SOPAC Performance Centre - Sydney Olympic Park, Western Sydney

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Through a three-way partnership between Swimming Australia, the New South Wales Institute of Sport and SNSW, the SOPAC Performance Centre is an innovative and dynamic performance environment for athletes, coaches, and performance staff. This Performance Centre encompasses the Swimming Australia endorsed NSW Olympic Park Hub program.

The aim of the SOPAC Performance Centre is to provide a high performance coaching environment for athletes residing across the Sydney metropolitan area. The centre has an established tiered squad structure. Each squad’s objective is to optimise the performance of the swimmers where by they gain qualification for the respective competition level relative to the squad.

  • Head Coach, NSW Olympic Park Hub - Adam Kable
  • Adam Kable head shot

    Having coached high-performance athletes since 2011, Adam Kable leads the Olympic Park Performance Hub's coaching team. He is a four-time consecutive winner of the NSW Swimming Coach of the Year award and has guided athletes onto each and every Australian swimming team, including the Olympic Games, World Championships, Pan Pacific Championships, Commonwealth Games, World Cup events, and more. In 2019 alone, the NSWIS coach guided an athlete to a world-record performance and a World Championship gold and silver medal. Adam holds a Degree in Physiotherapy and a Masters of Coaching.

    Recent coaching appointments include:

    • 2023 World Championships Australian Team Coach
    • 2022 World Short Course Australian Team Coach
    • 2022 World Championships Team Coach
    • 2019 World Championships Australian Team Coach
    • 2018 Pan Pacs Australian Team Coach
    • 2018 Commonwealth Games Australian Team Coach
    • 2017 World Championships Australian Team Coach
    • 2016 Junior Pan Pacific Championships Australian Team Coach
    • 2015 World Junior Championships Australian Team Coach
  • Head Coach, SOPAC Swim Team - Matthew Brown
  • Matthew Brown

    Matthew’s career in sport began as an athlete, representing Australia in swimming as an AIS scholarship holder. After graduating with a Bachelor of Sport Science degree from the University of New South Wales in 1996, Matthew decided to pursue a career as a coach.

    Matthew has held multiple Head Coaching positions, as well as  being the Director of Swimming / High Performance coach at Trinity Grammar School from 2002 to 2019. In his time at Trinity Grammar School he coached numerous athletes to win a total of 56 gold medals at Australian Age Championships. He led the Trinity team to win their first CAS Swimming Championship for the first time in 38 years and then led them to a record breaking 13 consecutive titles. In this time he was selected on the Australian team for the 2010 and 2012 world short course championship. Also in 2012 he toured the world on the Fina World Cup series to coach the 2012 FINA World Cup Male champion. In 2013 he was awarded the ASCTA Australian Age group Coach of the year. He has also been a regular coach on numerous Australian and NSW teams that toured the world.

    Matthew joined the SOPAC coaching team in 2020, driven to build this club into a top performing age and open age program.

    Matthew's coaching appointments include:

    Australian Swimming Team

    • 2016 Oceania Championships, Fiji
    • 2013 FINA World Junior Championships, Dubai
    • 2012 FINA World Short Course Championships, Istanbul
    • 2012 FINA World Cups Australian Youth Team, Berlin, Beijing, Tokyo, Singapore
    • 2012 Oceania Championships, Noumea
    • 2011 Mare Nostrum Tour, Barcelona & Canet
    • 2010 Junior Pan Pacific Championships, Hawaii
    • 2010 FINA World Short Course Championships, Dubai

    New South Wales Institute of Sport

    • 2012 US Open Tour Head Coach
    • 2008- current Coaching staff
    • 2001-2002 Coaching Staff

    New South Wales Swimming  

    • 2016 Japan Open
    • 2015 Team to North Queensland Grand Prix
    • 2009 & 2012 Coach Australian Age Short Course Teams
    • 2008 Team Coach to the New Zealand Age Championships
    • 2000 Coach for Germany and England tour
  • National Team Members
  • 2023:

    • World Championships Team - Bradley Woodward
    • Australia A Team - Haig Buckingham, Matthew Galea


    • World Championships Team: Se-Bom Lee, William Yang, Matthew Wilson
    • Commonwealth Games Team: Se-Bom Lee, Oscar Stubbs, Matthew Wilson, Bradley Woodward, William Yang
    • World Short Course Team: Se-Bom Lee, Stuart Swinburn, Bradley Woodward
    • Junior Pac Pacs Team: Haig Buckingham


    • Australian Olympic Team: Matthew Wilson


    • Australian Junior Team: Haig Buckingham
  • NSW Olympic Park Hub Eligibility
  • Eligibility for the NSW Olympic Park Hub may be defined, but not limited by, the below criteria:

    • Swimming Australia Categorised Athletes or Athletes that have achieved the following criteria:
      • A performance equal to, or faster than, top 8 plus 3% of the 2019 Swimming Australia benchmark time for i) female athletes 20 years and above, or ii) male athletes 21 years and above.
      • A performance equal to, or faster than, top 8 plus 5% of the 2019 Swimming Australia benchmark time for i) female athletes 19 years and under, or ii) male athletes 20 years and under.
    • Transitioning age group swimmers: This program is open to athletes that have transitioned, or are transitioning, from age group swimming to open swimming.
    • Collaboration with the athlete’s home coach: To be accepted into the Olympic Park Performance Hub program, consultation and collaboration with the athlete’s home coach and the Olympic Park Performance Hub Head Coach is essential.
    • Recommendations from the NSW Technical Lead: The NSW Technical Lead may, from time-to-time, have conversations with home coaches to create opportunities for their athletes to move into the Olympic Park Performance Hub program.
    • Hub Coach Discretion: Final athlete acceptance into the Olympic Park Performance Hub program is ultimately approved by the Head Coach, in consultation with the NSW Technical Lead, NSWIS High-Performance Manager & SNSW CEO. Athletes must be able to recognise and acknowledge the key identified areas for development and must be willing to commit to addressing them in a Daily Performance Environment (DPE).
    • Training Agreement: For anyone training at the Hub, a Training Agreement, and Medical and Musculoskeletal screening will need to be completed prior to accessing the Olympic Park Performance Hub training facility. Training Agreements will be reviewed biannually, aligned with the NSWIS Swimming Program Period.
    • Code of Conduct: Everyone interacting with the Performance Centres is expected to follow the Swimming Australia Code of Conduct . This includes athletes, parents and coaches. Swimming NSW has the right to refuse or remove any person from the Performance Centre if they are found to have breached the the Code of Conduct. 
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