Swimming Performance Hub – Olympic Park
Through a three-way partnership between Swimming Australia, the NSW Institute of Sport & Swimming NSW, the Olympic Park Performance Hub is an innovative and dynamic performance environment for athletes, coaches and performance staff.
The Hub enhances and supports the club-based daily performance environment for nationally identified athletes and targeted local talent.
Swimming NSW talent camps will utilise the Olympic Park Performance Hub in camps and development opportunities.
Purpose and Focus
The aim of the Olympic Park Performance Hub is to provide a high-performance coaching environment based at Sydney Olympic Park, providing a service to athletes residing across the Sydney metropolitan area. Athletes accepted in the program will retain their ‘home club’ identity with the goal of optimising performances nationally and internationally.
Head Coach – Adam Kable
Adam has coached high performance athletes since 2011 and leads the performance hub’s coaching team.
Four-time consecutive winner of the NSW Swimming Coach of the Year award, Adam has guided athletes onto each and every Australian Swimming team including the Olympic Games, World Championships, Pan Pacific Championships, Commonwealth Games, World Cup events and more. In 2019 alone, the NSWIS coach guided an athlete towards a world record performance in addition to a world championship gold and silver medal. Adam holds a Degree in Physiotherapy and a Masters of Coaching.
Recent coaching appointments include:
- 2019 World Championships Australian Team Coach
- 2018 Pan Pacs Australian Team Coach
- 2018 Commonwealth Games Australian Team Coach
- 2017 World Championships Australian Team Coach
- 2016 Junior Pan Pacific Championships Australian Team Coach
- 2015 World Junior Championships Australian Team Coach
- 2015 Australian Rio Protocol Camp Coach
- 2014 FINA Youth Program Mentor Coach
- 2014 Lead Coach Australian National Talent ID Squad
- 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival Australian Team Coach
Performance Hub Eligibility
Eligibility to train at the Olympic Park Performance Hub may be defined but not limited by the below requirements.
1. Swimming Australia categorised athletes or athletes that have achieved the following criteria:
- A performance equal to or faster than top 8 plus 3% of the 2019 Swimming Australia benchmark time for; i) female athletes 20 years and above, or ii) male athletes 21 years and above.
- A performance equal to or faster than top 8 plus 5% of the 2019 Swimming Australia benchmark time for; i) female athletes 19 years and under, or ii) male athletes 20 years and under.
2. Transitioning age group swimmers
This program is open to athletes that have transitioned or are transitioning from age group swimming to open swimming.
3. Collaboration with the athlete’s home coach
To be accepted into the Olympic Park Performance Hub program, consultation and collaboration with the athlete’s home coach and the Olympic Park Performance Hub Head Coach is essential.
4. Recommendations from the NSW Technical Lead
The NSW Technical Lead from time-to-time may have conversations with home coaches to create opportunities for their athletes to move into the Olympic Park Performance Hub program.
5. Hub Coach Discretion
Final athlete acceptance to the Olympic Park Performance Hub program ultimately is approved by the Head Coach in consultation with the NSW Technical Lead, NSWIS High Performance Manager & Swimming NSW CEO. Athletes must be able to recognise and acknowledge the key identified areas for development and must be willing to commit to addressing them in a Daily Performance Environment (DPE).
6. Training Agreement
For anyone training at the HUB, a Training Agreement, Medical and Musculoskeletal screening will need to be completed prior to accessing the Olympic Park Performance Hub training facility. Training Agreements will be reviewed biannually aligned with the NSWIS Swimming Program Period.
For more information relating to the Olympic Park Performance Hub please contact: