Swimming Australia coordinates the Georgina Hope Swimmers Foundation Junior Excellence Program (JX). The JX program exists to encourage swimmers to strive to achieve set qualifying times throughout the season. Swimmers who achieve a JX standard time will receive a JX Pack that will be distributed by Ginninderra Swimming Club, usually at the annual presentation breakfast.
The Australian Junior Excellence Program (JX), recognises rewards and encourages junior swimmers who, through their development of aquatic skills and fitness, achieve a high standard of swimming excellence.
Each JX Swimmer receives:
- A special JX cap (9 & 10 yo) or a special JX T-shirt (11-13 yo)
- Certificate of achievement signed by the National Youth Coach and Olympian
- A motivational poster featuring elite Australian swimmers
- Publication of their name on the Swimming Australia website.
Qualifying times for the JX awards can be found here.
Further information, including previous award winners can be found here.
NOTE: Swimming Australia has recently conducted a review of both JX and YPS programs based on feedback from swimmers and coaches. As a result, the YPS program will cease to exist in its current format.
What has changed?
The YPS program will be rolled into the JX program banner as of the 2015/2016 program year, with the following changes:
One program for children aged 9-16
One category in which 12/13 year old children can qualify
The Gold Star award will no longer exist and there will be a consistent program throughout
A new level of JX Legend has been introduced for all ages. This is for children who have received a Gold JX award for 5 years or more, or race at the Australian Age National Titles as a 15 or 16 year old. Swimmers who become a ‘JX Legend’ will receive special recognition on the website
Why the change?
Swimming Australia want to make sure that JX is serving its purpose to our members. These changes will allow Swimming Australia to recognise, reward and encourage more swimmers and acknowledge their hard work, whilst still recognising those who excel.