Aquatic testing and research
The AIS Aquatic Testing, Training and Research unit (ATTRU) was established in 2006 to develop a swimming centre of excellence and a focused approach to biomechanical servicing and research at the new AIS Aquatic Testing and Training Centre. The unit was formerly a part of the AIS Biomechanics Department and maintains close links with AIS Biomechanics and Performance Analysis Department.
Members of the unit work with AIS Swimming coaches, National Coaches and other AIS Sport Science staff in a range of projects that includes regular biomechanical testing sessions with the AIS swim program and day to day monitoring of athletes, biomechanical testing with Australian Paralympic Committee swimmers and other visiting swim programs. As well as conducting extensive research projects in swimming biomechanics.
Biomechanics was a founding discipline of the AIS in 1981. Biomechanics is the study of forces and the effects of those forces on and within the human body. Whenever a force is applied to the body, biomechanics can analyse and interpret its cause and effect. AIS Biomechanists are involved in the observation, measurement and analysis of training and competition performance and use their expertise to support athlete development.
The refurbishment of AIS facilities includes the construction of the AIS Aquatic Testing and Training Centre; which includes a state of the art recovery centre and a 10 lane 50m pool which will be equipped with an extensive range of biomechanical testing equipment and as such is one of the leading scientific pools in the world. The ATTRU is responsible for the operation of all biomechanical testing equipment at the Aquatic Testing and Training Centre.
For enquiries on the ATTRU at the Australian Institute of Sport, contact the office administrator
Telephone: +61 2 6214 1557
Facsimile: +61 2 6214 1195