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. The Program now also recognises the achievements of SWD and OWS children.
Under the Program, swimmers aged from 9 to 13 years who accomplish times set by Swimming Australia qualify at Green, Bronze, Silver or Gold standard, depending on their performance/s during the season.
For doing so, qualifiers receive special recognition by way of:
- A distinctive JX cap (9 and 10 year olds) or JX shirt (11 to 13 year olds)
- A JX certificate of achievement, signed by the National Youth Coach and members of the Australian Swim Team!
- A JX motivational poster, featuring elite Australian swimmers
- Publication of their name on this website
Australia is one of the top swimming nations in the world and by achieving the Green, Bronze, Silver or Gold JX standard, junior swimmers are on the pathway to international success.
JX Green means that you completed at least one tier 4 time in any event.
JX Bronze means that you have completed at least one tier 3 time in any event.
JX Silver means that you have completed at least one tier 2 time in any event.
JX Gold means that you have completed at least one tier 1 time in any event.
for 9-10 year-olds, or a tier 1 time in any two events for 11-13 year-olds.