2018 SMSW DEVELOPMENT PLAN AND CALENDAR
changes to the Area Age groups – ie METRO SOUTH WEST CHAMPIONSHIPS
12 – 13 year old male and female swimmers can only compete in one Area Championships per season
· E.g. If a swimmer is 12yrs old and doesn’t age up till after the Australian Age Championships (turns 13 after 15 April, 2019) then Swimming NSW recommends that they participate in the Junior Area Championships.
· E.g. If a swimmer ages up and is eligible to compete at the 2019 Australian Age Championships then Swimming NSW recommends that they participate in the Senior Area Championships.
Note: Ultimately it is up to the Swimmer, their Coach and their parent/guardian(s) about which stream is best for them.
If you compete in the Senior Area Championships, and then enter the second Junior Area Championships, YOUR ENTRIES WILL BE WITHDRAWN AND NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN. All entrants into the Junior Area Championships will be checked. (Even though the Online Entry system will "let you" enter both - the rules state that you cannot enter both).
changes to NSW STATE AGE – METROPOLITAN AND STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
· 12 – 13 year old male and female swimmers can only compete in one Metropolitan Area & SNSW State Age Championships per season
o E.g. If a swimmer is 12yrs old and doesn’t age up till after the Australian Age Championships (turns 13 after 15 April, 2019) then Swimming NSW recommends that they follow the Junior State Stream (as outlined below).
o E.g. If a swimmer ages up and is eligible to compete at the 2019 Australian Age Championships then Swimming NSW recommends that they follow the Australian Age Stream (as outlined below).
Note 1: Once a Swimmer selects either the Australian Age Stream or the Junior State Stream and swims at their first Championship event, they must stay in that stream for the duration of the season.
Note 2: Ultimately it is up to the Swimmer, their Coach and their parent/guardian(s) about which stream is best for them.
Note 3: If you compete in the first age group, the Senior State Stream, and then enter the second Junior State Stream, YOUR ENTRIES WILL BE WITHDRAWN AND NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN. All entrants into the Junior State Stream will be checked. (Even though the Online Entry system will "let you" enter both - the rules state that you cannot enter both)
Rationale: With the 10/U-12 Years State Age Championships being previously held in December & January and these swimmers now not being eligible to compete at the National Age Championships, the swimming season is effectively over for those athlete’s mid-way through the season. This change extends the season for these swimmers until the end of March giving them more opportunities to qualify for the State Age Championships. This change also creates separate Metropolitan and State Age Championship events for these swimmers which will reduce time constraints at these events, which means Swimming NSW can allow more swimmers to compete at these events.
Australian Age Stream
1st - 2nd December, 2018
*SNSW 12/13 Years & Over Metropolitan Championships - SOPAC
14th - 19th December, 2018
*SNSW 12/13 - 18 Years State Age Championships - SOPAC
15th - 22nn April, 2019
Australian Age Championships - ADELAIDE
Junior State Stream
2nd - 3rd March, 2019
*SNSW 12/13 Years & Under Metropolitan Championships - SOPAC
30th - 31st March, 2019
*SNSW 12/13 Years & Under State Age Championships - SOPAC
New MSW squads now on MSW website
All members should check for selection and enter the relevant meet / camp directly with
“A” squad will be announced shortly. All national competitors Pool and Open Water) should notify MSW if they require a national jacket.
Please find 2017 NOVICE SQUAD TEAM (Please advise of any errors with age, Spelling or Club)
Remember the following:
i) Swimmer must confirm attendance to training day by 20 May 2017 (Also advise Shirt Size: 8 10 12 14 S M)
to Development: firstname.lastname@example.org
ii) Once confirmed attendance, you are welcome at NOVICE SQUAD TRAINING DAY on Saturday 27 May 2017 at Guildford Pools, corner of Tamplin and Guildford Roads, Guildford at 1:00 Pm for Check in and apparel Distribution, 1:30 to 3:00 PM Training Session with the Area Development Coaches, followed by a sausage sizzle.
Parents / Guardians will pay entry to the pool as Spectators if they wish to watch training. Swimmers Free.
Parents will be given a presentation regarding Development, Swim Meets and general information on swimming.
Welcome to MSW Development.
