The State Squad is for swimmers age 12 years and over, progressing to or competing at National Age level. Selection in this squad is criteria based and capped in size.

Coaches: Nick Moore

Entry Criteria

State Squad
Squad placement is made at the discretion of the coaching team with the following criteria being taken into account:

  • Athlete is 12 years and over.
  • Has made two qualifying standards below in a 100m or 200m Event – one preferably the 200 IM. Times are approximately between SA State Age and National Age Qualifying times.
  • Selected at the Coaching Team’s discretion.
  • Swimmers train a minimum of 6 sessions per week.



State-National Age Transition
15 year and over swimmers who still have the desire to compete at National Level will have the opportunity to train with National Age on Wed am and Sat am. This will also apply to 14 year olds who have been in squad for over 3 years.


Swimming Schedule

Monday 5.15am – 5.30am Dryland5.30am – 7.00am 4.30pm – 5.15pm Dryland/Bootcamp Only
Tuesday 5.15pm – 5.30pm Dryland
5.30pm – 7.00pm
Wednesday 5.00am – 5.30am Dryland
5.30am – 7.00am
(with National Maroon)
5.15pm – 5.30pm Dryland
5.30pm – 7.00pm
Thursday 5.00pm – 5.30pm Bootcamp/Spin
5.30pm – 7.00pm
Friday 5.15pm – 7.00pm
(with National Maroon)
Saturday 5.15am – 5.30am Dryland
5.30am – 7.00am
7.00am – 7.15am Stretching
(with Development Squad)

Coach Bio – Nick Moore

Nick grew up in Adelaide where he started his coaching career. After moving to Cairns in 2010, he took up an assistant coaching role at Marlin Coast swimming club. He remained an assistant coach at the club for 4 years before taking on the role of Head Coach for a further year. He worked as Head Coach at the Mossman Swimming Club before deciding to take the opportunity to coach at SAALC for Marion Swimming Club.

State Squad