The purpose of the SMNE Age National Performance Squad is to improve elite racing skills. The program targets the differences in knowledge and skill between National Age qualifiers, finalists and place getters.
The squad will comprise at least 3 race clinics over the year with coaches and swimmers from SMNE clubs training together, to share skills and resources, to develop learning points for each swimmer.
The end state for all swimmers should be to improve ranking at the following Age National Championship, with the intent of making finals.
April/Early May Coaches or club presidents to nominate Swimmers
Early May Swimmers invited to join
13-May-18 National Age Performance Race Clinic (@PLC), 8am to 10:45am, bring normal training and racing gear
10-Jun-18 National Age Performance Race Clinic (@PLC)
14-Oct-18 National Age Performance Race Clinic (@PLC)
The number of places will be limited and selection is a competitive process.
The swimmers will be nominated by SMNE Coaches, or SMNE Development Convenor or Club Presidents. If you are interested, please contact email@example.com .
Final selection will be the SMNE selection committee, based on swimmers PBs at official meets, targeting National Qualifiers but will not be limited to swimmers who have already competed at Nationals. Younger swimmers with skills that better fit the SMNE Age National Performance Squad than other SMNE squads may be invited to the squad, or to participate in some elements of it in addition to their regular development squad.
All SMNE coaches may participate, though the focus will be on early and mid career coaches of elite swimmers from SMNE clubs and coaches of swimmers in attendance. These coaches have the necessary expertise for intensive teaching and will benefit from an opportunity to collaborate and work with SNSW resources.
$80 will be payable if your nomination is successful.
Selection for SMNE Age Nationals Performance Squad (SMNE ANPS) is by invitation only.
If you are interested in the SMNE ANPS, please contact your coach or the development convenor for more information
Applications are now closed.