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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 in 2014-15

15 March - Gold, Silver and Bronze Squad and YPS Squad talent camp in Launceston, Launceston Church Grammar School from 11am to 3.30pm.

14 June - Gold, Silver and Bronze Squad and YPS Squad talent camp in Hobart, venue and times TBA

26 July - Gold, Silver and Bronze Squad and YPS Squad talent camp in Launceston, venue and times TBA

24-25 September - STASC Team Camp in Hobart, venue and times TBA

18 October - Gold, Silver and Bronze Squad and YPS Squad talent camp in Hobart, venue and times TBA

13 December - Gold, Silver and Bronze Squad and YPS Squad talent camp in Launceston, venue and times TBA

24 January - Gold, Silver and Bronze Squad and YPS Squad talent camp in Hobart, venue and times TBA

Development Squads

In 2013-14 Swimming Tasmania utilised a three-tiered development structure in our program. At the top of the pyramid were those who had achieved outstanding performances that qualified for them for Tasmanian Institute of Sport Scholarships. The next tier was the 'Target' squad who had ranked well nationally in their chosen events, and the third tier is the 'Development' squad which are those that compete on the national stage.

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.

Tasmanian Institute of Sport

The Tasmanian Institute of Sport (TIS) now offers individual scholarships to swimmers - please contact the TIS for more information. The full TIS swimming scholarship program ceased at end 2013 and has now been brought into the Swimming Tasmania development structure.

2013 scholarship holders were:

 

Will Harmsen

Kit DeJonge

Trent McLaughlin

Emma Newell

Jacob Vincent

Shani Burleigh



Target Squad

Selection criteria for 2013-14: (i) Competed at the Age Championships and achieved a top 20 SAL season ranking (May 2013)  in LC Olympic events or boys 13 years and under 800m freestyle, or (ii) Competed at the 2013 Australian National Open Championships in LC Olympic events.

Target Squad for 2013-14:

 

Tim Belstead

Joanna Smart

Josh McDermott

Tom Curran

Sam Curtis

Josh Pickett

Sam Blackman

Thomas Clarke

Jack Evans

 



Development Squad

Selection criteria for 2013-14: Achieved a qualifying time and was eligible to compete in that event at the 2013 Australian Age Championships.

Development Squad for 2013-14:

 

Nicole Bresnehan

Angus O’Toole

Kaitlyn Ellston

Maggie Turner

Sarah Giles

Josh Wells

Pru Hamdorf

Nikki Heathcote

Elise Howard

Thea Crantock

Representative Teams

State Age Team

The State Age Team are selected to represent Tasmania at the State Teams Age Short Course Championships held at the AIS in Canberra each year. In 2013 the full team comprised of captains Josh McDermott and Tim Belstead, and Jacob Vincent, Josh Wells, Sam Blackman, Jack Evans, Maggie Turner, Nicole Bresnehan, Angus O’Toole, Kit DeJonge, Tom Curran, Sarah Giles, Sam Curtis, Thea Crantock and Pru Hamdorf.


Schools Team

The Schools team for 2013 was selected based on expressions of interest. 

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