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.
Each partner sport program has a set S&C schedule based on the needs of the sport. S&C 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.
The S&C team work closely with the sports physiotherapist, program manager, state body and expert coaches to develop and monitor a program for the sport. This coordinated approach encourages the delivery of a safe and specific program consistent with those being carried out at the highest level.
S&C sessions run from late February – December.
No S&C sessions are run over school holidays or on public holidays.
All athletes will be assigned a local gym venue for supervised strength and conditioning sessions by SWAS sports scientists and trainers, delivered weekly.
Warrnambool (Momentum Fitness) Mondays 4:00–5:00pm and 4:30-5:30pm / Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm Trainer: Leigh Finlayson
Portland (YMCA) Mondays 4:00–5:00pm Trainer: Brodie Jenkins
Camperdown(Nick Hose Fitness) Tuesdays 4:00–5:00pm Trainer: Nick Hose
Terang (Terang Recreation Centre) Tuesdays 4:00–5:00pm Trainer: Barry Wurlod
Hamilton (HILAC) Wednesdays 4:00–5:00pm Trainer: RAD Centre, Will Barber