The STARplex Squad Program offers two pathways for swimmers who have completed our swim school top level (Turtles) and wish to continue.
STARplex Challenge (non-competitive)
This recreational stream is made up of Mini Squad and Rising Stars. After completing the requirements in these levels, swimmers can continue to the Fitness Squads or the competition stream. This stream incorporates expertise from other areas of STARplex in order to provide swimmers with variety in their training and to ensure they gain maximum benefit.
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.
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 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.