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Project H2grOw is a multi-faceted research project developed and instigated by Assoc. Professor Stephen Cobley (The University of Sydney) and former GM Performance Pathways Jamie Salter (Swimming Australia). The research project reflects a long-term collaboration between Swimming Australia and The University of Sydney and its respective community members.

Project H2grOw is primarily concerned with examining adolescence, the time period where increased growth (growth spurt) and development (maturation) occurs at different times between individuals, including our swimmers. Growth and maturation is related to many things, including physical performance, particularly at the age-group level competition. Project H2grOw focuses on these relationships.

Project H2grOw Focus

  • Track growth and maturation in developing swimmers. Examine the relationships of growth and maturation on the various aspects of performance development;
  • Establish solutions that account for the influence of growth and maturation in development and performance; and
  • Provide educational resources and materials to inform all community members (e.g., coaches, practitioners) about the growth and maturation process.

Project H2grOw Team Members:

Project H2grOw is made up of the following team members from respective institutions:

Jamie SalterProject Founder – formerly Swimming Australia
Gary BarclayGeneral Manager, Performance Pathway – Swimming Australia
Ass. Prof. Stephen CobleyProject Founder and Lead – The University of Sydney
Dr. Shaun AbbottProject Lead and Coordinator – The University of Sydney
Giovanni Postiglione
PhD Candidate
John EisenhuthIT Technician – The University of Sydney
Dr. Michael RomannSwiss Institute of Sport, Switzerland
Dr. Mirjam HintermannSwiss Institute of Sport, Switzerland
Drew McGregor Swimming Queensland
Dr. Lachlan MitchellVictorian Institute of Sport
Post-graduate student contributorClorinda Hogan (MRes, The University of Sydney)

How to Get Involved:

Whether you are a swimmer (10-16 years, male or female), parent or coach, you are invited to participate and be involved in Project H2grOw. We will soon be announcing the dates for the upcoming 2022-23 summer competitions where our Project H2grOw team will be in attendance.

Project H2grOw Publication Resources