SwimmingSA Peformance Pathways Program

2019 State Teams

Squad Structures & Performance Criteria

Program Overview


Managed by SASI with a criteria available on the SASI website

SA Flippers 

Identified as a key priority for the future of our sport, the National Flippers program has been rejuvenated since its initial inception, however its core aim to discover and develop talent remains the same. The tailored program – delivered at state and national level – is designed to prepare and nurture selected athletes who are showing potential, with the hope they can successfully transition to the senior team and represent Australia at major international events within the next four-six years. The National Flippers Program is aligned nationally, while the State Flippers Squad is a steppingstone to the National Program. 

SA Junior Flippers

  • Males aged 13-14 years who acheived the qualifying standard
  • Females aged 12-13 years who acheived the qualifying standard 

SA Para Flippers

  • Males and Females aged 13-18 who acheive the qualiyfing standard at the Australian Age, Open or State Open Multi-Class Championships

SA Open Water Flippers

Males and Females aged 13-18 who acheive the qualiyfing standard at the Australian Open or Age Open Water Championships


Program proudly supported by SA Rec and Sport - Game On!

Selection Criteria

  • SA Flippers
    • Selection Criteria:

      Selection for the SA Flippers squad will take place at the Australian Age and Open Championships (April 2023).

      Further selections may be considered from results at the following events:

      • World Championship Trials (June 2023)
      • South Australian State Short Course Championships (July/August 2023)
      • South Australian Country Championships (January 2024)

      The number of athletes in each program will be at SwimmingSA's absolute discretion.

      At time of selection Athletes must be:

      • Aged:
        • Males: 14-20years
        • Females: 13-19years
      • An Australian Citizen or be an Australian resident in the process of becoming an Australian Citizen; and
      • A registered member of a SwimmingSA affiliated club and reside in South Australia at the time of acceptance into the program and for the duration of their involvement in the program;

      For the duration of their selection to the squad, athletes:

      • Must abide by the terms and conditions of membership and Code of Behaviour; and
      • Financially contribute to the activities in which they are part of.

      Selection Qualifying Times

      Click Here

      This criteria is correct at the time of publishing.

      SwimmingSA reserves the right, at its absolute discretion, to alter the criteria and to consider the addition of athletes under special circumstances.

      Note: Swimming Australia Categorised Athletes are ineligible for selection but may be invited to activities throughout the year.

    • SA Junior Flippers
    • Selection Criteria - Click Here

    • SA Open Water Flippers
    • Selection Criteria - Click Here

    • SA Para Flippers
    • Selection Criteria:

      Swimmers must be:

      • nationally or internationally classified to be eligible for selection
      • a member of a SwimmingSA Club
      • a minimum age of 12yrs
      • achevie a minimum of one qualyfing time
      • qualifying times must be acheived at the 2023 Australian Age, Open or State Open Multi-Class Championships.

      Qualifying Times - Click Here

    Flippers Squad

    Flippers Calendar

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