Development Events

 

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Development Squads

Swimming Gold Coast considers the development of our regions swimmers a high priority. Each year Swimming Gold Coast host a number of development activities aimed at financial members within our region. These events are invitation only and swimmers are invited to the events based upon both participation at events within the Swimming Gold Coast region as well as qualifying criteria set by the SGC Development Sub-Committee.

The following Development events have been scheduled within the SGC region. Dates can be found in our events calendar by filtering on “swimming Gold Coast – Development Events” under the ‘Categories’ tab. (Note: It is possible for published dates to change)

  • Development Squad 9-10/10-11
  • Junior Clinic 11-13/12-14 IM & Free
  • Development Squad 9-10/10-11
  • Junior Clinic 11-13/12-14 IM & Free
  • Junior Youth 13-16/14-17 Stroke Camp
  • Aquatic Body Alignment Clinic 
  • Junior Youth Stroke Camp
  • Development Squad 9-10/10-11

We all understand mistakes can be made from time to time. Following consideration of all eligibility criteria listed here within, if a swimmer feels they may have been overlooked for any event please click here

Athlete Eligibility Criteria

Swimming Clinics:

  • Junior Development Clinics 2018/2019.

Selection:

  • 2017/2018 JX Categories & Qualifying Standards that are published by Swimming Australia.
  • The swimmers must have competed in the 2017/2018 Swimming Gold Coast Regional Championships (LC) and Winter Championships (SC).

Eligibility
To be considered for selection a swimmer must:

  • Be a financial member of a Swimming Gold Coast Swimming Club.
  • Be in the following age group categories: Girls 9 – 10 years & Boys 10 – 11 years.
  • Ages as of March 2018

Minimum Performance Requirements
JX Qualifying Standard in the appropriate category for a specific Clinic:

  • Swim a time that equals or betters the specific JX Qualifying Standard for the particular age group.
  • Long Course times used only as per the JX Qualifying standards
  • Short Course times used only as per the JX Qualifying standards
  • The selection meets will be Swimming Gold Coast Club Meets & Regional Championships.

Please note:

Clinic Dates

  1. Saturday 23 June 2018.
  2. Saturday 25 August 2018.
  3. Saturday 13 October 2018.
  4. Saturday 12 January 2019.

All Clinics will be from 10am – 12.30 noon (including all activities).

Clinic Content
Each clinic will have a slightly different educational content based around the importance of Fundamental Swimming Skills such as:

  • Pre Pool Preparation & Activation.
  • Core Body Alignment & Floatation Skills.
  • Sculling & Water Feel.
  • Starting Progressions & Streamlining.
  • Dolphin Kicking.
  • Turns.
  • Drills, Skills, Swimming Technique & Coordination.
  • Team Relays

Team Size
The specific numbers for each clinic will depend on the facilities available, however, it will be between 36 – 60 swimmers split into small groups of 12 – 16 – 20 as a guide depending on the content and demand for each clinic.

Notes

  • Swim coaches have the ability to request the region to consider additional swimmers to be added to the development camp. The coach will email the regional committee to request consideration with times of the swimmer. Parents are to liaise with coaches regarding selection and addition to any development clinic.
  • A coach of a club who does not have a swimmer selected for the clinic can nominate a swimmer to attend the clinic provided a coach from the club also attends.
  • TM Data files will be used in the collation of data and legal splits will be permitted.
  • The Swimmer Selection Panel may amend these selection criteria at any time at its discretion in the best interests of the swimmers and the development of swimming for the region.
  • All inquiries are to be direct by email only to development@swimminggoldcoast.org.au

Athlete Eligibility Criteria

Swimming Clinics:

  • Junior – Youth Stroke Camps 2018/2019.

Selection:

Consideration will be given to swimmers who have competed in the 2017/2018 Swimming Gold Coast Regional Championships, Swimming Gold Coast Regional Club Meets, SQ State Championships and National Age Championships 2018.

  • Only Long Course Times will be considered.

Eligibility

To be considered for selection a swimmer must:

Be a member of a Swimming Gold Coast Swimming Club.

  • Be in the following age group categories: (Age as of 1 June 2018)
  • Girls 16 years and under
  • Boys 17 years and under

Consideration may be given to swimmers older than the age group categories if a request from the coach is put forward and it is deemed appropriate with regard to the athlete’s development.

Category Strokes
Minimum Performance Requirements

1) The Highest top 6 Ranked Swimmers in each event listed below. This will be a total of 12 swimmers (6 girls & 6 boys) on each of the below strokes:

  • Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke 100m events.

2) The Highest top 6 Ranked Swimmers in each event listed below. This will be a total of 12 swimmers (6 girls & 6 boys) on the 400m Freestyle:

  • Freestyle 400m event

3) The Highest top 8 Ranked Swimmers in the 100m Freestyle event listed below. This will be a total of 16 swimmers (8 girls & 8 boys) on the 100m Freestyle:

  • Freestyle 100m event

The swimmers coach will select which camp the swimmer will attend.

Please note:

 

Clinic Dates

  1. Wednesday 26 September 2018
  2. Wednesday 3 October 2018

All Clinics will be from 8.30am – 11:15am (including all activities).

Clinic Content

Each Clinic will have an educational component based around:

  • Pre Swim Preparation & Activation
  • Swimming Technique & Swimming Skills.
  • Stroke Counting & Stroke Efficiency.
  • Pacing of Sets.
  • Aerobic & Race Specific Development.
  • Team Relays.

Bringing the Best Swimmers of the SGC Region to Perform Together.

Team Size
Will be 6 swimmers in each of the Girls & Boys 100m Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke & 400m Freestyle. There will be 8 Boys and Girls selected for the 100m Freestyle.