Thank You for your Co operation
On Behalf of 2017 Development Committee
2016 AREA DEVELOPMENT SQUADS have been selected and announced. Nepean Aquatic Centre Swim Club has received invitations for the following athletes:-
2016 A SQUAD SELECTIONS
ARIZONA STALEY (15) LAUREN WOLSEY (13) ABBEY SLAUGHTER (15) MELISSA FOKES (16)
MAXWELL JOHNSON (15)
KYRON DEACON-CHILMAID (16) KAYLA BENTLEY (15) KEISHA DEACON-CHILMAID (13)
2016 B SQUAD SELECTIONS
COLBOURN, THOMAS (15) DAHL, LAUREN (18) SIMMONS, BENJAMIN (14)- standby selection
2016 C SQUAD SELECTIONS
SLAUGHTER, RYAN (12) JACK HANRAHAN (13) ALYSSA PROCTER (13)
2016 D SQUAD SELECTIONS
HANRAHAN, LACHLAN (9) SLAUGHTER, KIANI (9) WILLETTS, ALANA (10) BETHANY MAVIN (11)
HANRAHAN, SAMUEL (11) BENTLEY, LUCAS (12) BULLARD, CORAL (13) GARDINER,
THOMAS (14) XINOS, ASHLEY (15)
2016 E SQUAD SELECTIONS
NEWMAN, BRITTANEE 20
2016 NOVICE SQUAD SELECTIONS
AMIES, HOLLY (8) FULLER, ASHTON (7) GU, TOMOMI (8) HONEMAN CJ (7) MACKIE,
JENNA (8) SANGER, GRACE (7) THOMAS, ISAAC (7)
WILLETTS, MATTHEW (8) WILLIAMS, HEATH (8)
Congratulations to the selected athletes who have been afforded this opportunity. Athletes will be required to complete skill testing, development day programs, camps etc. as outlined in the respective squad itinerary. The intent of each squad level is for progression of the athletes within the region and for solid co-operation, work ethics, focus and aim. It is understood that all athletes must endorse, pay levies, and attend all sessions of their particular squad to be eligible to receive SMSW Merchandise and apparel.
Information is available on SMSW website and it is suggested that all invitees download the Athlete’s letter together with the medical consent and code of conduct forms plus the relevant squad invitation.
A response is required to be registered on behalf of each squad selected athlete to indicate their intention to attend the activities that are scheduled for the relevant squad itinerary. NOTE: There are limited places available. Should acceptance not be received by the due date, the athlete will forfeit their place and a reserve athlete will be sent an invitation to attend.
D squad camp is scheduled to be held on the weekend of Friday 5th to Sunday 7th August 2016 at the Sydney Academy of Sport, Narrabeen. Athletes attending this development camp may request consideration from SMSW to be collected from camp on the morning of Sunday, 7th August to enable their participation in the NACSC qualifying meet @ SOPAC that is scheduled on this date.
Note: Saturday, 12th & Sunday, 13th November 2016 are the nominated dates for SMSW Long Course Championships to be held at SOPAC. If swimmers are interested in nomination to 2017 developments squads, competing at the SMSW LC Championships is a pre-requisite for selection and therefore, these dates should be noted for entry reference.
MSW Development Meet - Online Entry links
The links below are for the Development Meet entries. MSW won’t be accepting entries via email. Also please note that there are terms and conditions that should be read as well as additional info in the web display on MSW website.
Also please note that there are terms and conditions that should be read as well as additional info in the web display on the MSW website.
Development Opportunities for Technical Officials: Documents and links below.
The SMSW Technical Committee will be providing training modules for members of the area to begin or enhance their technical accreditations. The training modules will be provided with the intention that candidates will be able to seek assessment at the Area meet that follows.
The second training module will be for Marshall and Check Starter. This module will be presented by Neil Rogers in the McCreadie Park Club room at Guildford swimming pool on Tuesday 14 June 2016 at 7:00pm. It would be appreciated if you could please RSVP via email to email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> by Friday 10 June so that appropriate numbers can be accounted for.
Please print and complete the attached training notes and exercises so that the night can be run in an efficient and timely manner for all involved.
In addition to this module, we would like to remind members that the time keeping is course is now available as an online training module. It takes about 25 minutes to complete of which 17 minutes is observing the training video and then a few questions afterwards. If you would prefer this to be your first training avenue, please follow the link below. You will need to be able to save or print your certificate afterwards and if you let us know, we can arrange an appropriate practical assessment for you.
We look forward to the start of this year’s training program and would encourage you to join us.
SMSW Technical Committee
Congratulations to NACSC 2014 / 2015 YPS Award Recipients! See full list below!
Congratulations to NACSC 2014 / 2015 JX Award Recipients! See full list below!
Metro South West Selection Squads
Please find below selection squads A, B, C, D, E and Novice for Metro South West 2015.
Any information about the Squads please contact Swimming Metro South West vwww.metroswnsw.swimming.org.au - Development -
for the Development Squad Framework.