The Victorian Coach and Athlete Pathway provides a comprehensive suite of development squads and programs to cater for both the up and coming athlete as well as for the established elite swimmer along with developing coaches and support staff networks. Development Squad members benefit from increased support systems, education and race exposure. Selection to these squads is through consideration of performances over the preceding season, based on a series of criteria, qualifying times and standards. The Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) is the highest point of the Pathway and is a vital link for Victorian swimmers gaining selection onto and consolidating their position within the National Team.
The Victorian State Team competes at the State Teams Age Short Course Championships annually. A Team of 40 athletes plus coaches are selected to represent Victoria and travel to the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra to take part in the state verse state competition.
Victoria have a number of swimmers graduating from the SV Development Squads and Programs into the VIS and onto Australian Teams.
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