SAPSASA (South Australian Primary School Sports Association)
SAPSASA - Primary School Sport is part of the Department for Education and Child Development's School Sport Unit at 32a Dew Street, Thebarton. SAPSASA works within the Department for Education and Child development for the delivery of School Sport.
SAPSASA works in consultation with Secondary School Sport SA (SSSSA), also based at the School Sport Unit to conduct school sport programs from R-12 DECD, Catholic and Independant schools.
Affiliation with SAPSASA is open to every government and non-government school with a primary component in the state. Primary school children aged 10 years and older are eligible to participate.
Annually a Lower Eyre Peninsula Primary School Swimming championships is held at the Port Lincoln Leisure Centre on Friday of Week 3 / Term 4. From this carnival invitations are made to commence training with the Lower Eyre Peninsula SAPSASA Squad with final selections made at time trials in late February the following year.
The Country SAPSASA and Multi - Class Competition is held at the SA Leisure and Aquatic Centre in Marion in March . A Team Manager is appointed from one of our regional primary schools and the team is accompanied by a coach from the West Coast Swimming Club.
The Lower Eyre Peninsula team has performed exceptionally well at these championships over the past 10 years. Winning the honour of being Country Champion District on three separate occasions.
SSSSSA (South Australian Secondary School Sports Association)
SSSSSA - Secondary School Sport is part of the Department for Education and Child Development's School Sport Unit at 32a Dew Street, Thebarton. SASSSA works within the Department for Education and Child development for the delivery of School Sport.
All secondary schools in South Australia may be registered with Secondary School Sport SA.
Registration to join Secondary School Sport SA enables a school to enter students from Years 8 - 13 (students must be U/20 on the 1st January) into Secondary School Sport SA competitions. 13 year old students in primary schools can compete in Secondary School Sport SA competitions that are linked to Interstate Championships.
Annually a combined 'Far West' team is selected to attend their respective championships meet at the SA Leisure and Aquatic Centre in Marion. The team most commonly competes in either A or B grade competition which is dependent on the previous years performance. The event is held in early March.