The State Championship Squad assists athletes to perform at the South Australian Age Championship meets. Athletes are primarily 14-18 years of age and attend 5-7 sessions per week with participants developing all aspects of stroke technique, fitness levels and race skills to prepare for competition.

Entry into the squad is by invite from the Coach of the State Championship Squad. Athletes must demonstrate high levels of commitment and performance to maintain their place within the squad with squad re-selections completed after the major performance championships throughout the year.

Age: Primarily between 14-18 years of age


Sessions: Athletes are encouraged to attend at least 5 sessions per week.




Coach: Carole Margrison Email:


MONDAY                    5.30am-7.30am          6.00pm-7.30pm

TUESDAY                     5.30am-7.30am         

WEDNESDAY                                                  4.30pm-6.00pm

THURSDAY                  5.30am-7.30am         

FRIDAY                        5.30am-7.30am          5.30pm-7.30pm

SATURDAY                  6.00am-8.00am



The training fee for State Championship Squad $145.00 per Month

In a case where an athlete may have a serious injury or illness, and misses three or more weeks of training please contact the CLUB TREASURER to organise temporarily freezing your training fees.



State Championship Squad competes in Targeted Meets & State Championships.



Two of the most important aspects of being involved in the Playford Aquatic Club is good communication between the coach, swimmer and parents and the effective distribution of information to families by the coach and the club.

Seasonal meetings will be held for each squad where the coach will provide information to parents and swimmers including competition schedules.

If a swimmer or parent has any questions or concerns, they are asked to speak to their coach.


The Club uses a number of communication methods to keep members up to date;


Email – Emails are our main form of communication with our Members. Please ensure the Club has an up to date email address to contact you. If you need to update your email address please contact the CLUB SECRETARY.


Notice Board – Relevant information regarding upcoming meets can be found on the Club Notice Board.


Newsletter- Every family is required to subscribe to the “Club News” email service. Parents and swimmers can subscribe HERE.








The athletes in State Championship Squad can progress to:


  • High Performance Squad – athletes who:
  • have consistently attended 5+ sessions per week as prescribed by the coach
  • have qualified to compete at National Age or National Open Water Championships
  • will normally be 14+ years of age
  • have consistently attended competitions as prescribed by the coach
  • are physically and mentally ready for the increase in commitment
  • are physically and mentally ready for the increase in training workload


Progressions from State Championship Squad generally occur at the beginning of each season (after Long Course or Short Course State Championships) however a transition phase may take place at any time.

Athlete progression will be decided by the relevant Coaches within the Coaching Team.



State Championship Squad Swimmers are asked to have their own:

  • Flippers
  • Kick Board
  • Pull Buoy
  • Paddles
  • Snorkels