A total of 280 Bio Island Australian JX swimmers enjoyed a masterclass led by Swimming Australia's swimming talent during the Australian Age Championships earlier in April.
Swimming Australia, along with Swimming Queensland, organised two bumper Bio Island Australian JX clinics at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre where the talented young swimmers were treated to a clinic with National Youth Coach Glenn Berigen and four Australian Dolphins.
The Australian Junior Excellence (JX) program recognises performances of swimmers aged 9 – 13 to encourage and inspire the next generation of competitive swimmers.
Delivered in conjunction with all states and territories, this program provides junior swimmers with access to a host of elite role models.
Each JX swimmer spent the clinic developing their stroke and learning valuable skills by a Dolphin who specialised in each stroke.
Those Dolphins included three-time Olympic medallists Andrew Lauterstein (Butterfly) and Christian Sprenger (Breaststroke), two-time Olympian Meagen Nay (Backstroke) and Paralympian Jacob Templeton (Freestyle).
Glenn Berigen briefed the JX swimmers at the start and end of the clinics with former High Performance Coach and Swimming Australia CEO Alex Baumann also in attendance across both days to witness the JX swimmers be taken through their paces by our Australian Dolphins.
Swimming Australia is proud to partner with Bio Island making the JX program possible and the development of JX swimmers through pathways programs.