Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement

Swimming Australia believes a successful high performance culture includes our swimmers finding the right balance between wellbeing, engagement in activities outside of training and competition, and the requirements of elite sport.

Wellbeing and Engagement is being embedded within our high performance pathway through a sport specific framework co created with the AIS. The framework details services and resources available to categorised swimmers that focus on their holistic development.

  • Swimming Australia’s Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement
  • Wellbeing and Engagement is being embedded within our high performance pathway through a sport specific framework co created with the AIS. The framework details services and resources available to categorised swimmers that focus on their holistic development.

    Including:

    • Career/education guidance, professional development and work experience opportunities
    • Personal development
    • Community engagement and networking events
    • Conduct and integrity education
    • Mental health services
    • Online education units on myAISplaybook
    • Transition support
    • Resources and support for parents, partners, and supporters

    Contact: Linley Frame - Athlete Wellbeing & Engagement Manager - linley.frame@swimming.org.au

    For more information: Sport AUS: Athlete Wellbeing & Engagement

  • Mental Health
  • Categorised podium, podium ready & podium potential athletes have access to the AIS’s mental health referral network’s specialist clinical psychologists located across the country.

    AIS MENTAL HEALTH REFERRAL NETWORK

    Get Support

    02 6214 1130

    mentalhealth@ausport.gov.au

    For psychological support targeted for individuals aged 12 to 25 years of age, we recommend the nation-wide Headspace service or Lifeline

    Emergency 24/7 Support

    Lifeline: 13 11 14

    In the case of a mental health emergency always dial emergency services: 000

  • Australian Swimmer’s Association (ASA)
  • Visit the Australian Swimmer’s Association (ASA) ASA Website for more information.

    The role of the ASA:

    - Advocate for swimmers
    - Georgina Hope Foundation Swimmer’s Support Scheme information (GHFSSS)
    - Mentoring and networking with alumni
    - Education Assistance Program (grants to offset costs of textbooks, course fees etc.)

    Transition information and support

  • SSSM Guidelines for Accreditation Requirements for Swimming Australia Funded Support Staff within the Daily Training Environment
  • It is recommended that Swimming Australia funded programs or athletes have access to suitably accredited support staff. For a list of Accreditation Requirements click here

  • The Elite Athlete Friendly University Network (EAFU)
  • Elite Athlete Friendly Universities (EAFU) + Elite Athlete Entry

    The Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) Network has been established to identify and promote universities who have responded to the specific needs of elite student-athletes by developing new or promoting existing policies and practices which assist elite student-athletes to undertake sporting opportunities whilst pursuing and achieving academic excellence.

    The guiding principles of the EAFU include:

    • Appointing a key staff member at each university to assist elite athletes;
    • Provide advice and guidance on academic planning
    • Negotiate flexibility to meet academic requirements
    • Tailoring academic study loads to integrate with sporting commitments

    For more information, visit Sport AUS - Elite Athlete Friendly University Program

     

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