Australian Facilities Hosting Elite Swimmers to Benefit From New Federal Technology Funding

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The Australian Government’s announcement of new funding for high-performance athletes is to include $725,000 for Swimming Australia to equip at least one pool in each state with the latest technology, including cameras and instrumented turning plates.

Items to be installed include underwater cameras, new starting blocks, and cutting-edge analysis software designed to help Australia’s swimmers optimize their performance.

The funding has been welcomed by current multiple world record holder and dual Olympic gold medal winner, Cate Campbell who yesterday told Sydney’s The Sunday Telegraph “for us to have any extra bit of technology that gives your coach eyes underwater, it’s really an advantage because you’re looking to make any gain anywhere because our sport has such small margins.”

Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre is understood to be one of the facilities in which the high-performance equipment is installed.

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