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Development Squads & Teams

Swimming Tasmania - 10/11/2013

Swimming Tasmania identifies and selects talented swimmers to be part of an advanced development program and to represent Tasmania at interstate competitions.

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Key dates for Development Squads

Our Development Calendar is available here

 

Development Squads

Tasmania’s brightest swimming prospects are rewarded for a wonderful past 12 months by being selected on the Swimming Tasmania Development Program.

Selection in the program for the next year provides swimmers and their coaches with the chance to be part of a series of clinics and development opportunities to hear from expert speakers and work with some of Australia’s best coaches. 

The selection criteria this year also allows for swimmers who perform well during the Winter season to be selected onto the development squad and put themselves in the running for a place on the State Team for the September State Teams Age Short Course Championships. So for anyone who was close to achieving a NQT and Bronze Squad status, a big winter may yet see you on the plane to Canberra!

Full details of the Development Squad are noted below, and we congratulate every swimmer on this achievement.

Being on a squad enables athletes to attend Swimming Tasmania clinics and camps throughout the year, further details are available here. It also enables selection onto State representatives team, the pinnacle of which is the State Age Team.

 

The TIS in 2015

As of 1 January 2014 The TIS will offer targeted individual scholarship support to swimming athletes that meet the following criteria:

Athletes that feel they meet the above TIS/Swimming Australia criteria are encouraged to apply for an individual scholarship by completing an individual scholarship application form that can be found on the TIS web site: http://www.tis.tas.gov.au/programs/scholarship2

For athletes not considered for TIS Individual support, Swimming Tasmania will continue to operate a development program as per the below.

 

Squads for 2015-16

Development Squads for 2015-16

Gold Squad

Criteria

Gold squad (i) Membership of a National Youth or Open Squad and/or (ii)  A top 16 Australian ranking as a result of performances at the 2014 Australian Open Long Course Championships and/or (iii) A top 10 Australian ranking as a result of performances at the 2015 Australian Age Long Course Championships.

National Squad

Club

Age

Jacob Templeton

Devonport Aquatic

20

Aran Miller

South Esk

20

     

Top 10/16 Ranking

   

Sarah Calder

Hobart Aquatic

17

Freya Jetson

Launceston Aquatic

14

 

Silver Squad

Criteria

Silver squad (i)   A top 25 Australian ranking as a result of performances at the 2015 Australian Age Long Course Championships in an Olympic event or the boys 13 years and under 800m Freestyle and/or (ii) Achieved a qualifying time and was eligible to compete at the 2015 Australian National Open Championships in a Long Course Olympic event and/or (iii) At the discretion of the Selection Committee as a result of performances throughout the Winter Short Course season.

At Age and Top 25 ranking

Club

Age

Tim Belstead

Hobart Aquatic

18

Jardene Ralph

Launceston Aquatic

16

Simon Watt

HC Swim Club

14

Kit DeJonge

South Esk

16

William Bonney

Riverside

13

Pru Hamdorf

Cradle Coast

17

Max O'Leary

Cradle Coast

15

Michael Boult

HC Swim Club

16

Morgen Hawkins

South Esk

18

Fraser Sutton

South Esk

15

 

 

Eligible to compete at the Australian Open National Championships

 

Thomas Clarke

South Esk

21

Joshua McDermott

Hobart Aquatic

19

Jack Evans

HC Swim Club

18

       

 

Bronze Squad

Criteria

Bronze squad (i)   Achieved a qualifying time and was eligible to compete in that event at the 2015 Australian Age Long Course Championships in an Olympic event or the boys 13 years and under 800m Freestyle and/or (ii)  At the discretion of the Selection Committee as a result of performances throughout the Winter Short Course season.

Athlete

Club

Age

James Curran

South Esk

14

Emma Condie

HC Swim Club

15

Amelie McCarthy

Hobart Aquatic

14

Emily Lonergan

Riverside Aquatic

13

Christopher Boult

HC Swim Club

17

Campbell Lane

Hobart Aquatic

14

Sophie Taylor

Riverside Aquatic

15

 

Open Water Squad

Criteria:

Open Water squad Achieved a qualifying time and was eligible to compete in that event at the 2015 Australian Open Water Championships.

Athlete

Club

Age

Ray Winstanley

Riverside Aquatic

29

Olivia Sanderson

HC Swim Club

18

 

YPS Blue 

 

YPS Blue squad consists of those swimmers who have been acknowledged through the YPS Program and are not a member of the GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE programs. Swimming Tasmania will also be monitoring performances through winter with a view that those who show progress and commitment may be added to the development squad.

 

 

Athlete

Club

Age

Sophie Botterill-James

Hobart Aquatic

12

William Plumb

HC Swim Club

14

Sam Canny

Riverside Aquatic

14

Daniel Littler

Cradle Coast

16

Abbey Badcock

South Esk

14

Jordan Foster

Hobart Aquatic

17

Georgia Arnold

South Esk

14

Tayla Mayes

South Esk

14

Isabel Searle

Hobart Aquatic

16

Joshua Rice

Hobart Aquatic

16

Joseph Cockburn

South Esk

14

Ahmed Awad

Hobart Aquatic

16

James Belstead

Hobart Aquatic

16

Matthew Howard

South Esk

14

Lachlan Rice

Hobart Aquatic

14

Austin Porter

Cradle Coast

16

Nicole Murraylee

Launceston Aquatic

16

 

Teams for 2015-16

State Age Team

 

Expressions Of Interest form for the 2015 STASC Coach/Team Manager can be found by clicking here.

 

2015 State Team Age Short Course Champs – Selection Criteria

To be selected on the Stage Age Team athletes must satisfy the following criteria (in addition to age/athlete restrictions imposed by Swimming Australia: Women 13-16 years, Men: 14-17 years):

 

(i)                  Achieved a qualifying time and was eligible to compete at the 2015 Australian Age Long Course Championships in an Olympic event, and/or

(ii)                At the discretion of the Selection Committee as a result of performances at 2015 Tasmanian Age Championships and throughout the Winter Short Course season.

(iii)               Compete at the 2015 Tasmanian Short Course Championships (unless subjected to illness where a medical certificate will be required)

 

Pacific School Games Team

In 2015 in order to be selected on the Pacific School Games team athletes must have filled out an expression of interest in the designated period and competed between the 1st January and 31st March.  Times from this period will be used in conjunction with minimal standards for the selection committee to choose the team. 

 

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