Nunawading Swimming Club is recognised as a Swimming Australia Podium Performance Centre.
The Club provides world class coaching, in a world class environment for many of Australia’s most talented and highest performing swimmers.
The SAL Podium Performance Centre program provides support for our elite swimmers and coaches in a world’s best training environment, as they push for international podium success in Glasgow, Rio, Tokyo 2020 and beyond. Working in partnership with the State Institutes of Sport, Swimming Clubs, Schools, Universities and Facilities, Swimming Australia has establish 12 Podium Performance Centres and three Podium Potential Centres, to deliver strategic initiatives linked to the Australian Sports Commission’s Winning Edge plan and targets.
A central pillar of the Swimming Australia High Performance strategy, the Podium Centre Programs aim to focus investment and resources in high performing coaching environments with a proven track record, or the capacity to achieve podium performances in the future.
Goal: Repeatable Sustainable Success
Nunawading’s Podium Performance Centre program is designed to be flexible and responsive to the needs of the Club’s swimmers. The Club is ideally positioned to assist swimmers of all ages to be the best swimmer that they can be and provides quality coaching at all levels and age groups.
With the support provided by Swimming Australia, together with the backing of the Victorian Institute of Sport, Swimming Victoria and our own Just Swimming swim school business, the Club is in a position where repeatable sustainable success can be achieved each year.
What is a Swimming Australia Podium Performance Centre?
The goal of the Podium Performance program is to form partnerships with swimming clubs and high performance coaches who share the same vision for international success.
With the major goal of achieving success at international benchmark competitions, such as the Olympic and Paralympic Games and World Swimming Championships, it is important Swimming Australia invests in high performing environments with either a proven track record, or the capacity to achieve a performance culture.
Over the previous four years there has been a network of clubs each classified as a Centres of Excellence, and each receiving high quality support and assistance for some of the country’s best swimmers.
Building on the legacy of the Centre of Excellence Program which it replaces, the Podium Centre Program will see us establish a network of Podium Performance Centres and Podium Potential Centres throughout Austral