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About Optus Junior Dolphins for Clubs

 

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, Optus Junior Dolphins was launched nationally in September 2016! The program will be delivered through swimming clubs, swim schools and primary schools.

Watch the video to hear from Australian Dolphins Madi Wilson and Emma McKeon talk about their experience as a Junior Dolphin!

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 your Club and your junior members!

These include:

FREE CLUB MEMBERSHIP FOR KIDS UNDER 7, HALF PRICE FOR 8 YEARS

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 an Optus Junior Dolphins t-shirt and drawstring bag! At the start of each season, we will send your Club an allocation based off your data in ClubLANE. If throughout the season you need a top-up, email admin.qld@swimming.org.au and we can organise this for you.

DELIVERY CENTRE KIT

A Delivery Centre Kit is available to your Club to help promote the Optus Junior Dolphins program. The kit contains 2 Trainer Polo-Shirts, a mesh sign and a pop up banner. This is a free offering to affiliated clubs. Most clubs have received their kit, however, if your Club would like one, please email us admin.qld@swimming.org.au 

OJD Delivery Centre Kit Inclusions

TOOLS AND RESOURCES

There are a lot of different resources available for your Club to help market and promote the program in your environment. These include things such as posters, flyers, web banner, logos, and more. You can find them here!

HOST AN OPTUS JUNIOR DOLPHINS CARNIVAL

Focused on kids having fun in a non-competitive learning environment, there are 3 types of carnivals:

Find out more about hosting a carnival here.

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. 

BE PART OF A RECOGNISED NATIONAL PROGRAM

Optus Junior Dolphins has been developed to become an iconic national junior swimming program, spported by high profile ambassadors and a national marketing campaign.

 

Share your Optus Junior Dolphins activity!

We love seeing your Club getting involved in Optus Junior Dolphins! Send us your pictures and/or videos of your members having fun in their Optus Junior Dolphins T-shirts, or participating in an Optus Junior Dolphins Carnival via email: admin.qld@swimming.org.au on facebook @SwimmingQLD or insta @swimming_queensland, using #optusjuniordolphins

 

Want to find out more?

If you’re looking for your nearest Optus Junior Dolphins Delivery Centre, visit the Swim Finder!

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