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.
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How to Get Involved:
Whether you are a boy aged 10-16 years, girl aged 10-15 years, parent or coach, you are invited to participate and be involved in Project H2grOw.
Below is a current list of proposed events where our Project H2grOw team will be in attendance. This list will be updated when more events have been confirmed.
|26-27 November 2022||NSW Junior Metropolitan Championships|
|10-13 December 2022||2022 McDonald’s Queensland Championships|
|14-15 December 2022||NSW Senior State Age Championships|
|21-23 January 2023||Victorian Country LC Championships|
|17-19 February 2023||Courtyard by Marriot NSW Country Championships*|
|25-26 February 2023||NSW Senior Metropolitan Championships*|
|9-11 March 2023||Victorian Age LC Championships|
|12-13 March 2023||SA State Age Championships|
|25-26 March 2023||NSW Junior State Age Championships*|
*To be confirmed.
Swimmers and parents from Western Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania can still be involved. Please email us at email@example.com if you are interested in tracking growth, maturation and swim performance with us online using our self-report survey portal.
Project H2grOw Team Members:
Project H2grOw is made up of the following team members from respective institutions:
|Jamie Salter||Project Founder – formerly Swimming Australia|
|Gary Barclay||General Manager, Performance Pathway – Swimming Australia|
|Prof. Stephen Cobley||Project Founder and Lead – The University of Sydney|
|Dr. Shaun Abbott||Project Lead and Coordinator – The University of Sydney|
|Giovanni Postiglione||PhD Candidate – The University of Sydney|
|John Eisenhuth||IT Technician – The University of Sydney|
|Dr. Michael Romann||Swiss Institute of Sport, Switzerland|
|Kylie Moulds||PhD Candidate – The University of Sydney|
|Drew McGregor||Swimming Queensland|
|Dr. Lachlan Mitchell||Victorian Institute of Sport|
|Clorinda Hogan||Post Graduate Contributor (MRes, The University of Sydney)|