State Flippers Squad

The 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

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)
  • Tasmanian Institute of Sport support for athletes and coaches

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);
  • Medal at the most recent Australian Age/Open Championships; or
  • Achieve a time at the most recent Australian Age/Open Championships equivalent to 9% in 2019 (transitioning to 8% in 2020) off the World Championship Selection Time (refer to Swimming Australia Selection Times).

Congratulations to the following swimmers who have been selected for the 2019-20 State Flippers Squad:

Max Giuliani (THAC)
Jet Jankiewicz (THAC)
Noah Kamprad (THAC)
Emily Mitchell (LAC)
Jardene Ralph (SB)
Matilda Smith (SB)

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