Performance Pathways

Swimming Tasmania supports our competitive swimmers by offering a structured development program, which provides selected swimmers with opportunities to further their progression both in and out of the pool. For more information about each level of the program, including current squad members, click on the corresponding link below or in the menu to the left.

We are also grateful for the support provided by the Tasmanian Institute of Sport, which has, inconjunction with Swimming Tasmania and Swimming Australia implemented a structured program to support our swimmers as they progress through the development pathway. You can find more details here.

 

Swimming Tasmania Development Program Pyramid

 

  • National and State Flippers Squads
  • The National and State Flippers Squad (formerly TID Squad) forms part of the Swimming Australia Pathway National Flippers Program.The Flippers Program features a combination of activities delivered by each State and nationally, with the aim of preparing identified athletes to successfully transition to the pinnacle of swimming in Australia - the Dolphins Swim Team. The Swimming Australia Flippers programs begins with the State Flippers, progressing through to the National Flippers, the National Youth Program, the Youth Transition Program and the Australian Dolphins Swim Team.

     

    Flippers Diagram

    National Flippers Squad

    The National Flippers Squad supports swimmers who:

    • Are four to six years from a senior podium performance
    • Are at the T3 and T4 levels of the Australian Swimming Framework (ASF), and
    • Have met the National Flippers criteria of:
      • 8th placed into the World Championship Final plus 3% for Females Aged 18yrs and over and Males Aged 19yrs and over; or
      • 8th placed into the World Championship Final plus 5% for Females Aged 17yrs and under and Males Aged 18yrs and under.

    Congratulations to Max Giuliani and Matilda Smith (THAC) who have met the criteria for the 2021-22 National Flippers Squad.

    State Flippers Squad

    The State Flippers Squad recognises those athletes that are performing at an elite level. Athletes and coaches of State Flippers Squad athletes are exposed to a range of opportunities, including:

    • Bi-annual testing, either at the Victorian Institute of Sport or the Tasmanian Institute of Sport
    • Program visit from State Head Coach twice each year
    • Eligibility for invitation to the National Talent Camp (based on selection by Swimming Australia)

    To be selected for the State Flippers Squad swimmers must satisfy one of the following criteria:

    • be selected on an Australian Team (Junior, Youth or Senior); or
    • achieve a time at the most recent Australian Age/Open Championships equivalent to:
      • For females aged 13-16 and males aged 14-17: 8% off the World Championship Selection Time (refer to Swimming Australia Selection Times)
      • For females aged 17-20 and males aged 18-21: 7% off the World Championship Selection Time (refer to Swimming Australia Selection Times)
      • For females aged 21+ or males aged 22+: 5% off the World Championship Selection Time (refer to Swimming Australia Selection Times); or
    • medal at the most recent Australian Age (applies only to females aged 13-16 and males aged 14-17).
  • Emerging Flippers
  • From 2021, Swimming Tasmania has introduced a new Emerging Flippers  squad, recognising those swimmers who performed with excellence at the most recent Age/Open Championships and who are on track for future selection into the State Flippers squad. For selection into the Emerging Flippers squad, swimmers must:

    • for females aged 13-16 and males aged 14-17: achieve a Top 20 ranking at the most recent Australian Age/Open Championships; and
    • for females aged 17+ and males aged 18+: qualify for finals at the most recent Australian Open Championships.
    • Development Squad
    • Tasmania’s brightest swimming prospects are rewarded for a wonderful past 12 months by being selected into 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 with expert speakers and some of Australia’s best coaches. 

      The Development Squad sits underneath the Emerging Flippers in the Development Program, and recognises those athletes who are swimming at national competition level. Accordingly, to qualify for this squad, swimmers must either achieve one or more qualifying times for an individual event at the most recent Australian Age/Open Championships. The selectors may exercise their discretion to include additional swimmers in the Squad from time to time.

       

    • Junior Development Squad
    • The Junior Development Squad consists of athletes aged 12-13 (boys) and 11-12 (girls) selected through performances at both the State Long and Short Course Championships. Athletes and their coaches are invited to a number of training workshops throughout the season. The major focus of the Junior Development Squad is to continue to develop skills, and in particular encourage athletes to train all strokes and progress as Individual Medley swimmers.

      Selection Criteria - Long Course Squad

      Achieve the following rankings at the Tasmanian State (LC) Championships:

      - First 3 Tasmanian athletes in the 100m Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle*

      - First 3 Tasmanian athletes in the 200m, 400m and 800m Freestyle

      - First 4 Tasmanian athletes in the 200m Individual Medley

       

      Selection Criteria - Short Course Squad

      Achieve the following rankings at the Tasmanian State (LC) Championships:

      - First 3 Tasmanian athletes in the 100m Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle*

      - First 3 Tasmanian athletes in the 200m, 400m and 800m Freestyle

      - First 4 Tasmanian athletes in the 100m Individual Medley

      *Where a 100m event is not available in an age group, rankings will be based on the 50m event in that stroke.

      2021 LC JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT SQUAD

      Congratulations to the following swimmers who have been invited into the LC Junior Development Squad, based on their performances at the most recent State Championships

      Congratulations to:

      BOYS

      William Botterill-James HC

      Aadyn Casey SE

      Logan Chan HA

      Isaac Chia LAC

      Lachlan Clues HA

      Jack Cramp LAC

      Atlan Devin SE

      Rupert Gan-Pain HA

      Hunter Goss SE

      Lachlan Harrington HA

      Lucas Jarman LAC

      Eli Jones HC

      Justin Rolle HA

      Jed Routley LAC

      Ryan Schieler LAC

      John Skipper LAC

      Vincent Stock HC

      Alexander Stolp SB

      Liam Westerberg HA

      GIRLS

      Emily Atherton LAC

      Maya Bearman HA

      Ava Blundstone SE

      Stella Freeman SE

      Elouise Frerk LAC

      Madeline Hassell SE

      Imogen Hughes LAC

      Isla Irani LAC

      Tilly Johnson SE

      Lacy Kamprad HA

      Abbie King SE

      Graci Malley BU

      Georgia McIntee LAC

      Ava Mignanelli HA

      Lily Round SE

      Olive Smith HA

      Makayla Wiles HC

    • Bio Island Junior Excellence (JX) Program
    • The Bio Island Junior Excellence Program (JX), recognises rewards and encourages junior swimmers who, through their development of aquatic skills and fitness, achieve a high standard of swimming excellence. Delivered by Swimming Australia, with the support of Bio Island and in conjunction with all states and territories, junior swimmers will now have access to a host of elite role models and receive consistent merchandise, invitations to clinics run by experienced coaches such as Wayne Lawes, and congratulatory messages of their achievements via Swim Central.

      Swimmers aged from 9 to 13 years, who accomplish times set by Swimming Australia, qualify at gold, silver, bronze or blue standard, depending on their best performance/s during the season.

      All ‘approved’ swim meet results are loaded into Swimming Australia’s Swim Central and used as results towards an overall award for each individual swimmer. At the end of the qualification period, Swimming Australia will publish the JX results on the website.

      For more information, including FAQs in relation to qualification for the JX program, please click here.

       

      2020-21 JX RESULTS

      The 2020-21 JX program recognised performances from 1 May 2020 to 30 April 2021. The 2020-21 JX results for Tasmania are available here.

      2019-20 JX RESULTS

      The 2019-20 JX program recognised performances from 1 May 2019 to 30 April 2020. The 2019-20 JX results for Tasmania are available here.

      2018-19 JX RESULTS

      The 2018-19 JX results for Tasmania are available here.

      2017-18 JX RESULTS

      The 2017-18 JX results are available here.

       

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