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Hunter Sports High School

Hunter Sports High School

Personalising Pathways

Telephone02 4943 5755



Coaching Staff:

Ben Fricker

  • Head Coach at Coughlan's Swim Centre - Novocastrian Swim Club 
  • Silver Licence ASCTA Swimming Coach (Advanced Coach) 
  • Swim Australia Teacher (SAT)


Troy Mathwin

  • Qualified Development Coach


Matthew Tull: Swimming Academy Coordinator 

  • HSHS Maths Teacher


How do I apply?

To be part of this academy prospective students need to apply online on this website. Students must participate in regular swimming competitions, undertake a trial, and provide supporting documentation as detailed in the online application form. Note that students may be in any year, and acceptance and ongoing placement in the academy is based on continued academic effort, acceptable attendance levels and an excellent behaviour record.

Students are supported by a school environment which caters for the academic and welfare needs of the talented athlete, allowing them to gain a quality education whilst still pursuing their sporting dreams.