Talent Program

The Talent Squad (formerly TID Squad) forms part of the National Talent Program and recognises those athletes that are performing at an elite level. Athletes and coaches of Talent 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 Talent 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 10% (transitioning to 9% in 2019 and 8% in 2020) off the World Championship Selection Time (refer to Swimming Australia Selection Times).

Congratulations to the following swimmers who have been invited into the 2018-19 Talent Squad:

Stefanie McCarthy (Hobart Aquatic)

Max Giuliani (Hobart Aquatic)

Mollie Bailey (Hobart Aquatic)

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