Athletes will also have the opportunity to participate in a squad camp/s, which will be at an additional cost to the program levy. These camps (often as tours outside the region) provide competition exposure, training sessions, guest presenters and a fantastic experience for the athletes to be part of a touring sporting group.
Athletes submit an on-line application form which is then assessed by the CCAS selection panel. The eligibility requirements are assessed and ALL athletes must submit evidence of performance via the on-line application.
If successful, athletes will be required to sign an athlete agreement to attend all scheduled sessions (unless a written submission is received i.e. for school event or meet).
Scholarship athletes are selected from local Central Coast swim clubs and receive the associated benefits of being a scholarship holder through the CCAS in anticipation of progressing further through to state and national selection.
To be eligible for an Academy Swimming Scholarship, athletes will be eligible in either the ELITE Squad or the Development Squad, eligibility standards are different.
Open National Level Athlete
17+ years of age at 1st January;
Currently residing within the LGA of the Central Coast Council;
A current registered member of Swimming NSW.
10 – 17 years of age as at 1st January
Currently reside within the LGA of the Central Coast Council;
A current registered member of Swimming NSW
Athletes must also be registered to compete at the NSW State Age Champs or competed at the NSW State Opens (Winter) or the Short Course Nationals (Winter).
To be eligible for selection, athletes need to provide evidence of time/s at a sanctioned event or events (Event, Date and Venue)
If an athlete, parent / guardian are unsure of eligibility the CCAS encourages you to complete an on-line application to supply evidence of performance.
The CCAS Swim Squad Program will incur a levy which covers the full cost of participation in the program, specialised sports science testing, a CCAS merchandise kit consisting of a polo shirt, backpack, swimming cap & swimmers (the merchandise kit TBC), access to a 20% discount to all CCAS merchandise, and tickets for athlete and parents to attend the Athlete Celebration.