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Georgina Hope Foundation - Swimmer funding

The Georgina Hope Foundation Swimmers Support Scheme has been established through the generosity of the Georgina Hope Foundation to provide funding to support elite swimmers in their training and competition environments, to assist them in pursuing educational opportunities, and to assess applications regarding extenuating circumstances.

The GHFSSS is established as an Incorporated Association in the State of Western Australia. In accordance with the Association’s Rules, the GHFSSS is governed by a Management Committee that will oversee the administration of the Scheme, review the performance of the Scheme on an ongoing basis to ensure its objectives are being satisfied, review relevant policies and make decisions on the allocation of funding as required.

The payment methodology is structured around six categories and is closely aligned to Categorisation

1.Olympic Pool Program Swimmer Support – funding to assist elite Olympic program swimmers in meeting their training, recovery, competition, rehabilitation or medical costs.

2.Olympic Open Water Program Swimmer Support – funding to assist elite 10km open water swimmers in meeting their training, recovery, competition, rehabilitation or medical cost.

3.Paralympic Program Swimmer Support – funding to assists elite Paralympic program swimmers in meeting their training, recovery, competition, rehabilitation or medical costs.

4. International Performance Program – funding to reward performances for Olympic and Paralympic events only at the annual senior international benchmark event. 

5. Extenuating Circumstance Support – funding to support targeted Swimmers whose performance is adversely affected in the lead up to or at the Australian Championships and/or the designated international benchmark event by an extenuating circumstance. 

6. Transition Support – funding to assist Swimmers who have spent four or years on the senior benchmark team, there have been some changes to transition out of the sport. 

2017/18 GHFSSS 

Following a review of the GHFSSS, changes were made to the program, these, along with the key features can be found here:

Olympic Program /  Paralympic Program

2017/18 GHFSSS Qualifying Times

Qualifying times can be found here.

If you require more information or believe you are eligible please contact the ASA office.

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