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Congratulations Jordan Cushing on being awarded athlete of the day by Phil ClaytonThis is an exciting time for all Surf Sports Athletes. SLSSA have recognised that to provide athletes with the best possible opportunity to perform well and be recognised at a National level, they need support and guidance.

SLSSA have partnered with Flinders University (FU), Flinders One Fitness and South Australian Aquatic and Leisure Centre (SAALC) to design and develop a program aimed at assisting surf sports athletes to be the best they can.

The academy has been designed to achieve several primary objectives, including:

  • Recognise the past performances of athletes and provide them with ongoing assistance and support
  • Encourage and motivate existing and aspiring HP athletes to aim for constant improvement
  • To enhance the performances of SLSSA athletes at National competitions
  • Increase the number of SA athletes winning medals at Australian Surf Life Saving Championships
  • Increase the profile of Surf Sports athletes for personal, club and state benefit
  • To complement the coaching athletes receive at club level
  • To provide specialist training, education or services that may not be delivered at club level
  • To provide athletes with access to current sporting education, technology and facilities


The academy will provide support to enhance not only the athlete’s daily training environment but also include components such as:

  • Information and education on sports psychology, nutrition and hydration
  • All aspects of training and competition recovery
  • Access to support services to ensure athletes maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle
  • Planning training, post training, post racing, warm-ups etc.
  • Video analysis of performance
  • Testing and measuring performance

This is just the beginning of an exciting journey for all our athletes and we wish them the best in their commitment to the “Academy” and continual personal development.

Acceptance has been based on past performance results, commitment to training and assessment through personal interview to understand individual needs and future goals.

In total 20 athletes have been selected in Tier 1, and 19 athletes in Tier 2.
A list of athletes can be seen in the following table.

Congratulations to the inaugural members of the Surf Life Saving SA Surf Sports High Performance Academy:

Tier One Athletes

Lily Warrick

Moana

Jackie Staples

West Beach

Caitlin Sheehy

Grange

Kate Curtis

West Beach

Abbey Jones

Seacliff

Brittany Jessup

West Beach

Sophie Hawkins

Seacliff

Francesca Kidd

Seacliff

Catherine McArthur

West Beach

Pat Cobiac

Brighton

Ryan Davison

Seacliff

William Schetter

Brighton

Matthew Zuill

West Beach

Benjamin Zuill

West Beach

Tom May

Seacliff

Jack Martin

Brighton

Lewis Abdul

Grange

Glenn Rypp

West Beach

Jayden Ellis

West Beach

Chris Kither

West Beach

 Tier Two Athletes

Madi Wheeler

Moana

Roxanne Pena

West Beach

Sophie Zuill

West Beach

Karla Brown

Christies Beach

Anneka Kidd

Seacliff

Gwen Humphreys

Seacliff

Tiffany Copley

South Port

Charly McMullan

Christies Beach

Lily Drummond

Seacliff

Helena Schwerdt

Grange

Owen McLeod

West Beach

Zayn Butcher

Seacliff

Ryland Newberry

West Beach

Sheldon Robb

Seacliff

Patrick Fordham

Seacliff

Jack Wells

Grange

Sax Bates

Grange

Bessie Humphrys

Port Noarlunga

Daniel Hogan

Henley

The first gathering of all athletes and supporting partners will be held at Moana SLSC on Sunday October 18, 2015 from 1pm. The group will be addressed by SLSSA CEO Clare Harris and Ironman Champion Phil Clayton.  They will then join Phil for a short training and mentoring session.

WATCH: ABC SA Local News article

DOWNLOAD: SLSSA Circular C15074 Surf Sport HP Academy PDF

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