The STARplex Squad Program offers two pathways for swimmers who have completed our Swim School top level (Turtles) and wish to continue.
STARplex Mini Squad and Rising Stars
After passing Turtles, swimmers are invited to join a recreational stream which is made up of Mini Squad and Rising Stars. It is here that swimmers can further develop their techniques. After completing the requirements in these levels, swimmers can continue to the Fitness Squads or the competition stream.
STARplex Swim Club (competitive)
Includes four levels which all have structured entry and participation requirements. The program enables swimmers to compete at all sanctioned Swimming SA events and meets including state and national championships as a member of the STARplex Swim Club. The STARplex Swim Club Programs are affiliated with the STARplex Swim Club and therefore it is compulsory for all swimmers of this stream (State Development Squad and above) to be members of the STARplex Swim Club.
Enrol in STARplex Swim Squad Program in 2023/2024 and SAVE $100 when you claim your Sports Voucher.
The Sports Vouchers program has been expanded to include students in Year 8 and 9. This means Sports Vouchers will be available for all children aged 5 to 15 years old.
Visit www.sportsvoucher.sa.gov.au to download your voucher today! *T&Cs apply.
STARplex Squad Program Head Coach – Alex Palmer
Alex holds a silver license from the Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA) and is also an Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) coach. Alex coaches the National Development Squad and National Squad Stars Squad’ six days a week. Prior to joining STARplex he raced for the Elizabeth Aquatic Club for eight years winning 100 state medals and two national age medals.
STARplex State Squad Coach – Joshua Palmer
Joshua has 18 years’ experience as a competitive swimmer and was on the 2016 Olympic Team, is a National Champion, State Champion and State Record Holder. Joshua is currently also training himself and actively competing at swim meets.
Josh also works as a Personal Trainer in the STARplex Fitness Centre.