We have a select group of sports that make up the universities high performance sports programme. Each high performance sport has a dedicated head of stream who works closely with the coaches to give athletes every opportunity to deliver top-level performance. Our high performance sports also receive; sports science services, athlete lifestyle management, physiotherapy and strength and conditioning support.
Our services provide enormous opportunities for students to compete in elite competition and our partnerships with professional sporting organisations, such as; Swansea City FC, Ospreys, Scarlets, Swim Wales and Table Tennis Wales provide additional support for elite athletes to reach national and international levels.
The high performance sports have access to world class facilities, including the International Sport Village (ISV) and ‘The Shed’ our elite strength and conditioning centre.
Our teams have achieved success in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions, and individual athletes have triumphed at university, national and international level. With many of the clubs there is also an opportunity to compete in the Welsh domestic system in their respective sport.
The university also offers Talented Athlete Scholarship Schemes (TASS) to highly talented student athletes with financial benefits up to £2,000 and a support package which may include; strength and conditioning training, physiotherapy, psychological aid and nutritional advice, all delivered by qualified practitioners. There are many scholarship packages available.
While Sport Swansea supports and encourages development in all areas, we have listed the chosen high performance sports above. If you are interested in joining a club that is not listed above, please see our student sports clubs list which includes over 50 different clubs.