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Optus Junior Dolphins


Optus Junior Dolphins is an exciting new national swimming program where kids can have fun with their friends and improve their swimming in a safe environment.

After successful pilots across Australia, Optus Junior Dolphins will be launched nationally this spring!  The program will be delivered through swimming clubs, swim schools and primary schools.

What’s the program?

Developed in partnership with industry experts, Optus Junior Dolphins is designed to increase participation in swimming in a fun and engaging way, helping kids across Australia develop their swimming skills further at a pace that’s right for them.

Aimed at kids who have already learnt the basics of swimming, Optus Junior Dolphins is designed for kids aged between 5 and 8 years old.  It’s perfect for kids in the mini and junior squads of swimming clubs, or for those who are interested in joining a swimming club for the first time.

Optus Junior Dolphins focuses on fun and teaches skills within a non-competitive learning environment to encourage kids to continue their swimming journey.


What are the benefits?

Optus Junior Dolphins has some great benefits for clubs and their junior members! These include:

Optus Junior Dolphins has been developed to become an iconic national junior swimming program, supported by high profile ambassadors and a national marketing campaign, including advertising Channel 7.

All kids aged 7 and under will receive free club membership. Kids aged 8 will receive half price membership.

All Optus Junior Dolphins will get a free participant pack in their first year of registration, which includes anOptus Junior Dolphins t-shirt and bag!

All clubs can access a Delivery Centre Kit with an operations manual, program curriculum and a carnival guide to help plan and implement the program.

All clubs can access a promotional toolkit with posters, flyers, banners, award ribbons and a digital toolkit to help promote the program locally.

All coaches and teachers of competitive swimming will have access to free training and development through ASCTA State Conferences or via online learning.

Optus Junior Dolphins is designed to make clubs stronger and more financially stable, as well as give coaches a wider base to identify, nurture and develop our future swimmers


Optus Junior Dolphins aims to:



Other resources

Optus Junior Dolphins Program Guidelines for Affiliated Swimming Clubs

Optus Junior Dolphins Brand Guidelines

Optus Junior Dolphins Marketing Tool Kit



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