Swimming

Swimming

Want to take the next step in your Swimming career?

The IAS / SESA Swimming Program will help deliver an effective program that assists identified athletes to access quality technical and educational development opportunities delivered by professional providers in a well-managed and controlled environment within the IAS and SESA operational regions. Scholarships are offered for a 12-month period commencing after Swimming Australia Nationals.

Nominations closed. Register for next intake

The program will provide coaching, training and competition to improve athlete development with a view to:

  • Develop the fundamental skill level of athletes which will enhance their potential to make finals at Nationals
  • Provide an introduction and progression into sport specific strength and conditioning
  • Provide education around athletic development as well as personal development in topics such as Nutrition, Sport Psychology, Media Skills / Public Speaking, Youth Leadership, Drugs in Sport
  • The program will conduct weekly skills based and strength and conditioning training to which attendance is expected

2020/21 Squad

Nicholas Bamford
Kaylah Brennan
Lukas Burri
Bailey Caple
Bailey Crehan
Alex Down
Talika Irvine
Matthew Leembruggen
Teagan Myers
Madison Newman
Regan Smith

Scholarship Components

Swim Coaching

Skill Development

Testing

Strength & Conditioning

Media Skills

Education Sessions


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Athlete Eligibility

Athletes can be based anywhere within the South Eastern Swimming Association (SNSW SESA) region incorporating Illawarra Academy of Sport and South East Sports Academy geographical areas.

Athletes are selected by invitation only after meeting the below selection criteria.

Athletes identifying as Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander are eligible to participate in the MCR Indigenous Sports Program (ISP). The ISP provides an opportunity for the IAS to provide mentorship and a dedicated level of focus upon the outcomes and support for Indigenous athletes.

Indigenous Sports Program


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Selection Criteria

Qualifiers for the Australian National Age Championships that did NOT make finals (Top 10) in Olympic events

Qualifiers for the Australian Open (Club) Championships that did NOT make finals (Top 10) in Olympic events

Qualifiers for Australian Open & Age Open Water Championships that made the Top 10 in their age group (regardless of visitors)

Male

– Australian Age Championships 14 – 17 years of age at date of championships
– Australian Club Championships 18 – 21 years of age at date of championships
– Open Water Swimming Championships – 14 – 21 years of age as of 31st December 2020

Female

– Australian Age Championships 13 – 16 years of age at date of championships
– Australian Club Championships 17 – 20 years of age at date of championships

Open Water Swimming Championships 14 – 20 years of age as of 31st December 2020


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Fees

The IAS is the only regional Academy to not charge an athlete levy to athletes successful in obtaining a scholarship. However, athletes may be required to contribute to some additional components of the program such as camps and tours.

Athletes will also be required to purchase the IAS squad uniform.