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South West Academy of Sport (SWAS) is the peak high performance Academy for South West Victoria, supporting talented young athletes in their sporting pathway through the delivery of off-field services and education in preparation for sporting success.

SWAS is one of the six Victorian Regional Academies of Sport (VRAS) that provide vital support services to aspiring athletes throughout regional Victoria.  SWAS is supported by peak bodies including the Victorian Government, the Victorian Institute of Sport, Sport Australia, Paralympics Australia, Tennis Victoria, Golf Australia, the Victorian Golf Foundation, AusCycling, Victorian Clay Target Association, Hockey Victoria and Netball Victoria. These organisations assist greatly in the delivery of the SWAS services and programs.

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Our Vision

To be the home of emerging, developing, and talented athletes in south west Victoria.

Our Values

Our SWAS Team is built upon the potential of young people, their sporting dreams, and those who support them to make it happen.

We treat each other with respect, honesty, and integrity, and we celebrate the diverse cultures, experiences, and ideas that contribute to developing successful people.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Talent Identification;  Top performing and emerging youth athletes from the region are SWAS athletes.

  • Athlete Preparedness;  High Performance training philosophies and practices underpin SWAS programming.

  • Pathway Progression;  SWAS programming supports athletes to progress in their sporting pathway.



Commitment to Child Safety

South West Academy of Sport (SWAS) is committed to ensuring that young people who participate in its activities have a safe and happy experience.  SWAS supports and respects children, young people, staff, volunteers and participants.  

SWAS Child and Vulnerable People Policy

Child Safety explanation for Young People

SWAS Region

The South West Academy of Sport covers the local government areas of:

Corangamite Shire

Glenelg Shire

Moyne Shire

Shire of Southern Grampians

Warrnambool City

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Phone 0425 758 261

Mail PO Box 26 Warrnambool VIC 3280

Level 3, Building A, Deakin University
Warrnambool, Victoria, 3280

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