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Swimming

Total investment 2014–15: $11,886,000 (high performance: $8,415,000; high performance – para: $1,910,000; participation: $616,000; other: $945,000)

ASC funding as a percentage of total income: 44%

Swimming Australia has been rated as on track for both Olympic and Paralympic disciplines. Swimming now has a high-quality high performance team in place and is working hard to address and track its progress. Swimmers and coaches have plans in place for Rio 2016, and the developing podium performance centres will allow Swimming Australia to quality-assure and better influence the daily training environment of the swimmers.

The results across pool, open water and Paralympic events continued to improve during 2014, with Australia dominating at the Commonwealth Games and placing a strong second to the US at the Pan Pacs. While there continues to be a reliance on a small number of swimmers, results from relays as well as six number one world ranked individuals indicate improvements in depth.

Paralympic swimming has made similar progress though at a slightly slower pace. There are fewer podium centres than the Olympic group, two as apposed to 14, and consequently there are fewer swimmers in the centres. Several new faces made the podium at the Para Pan Pacific Games.

governance

Swimming Australia is progressing well against both the ASC’s mandatory sports governance principles and the recommendations in the 2012 independent review. The turnaround in governance performance over the last two years has been significant. 

2014 benchmark event // Commonwealth Games

Medal target: 53 to 55 (able and para combined)

Actual: gold 17 silver 20 bronze15 total 52

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