Each SWAS Sport Program provides sport specific practical training and competition opportunities for their athletes. These sessions are of an elite standard and are conducted by a specialist coach of either State or National level.
The format for each sport’s practical program is developed to service the needs of the specific sport and each athlete, while complimenting their training and competition loads.
The Athlete Education Program provides personal and sporting development opportunities to athletes through a series of workshops relevant to the holistic development of highly talented athletes.
The aim of the program is to assist athletes in achieving their full potential through the education and practical application of balance in sport and life.
Nutrition is one of the major factors which influence the body's ability to perform athletically. To perform at their best, our athletes need to be well fuelled. This means eating a nutritious and well balanced diet on a daily basis, preparing for training sessions and recovering afterwards by eating a combination of the right foods and fluids.
SWAS Dieticians work towards educating athletes on various elements of their diet that may enhance their performance.
Medical Network & Injury Prevention
SWAS has an extensive Medical Network, Athletes are provided with benefits such as priority access and a discounted consult rate.
The Medical Network includes physiotherapists, sports doctors, massage therapists, osteopaths, podiatrists, orthopedic surgeons and chiropractors.
Full list of medical/allied health providers and benefits can be found. Medical Network 2017.
SWAS places a strong emphasis on holistic development and provides a comprehensive wellbeing and Sports Psychology service to athletes. This is done through a series of education workshops and small group workshops with our Sports Psychology network.
When speaking about wellbeing there is a range of different factors that can impact on athletic performance, as well as our everyday health and wellbeing.
Sleep, stress, diet, exercise and mindfulness are just some of the topics we will look at within our wellbeing workshops to ensure you are functioning at your best.
(Strength & Conditioning)
The aim of the SWAS Strength and Conditioning (S&C) program is to educate athletes on the importance of S&C as both a performance enhancing and injury prevention measure.
Sessions address the components of fitness specific to that sport and take into consideration the development level of the athlete, current training load and competition period of that sport.
Sessions are delivered in five location across the region; Warrnambool, Terang, Camperdown, Hamilton and Portland.
myAISbasecamp is an online program that provides fun and challenging physical sessions in the areas of Ball Skills, Postural Strength, Running Technique and Strength Training Technique as well as educational courses on psychology, nutrition, recovery, physical preparation, personal excellence and video analysis.
The content featured within myAISbasecamp is directly informed by contemporary evidence and best‐practice specific to maximising athlete development.
The content has been developed by our own knowledge experts at the Australian Institute of Sport who as highly experienced practitioners have worked alongside some of the best athletes in the world. Each module in turn, has been reviewed and consolidated by leading industry experts.
*South West Academy of Sport is the only Victorian Regional Academy of Sport to be directly partnered with the Australian Institute of Sport through the myAISbasecamp program.