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Water Polo

Waterpolo Scholarship

Swimming up to four kilometres per one hour game, water polo players must be supremely fit, tough, tactical and fast. The physicality required from athletes as they duel for possession of the ball takes place both above and below the surface of the water, and players must possess accuracy and quick reflexes. with balls often […]

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Triathlon

Triathlon Scholarship

Competing in a demanding sport like triathlon requires specific training and preparation program. Combining swimming, cycling and running, athletes must have stamina, speed and endurance as well as the technique and mental strength to compete over three such different disciplines. Beginning in 2001 as a Junior Elite program, the AIS Triathlon Scholarship program has now […]

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Sailing

Sailing Scholarship

Sailing taxes the mind as well as the body. Athletes must be supremely fit and agile, have quick reflexes and a firm grasp of tactics as well as being effective problem solvers. Extra factors which make this sport so competitive include the equipment used and even the sailor’s diet. The AIS Sailing Scholarship program was […]

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Paralympic Swimming

Paralympic swimmers Scholarship

One of the main sports of the Paralympic movement, male and female competitors with a physical or intellectual disability compete in the standard strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly as well as the medley. Classified by their functional ability to perform the stroke in question, the rules laid down by theĀ  International Swimming Federation are […]

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Slalom Canoeing

Slalom Canoeing Scholarship

With strong currents to contend with, unpredictable whitewater and gates and rocks to dodge, slalom canoe competitors have to muster lightning fast reflexes, balance, strength and agility to compete in this demanding sport. Introduced in 2001, the AIS canoe slalom scholarship program set out to build on the successes of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. […]

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Swimming

Swimming Scholarship

Australia is known world wide as one of the strongest swimming nations, and with our coastal population, it’s crucial every child learn to swim from a young age. The AIS Swimming Scholarship program gives top athletes access to accomplished coaches, undertaking intensive training programs to build the strength of mind and body required to compete […]

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Rowing

Rowing Scholarship

The newly formed National Rowing Centre of Excellence (NRCE) is a joint venture between Rowing Australia and the AIS. Supplying athletes of this demanding physical sport with world-class coaching and training, its vision is to be the most successful international world rowing program and to secure sustainable medal winning performance at both Olympic and Paralympic […]

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Diving

Diving Scholarship

Providing cutting edge sports science and highly regarded coaches to make the best of a sport that requires stamina, strength and agility, the AIS Diving Scholarship program was established in 1984. The success of the program can be measured by the fact that Australia is now one of the top three diving countries, representing significantly […]

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Sprint Canoeing

Sprint canoeing and kayaking requires an athlete who combines strength with the ability to call on explosive bursts of power, endless reserves of stamina and precision balance to keep afloat. The sort of specialist training required for such a sport is combined with cutting edge physiological research at AIS to allow coaches to create appropriate […]

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