Swimming Australia Announces 2018 Junior Excellence Program Recipients

Swimming Australia has announced their 2017-18 recipients of their Junior Excellence Program, which recognizes, rewards and encourages junior swimmers to achieve a high standard of swimming excellence.

Based on time standards implemented by Swimming Australia, swimmers aged 9-16 qualify for either the Gold, Silver, Bronze or Green standard, based on their performances during the season.

Check out all of the 2017-18 recipients below:

You can also find the 2017-18 qualifying standards here.

The program was implemented in 2007, and has successfully motivated and encouraged younger swimmers to set and achieve goals on their road to becoming a senior athlete. With the standards being released prior to each season, they are a great tool for swimmers and coaches to use as targets throughout the year.

For full program info, click here.

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Seems like Western Australia has succeeded from the Australian Federation at last. No mention of this swimming outpost.

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James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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