022 SNSW State Open Championships (4-6 March 2022)
    • 2022 Australian MC Age Swimming Championships (12-13 April 2022)
    • 2022 Australian Para Swimming Trials (9-12 April 2022)

    In addition, swimmers selected on the SNSW Para Development Squad are ineligible for selection in Area Development Squads. Swimmers selected on a Swimming Australia squad/team will not be eligible to continue with the SNSW Para Development Squad.

  • Qualifying Times - Women
  • 2022 SNSW Para Development Squad Womens Qualifying Times
  • Qualifying Times - Men
  • 2022 SNSW Para Development Squad Mens Qualifying Times
  • Squad Members
  • Athlete Club Coach
    McKinley Arnison Alstonville Graham Walker
    Ben Auckram Lismore Workers Peter Harvey
    Stephanie Bruzzese Trinity Grammar Calum Timms
    Declan Budd Knox Pymble Brandon Lawrence
    Taylor Cameron Nepean Aquatic Jackie Barck
    Elizabeth Cockburn Young Kylie Rutter
    Jarred Dyer Wollongong Chris Buchanan
    Michelle Fawer Southern Sydney Craig Stevens
    Jack Gibson Dapto Phil McIlwraith
    Knox Gibson Orange Aquatic Jason Lewis
    Claire Graham Young Kylie Rutter
    Ali Green Ascham Aquatics Michael Meade
    Lachlan Hanratty Revesby Workers Alex Clarke
    Maddison Hinds Hornsby Matt McSorley
    Victoria Jessamine SLC Aquadot Gavin Stewart
    Krystal Jessen AquaBlitz Toongabbie Alyce Bradac
    Summer Klein Kincumber Pacific Dolphins Richard Mathews
    Beau Matthews SLC Aquadot Gavin Stewart
    Lexie Phillips Novocastrian Ben Fricker
    Emilee Pratt Novocastrian Ben Fricker
    Daniel Rigby Knox Pymble Patrick Teleki
    Victoria Robinson NU Swim Paul Sharman
    Darren Sisman Sans Souci Sea Devils Craig Stevens
    Kaden Smith Auburn Mark Bull
    Amelie Springett-Kelly City of Sydney Sara Petronzio, Karen Swinburn
    Gabrielle Waller Tuggeranong Vikings David Murphy
    Yasmine-Bella Younes Bankstown Sports Tony Sobkowski

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