ABOUT THE SYDNEY UNIVERSITY SWIMMING CLUB
SUSC is one of many sporting clubs operating under the umbrella of Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness (SUSF). The Club is a competitive club and caters for swimmers of all ages and offers a range of squads for young people who love to swim - from kids just graduating from the Learn to Swim program through to serious Age-group and Open competitors going through to National competitions.
SUSC has had many well-known swimmers competing at international level for the club, including; Matthew Abood, Matt Dunn, Chris Fydler, Elka Graham, Brett Hawke, Sarah Hilt, Katrina Porter, and Phil Rogers to name a few. However, in 2016 funding which the Club received through Swimming Australia was cut. This caused the Club to lose its High Performance Coaches, its high profile swimmers and its reputation as the most prominent swim club in Sydney.
The rebuilding phase commenced early in 2017. Other key achievements during 2017, 2018 and early in 2019 have included; significant growth in the number of Sydney Uni student members, further collaboration between the SUSC and Sydney Uni Swim School resulting in increased Club membership and swim meet participation and excellent performances being achieved at a state, metro and national level.
This success has been underpinned by a dedicated coaching team. The current Head Coach of Sydney Uni Swimming is Paul Bruce who brings a wealth of experience. Paul is supported by Jake Hodgetts and Anton Nikulin. Paul, Jake and Anton are building a strong club culture, which is based on having clearly defined competitive objectives, creating a strong sense of inclusion and being committed to open communication and constructive feedback. By living these values the Club also hopes to fulfil its mission of ‘Empowering young people to be champions, in and out of the water, for a lifetime’.
Swimming NSW have an extensive range of information for new swimmers (and their parents) such as Code of Conduct, what to expect at your first meet, JX Awards, information about nutrition, etc. Visit: https://nsw.swimming.org.au/page.php?id=175
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