Junior Excellence

The Australian Junior Excellence (JX) Program recognises, rewards and encourages junior swimmers who, through their development of aquatic skills and fitness, achieve a high standard of swimming excellence.
Swimmers aged from 9 to 16 years, who accomplish times set by Swimming Australia, qualify at Gold, Silver, Bronze or Green standard, depending on their best performance/s during the season.

About the Program

The JX Program was established in 2007 to recognise, reward and incentivise junior swimmers who are on a key part of their swimming journey, learning and refining as they develop into senior swimmers. Each year Swimming Australia releases the JX criteria and standards for the forthcoming season which swimmers, parents and coaches can use to as targets throughout the year.
All ‘approved’ swim meet results are loaded into the Swimming Australia ClubLANE system and used as results towards an overall award for each individual swimmer. At the end of the qualification period, Swimming Australia will publish the JX Results on the website and update each swimmers MyLANE avatar with a unique JX avatar.

JX result enquiries have now closed.  Please contact your state office if you have questions regarding JX. 

Qualifying Standards and Criteria


  • How Do I Register For The JX Program?
  • No registration is required for the JX program, all results are calculated by Swimming Australia automatically using swim meet results uploaded by clubs, regions, districts and state associations into the ClubLANE database.

  • How Do I Qualify For The JX Program?
  • To qualify for the JX program, swimmers are required to be a member of Swimming Australia, aged from 9 to 16 years and achieve one of the qualifying criteria set by Swimming Australia within the qualifying timeframe.
    The JX Qualifying standards and criteria can be found on the Swimming Australia website here.

  • How Do I Find Out If I Have Qualified?
  • When the qualification period ends, Swimming Australia prepares the JX results and publishes them on the JX section of the website and uploads a special JX avatar to the recipients MyLANE account.
    Prior to the release of the results, Swimming Australia will publicise the release date of the results to make all swimmers and clubs aware of the release date and time via its social media channels and website.

  • What Happens When I Have My Birthday During the Qualifying Period?
  • Where a swimmer has a birthday during the qualification period and records times under two different age groups, he/she will receive a JX reward depending on the highest standard achieved in either (not both) of those age groups. i.e. if a swimmer achieves Gold standard as a 10-year-old and Silver as a 11 year old, the Gold standard would be awarded.

  • Can I Achieve The Times In A Short Course (25m) Or Long Course (50m) Swimming Pool?
  • Swimmers aged 9 and 10 years can achieve qualifying times in both short course and long course swimming pools. Swimmers aged 11 years to 16 years can only qualify in long course swimming pools.

  • Can I Use Relay Splits as A Qualifying Time?
  • Relay splits including lead off times will not be recognised in the JX program, only individual swims will qualify.

  • How Do I Know Which Swim Meets Are Approved?
  • Approved swim meets are competitions that have achieved the minimum setup and technical official requirements. It is the responsibility of the host organisation of the swim meet to ensure that the requirements have been met as well as recording and uploading the accurate times into the ClubLANE results database.
    The host organisation of the swim meet will publicise if the meet is an ‘approved’ or a ‘non-approved’ meet.

  • How Do I Receive My JX Pack?
  • Once the qualifying period ends, Swimming Australia analyses all swim meet results to determine the qualifying swimmers and their award standard. JX Packs are then packed and sent directly to the swimming club that the swimmer is registered to at the time of releasing the results.

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