The WRAS program provides high performance coaching and training opportunities to up-skill athletes and assist them in progressing to higher representation within the sport of swimming.

The WRAS swimming program is endorsed by Swimming NSW.

The program sits between local representative swimming and higher order representation such as NSW state team selection.

The 2020 swimming program will run from October 2019 to June 2020 with program selections to be held in September 2019. Athletes will graduate from the program at the 2020 Presentation Night in August.

Nominations for the 2020 Swimming Program have now closed.

For further information about the program please contact the WRAS office.

To be eligible for selection in the 2020 program athletes must:

  • Have competed at one of the following events – 2018 SNSW Senior State Championships, 2018 SNSW Open Water Championships, 2019 SNSW Country Championships, 2019 Australian National Age (individual event)
  • Athletes must have been at least 15 years of age when they competed at one of the above events
  • Athletes must remain under 18 years of age until 30 April 2020
  • Athletes must reside or attend school in the WRAS or Mountains and Plains Swimming catchment
  • be a current registered member of their local association and/or Swimming NSW
  • submit a nomination form before the closing date

The following selection criteria may be taken into consideration during the selection process:

  • Physical attributes and capabilities
  • Results at specific events
  • Technical competence
  • Tactical awareness
  • Potential to improve
  • Competitive ability
  • Individual application
  • Performance and results at specific events
  • Coachability and behaviour
  • Strength and conditioning/Injury prevention screenings and programs
  • Sports science fitness testing
  • Educational seminars

The WRAS swimming program is a land program and therefore we do not have a head coach.

Athlete list will be posted here once the squad is selected.