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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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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!

For more information about the development pathway and selection criteria, please click here.

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


The TIS in 2017

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 set out below.


TID SQUAD 2017-18

Congratulations to the following swimmers who have been accepted into the 2017-18 squad:


Sophie Botterill-James 

Hobart Aquatic

Emily Lonergan 

Riverside Aquatic

Jack Evans

Hobart Aquatic

Morgen Hawkins

South Esk

William Bonney 

Riverside Aquatic

Stefanie McCarthy

Hobart Aquatic

Kit DeJonge                                

South Esk

Mollie Bailey

Hobart Aquatic   

Lauryn Todorovic

Hobart Aquatic

Michael Boult

HC Swim Club

Maximillian Giuliani

Hobart Aquatic

Mollie Bailey

Hobart Aquatic


Development Squads for 2017-18 

1st June 2017- 31st May 2018

Gold Squad     
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 2017 Australian Open Long Course Championships and/or (iii) A top 10 Australian ranking as a result of performances at the 2017 Australian Age Long Course Championships. 
Top 16 Ranking at 2017 Open    
Jack Evans Hobart Aquatic 20
Aran Miller (M/C S14) South Esk 21
Top 10 Ranking at 2017 Age    
Stefanie McCarthy Hobart Aquatic 13
Sophie Botterill-James  Hobart Aquatic 14
William Bonney Riverside 15
Silver Squad     
Silver squad (i) A top 25 Australian ranking as a result of performances at the 2017 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 2017 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 year.
At Age and Top 25 ranking/Eligible to compete at the Australian Open National Championships 
Morgen Hawkins South Esk 19
Emily Lonergan Riverside Aquatic 15
Thomas Sladden Riverside Aquatic 14
Kit DeJonge South Esk 18
Mollie Bailey Hobart Aquatic 14
Lauryn Todorovic Hobart Aquatic 14
Maximillian Giuliani Hobart Aquatic 13
Michael Boult HC Swim Club 18
Bronze Squad     
Bronze squad (i) Achieved a qualifying time and was eligible to compete in that event at the 2017  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 year.
Emma Condie HC Swim Club 17
James Belstead Hobart Aquatic 18
Jack Sladden Riverside Aquatic 16
Kate Denholm Hobart Aquatic 16
Dawson Howell Launceston Aquaitc 15
Max Powell HC Swim Club 14
Jonty Clues Hobart Aquatic 13
Jackson Devine Hobart Aquatic 14
Campbell Lane Hobart Aquatic 16
Ella May Hobart Aquatic 14
Jordan Cooper Riverside Aquatic 15
Georgia Davis Riverside Aquatic 16


Teams for 2017-18


State Age Team


Congratulations to the following STASC swimmers, who competed in Canberra on 23-25 September 2017:


Mollie Bailey Hobart Hobart Aquatic
Ella May Hobart Hobart Aquatic
Lauryn Todorovic Hobart Hobart Aquatic
Dawson Howell Launceston Launceston Aquatic 
Emily Lonergan Launceston Riverside Aquatic
Georgia Davis Launceston Riverside Aquatic
Stefanie McCarthy Hobart Hobart Aquatic
Jade Nichols Launceston Launceston Aquatic 
Yan'An Chen Hobart Hobart Aquatic
Jordan Cooper Launceston Riverside Aquatic
Maximillian Giuliani Hobart Hobart Aquatic
Campbell Lane Hobart Hobart Aquatic
Jonty Clues Hobart Hobart Aquatic
Max Powell Hobart HC Swim Club
Paul Crosswell Hobart Head Coach
James McQueen Hobart Coach
Gayelene Cooper Launceston Team Manager
Sally McLaine Launceston Physio
Rohan Taylor   Swimmming Victoria 

2018 State Team Age Short Course Champs – Selection Criteria


To be selected on the State Age Team athletes must satisfy the following criteria set out in the  attached document.






Pacific School Games 2017 (Adelaide 1-10 December 2017) - Tasmanian Team

In 2017 in order to be selected on the School Sports Tasmania- Pacific School Games team, athletes must have filled out an expression of interest in the designated period and competed between the 1st December and 31st March 2017.  Times from this period will be used in conjunction with minimal standards for the selection committee to choose the team.

Click Below to view:

2017 PSG Qualification Times & Further Info


To read Coach Reo Lazaro's comprehensive report of the 2017 Pacific School Games, please click this link.


School Sports Australia Championships 2018 (Hobart 25 July - 1 August 2018) - Tasmanian Team

The SSA Championships will be held at the Doone Kennedy Aquatic Centre in Hobart next year, with teams participating from all Australian States and Territories. To be eligible to compete, participants must be aged at least 10 years old (but no older than 19) by 31 December 2018.

Preliminary information is set out in this Bulletin.

Detailed information in relation to the selection process and the selection standards is available here. Please note that Expressions of Interest for this event open on 10 January 2018 and close on 13 March 2018.


Sport Development

Swimming Tasmania is committed to developing all aspects of our sport. We provide a structured athlete development program and pathway, encourage participation at grassroots level, foster an inclusive swimming environment, and provide development opportunities for club administrators, technical officials and coaches to progress and improve.


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