Apr
14
to May 29

Saltwater Institute 2020

Launching into it’s Fifth year applications for Saltwater Institute 2020 are now open. With limited places remaining please ensure that all selection criteria are addressed fully in applications. For further information please visit our ‘Applications Page’.

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Apr
16
to Jun 1

Term 2 2018: PROGRAM FULL (applications for waiting list only)

Following the enormous success of our 2016 and 2017 programs, The Saltwater Institute will soon be opening applications for it's first 2018 program. This will run for 7 weeks beginning Monday 16th April to Friday 1st June. 

The Saltwater Institute provides an opportunity for students to pursue their love of surfing while embracing educational excellence. It delivers a unique, extended program of high performance surf coaching in the mornings followed by our custom designed “In the Pipeline” curriculum.

The coaching component, run by Surfing Victoria, will encompass valuable, consistent time in the water, high level fitness training, individual program development, equipment refinement, equipment trials, video analysis and expert tuition. This will be followed by an afternoon curriculum program that is surfing and coastal focused while maintaining national education standards. Classes will continue to be held at Surfcoast Secondary College, with a bus provided from the beach to class. 

A curriculum will be delivered that harnesses the students’ interests with units such as Wind, Waves and Motion, Coastal Formation, Surfboard Technology and Surfers’ Nutrition Growth and Strength. 

The program is open to school years 7-10. DON'T MISS OUT, NUMBERS CAPPED AT 16.

Our goal is to create an environment that fosters positivity, curiosity, independence, respect for the environment, perseverance and the pursuit of excellence.

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Mar
14
to Mar 15

Term 2, 2018 Salties : Induction afternoon

Time to get prepared....

We will be running an afternoon beachside meeting at Jan Juc (bottom carpark). The aim of this meeting is to give the coaches and teachers a chance to meet families, discuss preparation for the program and look at equipment and its adequateness for the program.

After meeting each other, and detailing all that the 7 week program has install for this years athletes, we will head out for a friendly surf. 

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Apr
17
to Jun 2

Term 2, 2017.

APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW. CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION FORM.

Running for an extended 7 week program, now there is even more reason to become a 'Saltie'. 

The Saltwater Institute provides an opportunity for students to pursue their love of surfing while embracing educational excellence. It delivers a unique, extended program of high performance surf coaching in the mornings followed by our custom designed “In the Pipeline” curriculum.

The coaching component, run by Surfing Victoria, will encompass valuable, consistent time in the water, high level fitness training, individual program development, equipment refinement, equipment trials, video analysis and expert tuition. This will be followed by an afternoon curriculum program that is surfing and coastal focused while maintaining national education standards. Classes will continue to be held at Surfcoast Secondary College, with a bus provided from the beach to class.

A curriculum will be delivered that harnesses the students’ interests with units such as Wind, Waves and Motion, Coastal Formation, Surfboard Technology and Surfers’ Nutrition Growth and Strength. 

The program is open to school years 7-10. DON'T MISS OUT, NUMBERS CAPPED AT 16.

Our goal is to create an environment that fosters positivity, curiosity, independence, respect for the environment, perseverance and the pursuit of excellence.

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Apr
11
to May 13

Saltwater Institute Inaugural intake - PROGRAM FULL

We are currently taking enrolments for the inaugural Saltwater Institute program. What do you need to know?

  • Enrolments are for students currently enrolled in yrs 7, 8 and 9.
  • Those who enrol at an earlier date will take preference over those with a greater ability. The Program is capped at 16 students, so be quick! 
  • This is a Pilot Program, running for the first 5 weeks of Term 2. 
  • Elite surf coaching will be run by Surfing Victoria's High Performance Team. Coaches to be announced soon. Every morning from 9am-12pm is surfing, video analysis, equipment refinement and surf fitness.
  • Athletes leave their home school to take part in this alternative pathway, like an exchange, or the AIS. Afternoon classes run from 1pm-5pm, located at Surfcoast Secondary School. 
  • The afternoon is filled with a unique curriculum that is purpose written for surfers. 
  • The Program includes 75 hours of High Performance coaching and 100 hours of our purpose written "in the pipeline" curriculum. 
  • Students will receive 1 personalised video edit per week with coaching tips.
  • The investment for Surfcoast Secondary Students is $2000, and for Non-Surfcoast Secondary it is $2500.
  • APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN. To apply; download the file from the link below, return to sam.saltwater@gmail.com or to Surf Coast Secondary College or Surfing Victoria. You will be notified if your application is successful, upon which $500 deposit is due. Balance is due March 24th.

Click here for APPLICATION FORM

Application forms can be returned to Surf Coast Secondary reception, Surfing Victoria reception, or alternatively emailed to sam.saltwater@gmail.com (preferred method),or sent to Sam Magree, 27 Delview Drive, Jan Juc, Victoria, 3228.

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Feb
4
6:00 PM18:00

Information Evening

Interested? Find out more about The Saltwater Institute

  • A presentation will be made on what inspired The Saltwater Institute, what the program entails and benefits for students/athletes. 
  • Find out why we are so excited for the future of surfers on the Surfcoast. 
  • Learn about the highly successful alpine program on which The Saltwater Institute is based.
  • Meet the director Sam Magree.
  • Q and A
  • All interested parties welcome. 
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