Notes

  • Swim coaches have the ability to request the region to consider additional swimmers to be added to the development camp. The coach will email the regional committee to request consideration with times of the swimmer. Parents are to liaise with coaches regarding selection and addition to any development clinic.
  • Consideration may be given to additional swimmers if a request from the coach is put forward and it is deemed appropriate with regard to the athlete’s development. For example this may be the situation in events outside the selection process.
  • TM Data files will be used in the collation of data and legal splits will be permitted.
  • The Swimmer Selection Panel may amend these selection criteria at any time at its discretion in the best interests of the swimmers and the development of swimming for the region.
  • All inquiries are to be direct by email only to development@swimminggoldcoast.org.au
Girls Strokes
Butterfly
100m
Backstroke
100m
Breaststroke
100m
Freestyle
100m
Freestyle
400m
Age GroupAge GroupAge GroupAge GroupAge Group
16/U16/U16/U16/U16/U
6 swimmers6 swimmers6 swimmers8 swimmers6 swimmers
6 Girls6 Girls6 Girls8 Girls6 Girls
TOTAL: 32 Swimmers
Boys Strokes
Butterfly
100m
Backstroke
100m
Breaststroke
100m
Freestyle
100m
Freestyle
400m
Age GroupAge GroupAge GroupAge GroupAge Group
16/U16/U16/U16/U16/U
6 swimmers6 swimmers6 swimmers8 swimmers6 swimmers
6 Boys6 Boys6 Boys8 Boys6 Boys
TOTAL: 32 Swimmers
Total 12Total 12Total 12Total 12Total 12
Butterfly
100m
Backstroke
100m
Breaststroke
100m
Freestyle
100m
Freestyle
400m
TOTAL: 64 Swimmers

Athlete Eligibility Criteria

Swimming Clinics:

  • Junior Development Clinics 200m Individual Medley and 200m Freestyle.

Selection:
The swimmers must also have competed in the Swimming Gold Coast Regional Championships and consideration will be given to any other meet within the SGC Region.

Eligibility
To be considered for selection a swimmer must:

  • Be a financial member of a Swimming Gold Coast Swimming Club.
  • Be in the following age group categories: Girls 11 – 13 years & Boys 12 – 14 years
  • Age as of the SGC Regional LC Championships, Friday 9 March 2018 for the 1st Clinic on Wednesday 4 July 2018
  • Age as of the SGC Regional SC Championships, Friday 4 August 2018 for the 2nd Clinic on Saturday 1 September 2018.

Minimum Performance Requirements
The first 4 Ranked swimmers in each of the age group and event categories of 200m Individual Medley and 200m Freestyle:

  • The selection meets will be the SGC Regional Championships and must have completed at either Winter and Summer championships.

Please note:

 

Clinic Dates

  1. Wednesday 4 July 2018 – Long Course Selection
  2. Saturday 1 September 2018 – Short Course Selection

All Clinics will be from 7:30am – 11:00am (including all activities).

Clinic Content
Each Clinic will have an educational component based around:

  • Swimming Technique & Swimming Skills.
  • Stroke Counting & Stroke Efficiency.
  • Pacing of Sets.
  • Aerobic & Speed Development.
  • Team Relays.
  • Bringing the Best Swimmers of the SGC Region to Perform Together.
  • Plus a Classroom or Land based Educational Component

Team Size
Four swimmers in each of the age group categories in each of 200m Individual Medley and 200m Freestyle. This will be a total of 24 swimmers (12 girls & 12 boys) on each of 200m Individual Medley and 200m Freestyle Clinics (Total 48 swimmers)

Notes

  • Swim coaches have the ability to request the region to consider additional swimmers to be added to the development camp. The coach will email the regional committee to request consideration with times of the swimmer. Parents are to liaise with coaches regarding selection and addition to any development clinic.
  • A coach of a club who does not have a swimmer selected for the clinic can nominate a swimmer to attend the clinic provided a coach from the club also attends.
  • TM Data files will be used in the collation of data and legal splits will be permitted.
  • The Swimmer Selection Panel may amend these selection criteria at any time at its discretion in the best interests of the swimmers and the development of swimming for the region.
  • All inquiries are to be direct by email only to development@swimminggoldcoast.org.au

Each year the following regions meet to compete for the Patron Shield

  • Swimming Gold Coast 
  • Brisbane Swimming Association
  • Wide Bay Swimming Association
  • Darling Downs Regional Swimming Association

Rules and Conduct of the meet:

  • Competitors must be between the ages of 9 and 13 as at day of competition, Sunday, 23rd September 2018.
  • Swimmers can complete in a maximum of 3 individual and 2 relay events.
  • Freestyle relays are 10x25m and must consist of (2) swimmers from each age group- 9’s to 13’s. (Starting order is at the discretion of the Team Managers)
  • Regions may nominate two Relay Teams (A&B) for the 10x25m relays and points will be awarded to all teams.
  • Multi Class events for swimmers 15 years and under, with a maximum of 4 individual events.
  • SQ rules apply, any disputes will be adjudicated by the Meet Referee.
  • This is a Short Course Qualifying Meet.

This is an “invitation only” event

Swimmers are invited by GCRSA to swim for the Gold Coast Region team, and the selection is with the fastest swimmers being invited over meet results from Swimming Gold Coast Meets and Championships for short course of the current year.  A swimmers can only compete in 3 individual events. This makes it quite a task to get the selection right to ensure the region has the right mix of swimmers for the relays and the 3 individual events.

The Patrons Shield will be awarded, to the Team with the highest total points, on the following basis:

  • Individuals: 1st – 8 points; 2nd – 7 points; 3rd – 6points; 4th – 5 points; 5th – 4 points; 6th – 3 points; 7th – 2 points; 8th – 1 point.
  • Relays: Double points of those for Individual Events.

Regional Relay Team information is coming soon.