New Focus on Swimming in Queensland

Minister for Tourism Industry Development and Innovation and Minister for Sport The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

Promising young Queensland swimmers will have better access to talent identification and high-performance services with a doubling of funding by the Palaszczuk Government.

Sport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) would boost funding for swimming in Queensland to $4 million.

“We want to give talented young Queensland swimmers their best shot at a medal on the world stage by recognising their skill and fast-tracking access to high-performance services,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“Doubling funding for swimming in Queensland will see the QAS work closely with Swimming Australia at new high-performance hubs in Brisbane and the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.

“High-performance hubs will enhance the winning services available to swimmers including sport sciences, physiotherapy, nutritionists and psychologists.

“As we head to Paris, Los Angeles and the Brisbane 2032 Games, QAS is looking forward to working collaboratively with Swimming Queensland and Swimming Australia to drive more medal winning success.”

Mr Hinchliffe said the QAS partnership with Swimming Queensland would remain incredibly important.

“Our partnership with Swimming Queensland will continue to help to identify great swimming talent and help with coaching talent across the State,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“Funding to Swimming Queensland hasn’t been cut, it remains the same as was in place for the Rio and Tokyo Olympic cycles, but now with better access to expert performance services.

“Our aim is to provide every athlete with the opportunity to succeed and inspire Queenslanders.”

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