Emerging Talent Squads  

The Emerging talent squads provide athletes the opportunity to keep rising through each squad level, training in the direction of the athlete pathway program. These athletes are more serious and strive to compete at a national level. Find out more about the Emerging Talent squads by clicking through to each category.

National Squads

National Open

Requirements of participant include:

  • National Open pool qualifiers
  • National Open / Open Water qualifiers 16yrs years and over
  • 10 sessions per week
  • Must attend 60% of SLC Aquadot club meets

National Age

Requirements of participant include:

  • National Age pool qualifiers 13 yrs and over
  • 9 sessions per week
  • Must attend 60% of SLC Aquadot club meets

National Surf

Requirements of participant include:

  • 6 sessions per week
  • National Surf or Royal Life Saving Gold Medalists
  • Water Polo National League players
  • Ex-National Level Swimmers
  • Maximum 10 in squad
  • Must be a member, and race where possible, for SLC Aquadot. 16yrs and over

Note: Other swimmers can be considered for inclusion by discretion of the head coach.


State Squad

State squad is aimed at state qualifiers aged 11 years and over.Requirements of participant include:

  • National Age pool qualifiers under 13 yrs old
  • National Age Open Water qualifiers
  • National Open Open Water qualifiers 15yrs and under
  • 7 sessions per week
  • Must attend 60% of SLC Aquadot Club Meets

Sessions run for 2 hours

Note:Other swimmers can be considered for inclusion -by discretion of the Head Coach.


Pre - Senior State Squad

Pre - senior state squad is aimed at swimmers 12 years and over who have not yet qualified for state level competition. Requirements of participant include:

  • 6 sessions available per week
  • Attendance at SLC Aquadot club meets is encouraged

Sessions run for 1 ½ hours


Junior State Squad

Junior State Squad is aimed at 9 - 12 year old metropolitan qualifiers, with the aim to be racing at state level. Requirements of participant include:

  • State Age qualifiers 11 yrs and under
  • 6 sessions per week
  • Must attend 60% of SLC Aquadot Club Meets

Sessions run for 2 hours

Note: Other swimmers can be considered for inclusion by discretion of the Head Coach


Pre - Junior State Squad

Pre - Junior Squad is aimed at 7-10 year old talented swimmers. Requirements of participant include:

  • Must be striving to achieve Metropolitan and State qualifying times
  • Three sessions per week
  • Must attend 60% of SLC Aquadot Club Meets

Sessions run for 90 minutes

Note: Other swimmers can be considered for inclusion by discretion of the Head Coach.


Mini - Squads

Mini - Squads is aimed at talented swimmers aged 7 and up. Requirements of participant include:

  • Must be striving to race at Area race meets
  • 3 sessions per week
  • Must attend 60% of SLC Aquadot Club Meets

Note: Other swimmers can be considered for inclusion by discretion of the Head Coach

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