Optus Junior Dolphins
The Optus Junior Dolphins is an exciting new national swimming program where kids can have fun with their friends and improve their swimming in a safe environment. After successful pilots across Australia, Junior Dolphins will be launched nationally this spring! The program will be delivered through swimming clubs, swim schools and primary schools.
Hosting an Optus Junior Dolphins Carnival
Host Carnival Application Form.
Host Club Carnival Checklist
Junior Swim Meet Model
Requesting new Club Delivery Centre Kits
What’s the program?
Developed in partnership with industry experts, Optus Junior Dolphins is designed to increase participation in swimming in a fun and engaging way, helping kids across Australia develop their swimming skills further at a pace that’s right for them. Aimed at kids who have already learnt the basics of swimming, Optus Junior Dolphins is designed for kids aged between 5 and 8 years old. It’s perfect for kids in the mini and junior squads of swimming clubs, or for those who are interested in joining a swimming club for the first time.
Optus Junior Dolphins focuses on fun and teaches skills within a non-competitive learning environment to encourage kids to continue their swimming journey.
What are the benefits?
Optus Junior Dolphins has some great benefits for clubs and their junior members! These include:
BE PART OF A RECOGNISED NATIONAL PROGRAM
Optus Junior Dolphins has been developed to become an iconic national junior swimming program, supported by high profile ambassadors and a national marketing campaign, including advertising Channel 7.
FREE CLUB MEMBERSHIP FOR KIDS UNDER 7
All kids aged 7 and under will receive free club membership. Kids aged 8 will receive half price membership.
FREE PARTICIPANT PACK
All Optus Junior Dolphins will get a free participant pack in their first year of registration, which includes a Junior Dolphins t-shirt and bag!
DELIVERY CENTRE KIT
All clubs can access a Delivery Centre Kit with an operations manual, program curriculum and a carnival guide to help plan and implement the program.
All clubs can access a promotional toolkit with posters, flyers, banners, award ribbons and a digital toolkit to help promote the program locally.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
All coaches and teachers of competitive swimming will have access to free training and development through ASCTA State Conferences or via online learning.
INCREASED MEMBERSHIP BASE
Optus Junior Dolphins is designed to make clubs stronger and more financially stable, as well as give coaches a wider base to identify, nurture and develop our future swimmers.
Optus Junior Dolphins aims to:
Promote a welcoming club environment which is fun and social;
Provide a program tailored to suit the needs and abilities of young swimmers;
Allow children to improve their swimming skills in a non-competitive environment;
Provide a platform for a mutually beneficial relationship between swim schools and clubs;
Give coaches a chance to identify, nurture and develop swimmers