Posted on 25/10/2015 by: comp manager

A massive congratulations to Daniel Hogan U17 on being selected to be part of the Surf Sports High Performance Academy. 

daniel hoganThis is an exciting time for Daniel and all Surf Sport Athletes with SLSSA recognising that to provide athletes with the best possible opportunity to perform well and be recognised at National level, they heed 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


  • 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


  • 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.

    The Henley Surf Sports Committee would like to wish Daniel all the best as he joins the Surf Sports High Performance Academy. We would also like to encourage all Henley SLSC athletes to always give their best in the pursuit of excellence in Surf Sports. Perhaps Daniel can give you a few tipsif you too would like to be considered in the future to be part of the Academy.

    Sonja Smith
    Surf Sports Manager