The North Coast Academy of Sport is about to launch a pilot Swimming program with program partner Trinity Aquatic Centre, Lismore. The pilot program is expected to begin with a Trials & Development Camp on the weekend of the 18th & 19th May 2019 (TBC).
We envisage the 2019 program will run from May to October.
The objectives of the program will be:
- To identify, recruit, develop and manage talented junior athletes on the North Coast.
- To identify, recruit and mentor talented coaches of junior athletes on the North Coast.
- To provide those athletes & coaches with access to clearly defined pathways in swimming.
- To maintain a swimming program of excellence.
The program will be delivered through weekend camps and training days. Pool and land-based programs will be offered for each athlete, with athletes being encouraged to complete a program commensurate with their age, experience and technical efficiency.
Sports science including video analysis, ergometer and blood lactate measurements will be used as part of the regular testing procedures for the more advanced athletes. These sports science components will also assist in the professional development of satellite coaches.
Australian Age, MC, or Open Championship Qualifiers and other talented athletes within 5% of qualifying times for these events are invited to apply to be part of this new and exciting program. If you are outside of these times please contact the Academy for further information.
Athletes who use swimming as a discipline including SLS surf sport competitors or triathletes are also encouraged to apply for this program.
A number of coaches of selected athletes will be invited to be satellite coaches with the program. This enables the coach and athlete to progress together, with the coach being mentored by the Head and Assistant Coaches.
To leave an expression of interest for this program please complete the form below with your details including your role (e.g. athlete or coach), date of birth and swimming/surf life saving/triathlon/other club.