South West Academy of Sport exists to support athletes on their sporting pathway. For para-athletes, these pathways are often less clear. For emerging para-athletes, particularly in regional areas, this is compounded by additional challenges often not experienced by those living in metro areas.
SWAS is supported by the Victorian Government, the Victorian Institute of Sport, Local Governments and commercial sponsors. With thanks to Paralympics Australia, SWAS provides tangible support to aid regional emerging parasport athletes through the combined implementation of a purpose-built Talent ID & Development Framework for para-athletes and the delivery of SWAS core services.
SWAS TALENT ID AND DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK FOR PARA-ATHLETES
The SWAS Talent ID and Development Framework for Para-Athletes has been designed in collaboration with Paralympics Australia with support from the Victorian Government to inform parasport athletes, coaches, staff and parents of parasport pathways.