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Swimming Development Squads
FNQ Developement Squad
FNQ Development State Squad - Qualification Times - Application Form
By Application Only
The Squad Development Squad is aimed at swimmers between 12-18 years of age who meet the FNQ Qualifying times and are striving to qualify for State and National Age Championships. Swimmers in the State Development Squad are introduced to advanced racing skills, conditioning for performance and support services such as dryland programming and the introduction of sport science services.
Eligibility: Open to swimmers, subject to meeting FNQ qualifying times eligible to attend the 2020 Queensland Long Course State Championship (including an 11 year old who will be 12 on the first day of the 2020 championship).
Applications for the 2020/21 Season State Development Squad will open on August 5 and close on August 30. Invitations to swimmers who have made the squad will be issued ahead of the September, 2020 clinic.
FNQ High Performance Squad - Qulaification Times
By Invitation Only
The High Performance Squad is aimed at swimmers (13-18) who have qualified or are striving to qualify for the National Age Championships. Swimmers in the High Performance Squad will be involved in organised competition activities, while undertaking comprehensive dryland programs. Sport science services and education opportunities support these athletes in their training and competition environment.2021:Invitations for the 2021 High Performance Squad season will be issued in January (after the 2020 Queensland State Championships). If a swimmer meets eligibility criteria after this date, they are invited to email FNQ Swimming at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swimming QLD Development Squads - FNQ Swimmers
Swimming Queensland has a proud history of athletes and coaches that have progressed through our Development Program, going on to represent Australia at both Youth and Open-level international events.
Over the years the program has evolved, and more recently has been designed to align with Swimming Queensland's Long Term Athlete Development philosophy, as well as the Australian Sports Commission and Swimming Australia's FTEM (Foundation – Talent – Elite – Mastery) framework.
Each year, eligible athletes and coaches are notified of their selection for an upcoming team or as a member of our Swimming Queensland McDonald’s Development Squads. Below you’ll find a list of current and previous Swimming Queensland McDonald’s Development Squad and Queensland Team members.
After being selected, throughout the season, there will be different teams, camps, workshops or clinics that provide the appropriate level of development and educational support required to progress along the pathway. Where relevant, squad and team members will be given the opportunity to attend.