WAIS Swimming Program


The WAIS Swimming Program runs daily training environments operating on Swimming Australia's (SAL) Podium Performance Training Centre model.


WAIS employs coaches at the HBF Stadium Podium Performance Centre, Northern Suburbs High Performance Training Centre and Southern High Performance Training Centre whilst also supporting Western Australian swimmers from outside the Podium Performance Centres through its Individual Athlete Scholarship (IAS).


The focus of the WAIS Swimming Program is based on developing athletes with the capability to represent Australia at benchmark events, both now and in the future. Scholarships are offered based on performance, potential to progress and Champion behaviours, with all WAIS athletes given support through access to sport science services, sport medicine, personal excellence; and Sport Program athletes given access to WAIS-employed coaches.


This support is structured through a dedicated WAIS Performance Enhancement Team (PET), with all members of the PET working together to collaboratively enhance performance of WAIS program athletes.


The WAIS Swimming Program is partnered through a strategic alignment with its National Sporting Organisation (NSO) and State Sporting Organisation (SSO) stakeholders: Swimming Australia and Swimming Western Australia.


Selection Guidelines, Criteria and Process

The 2019/ 2020 WAIS Swimming Program Scholarship Selection Guidelines, Criteria and Process Policy is available to download here.


Contact Us

For more details on the WAIS Swimming Program and WAIS Training Agreements, please contact WAIS Performance Team Director, Joanne Richards.


Application Form

Applications are now closed for the 2019/ 2020 WAIS Swimming scholarship period. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact wais@wais.org.au