|Date of birth||27 November 1968|
|Place of birth||New Zealand|
|Original team(s)||South Warrnambool|
|Height||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||80 kg (176 lb)|
|1998–2002||Sydney Swans||98 (57)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2002.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
"Schwatter" was a champion wingman, known for his blistering pace and courage who played in the Kangaroos' 1996 premiership side before becoming a leader in the Sydney Swans side.
In 2006, Schwass announced that he had suffered from depression during his successful AFL career. Since his retirement he has set up The Sunrise Foundation to help other athletes who suffer from depression.
He is now an AFL commentator for Triple M on Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons
In 2012, Schwass was a player coach for the New Zealand representative AFL side, the NZ Hawks, against the Australian AIS-AFL Academy team. He has long been a great supporter and ambassador for the game in New Zealand which has had several AFL and a large number of Australian State league players play in the past five years.
- Māori overseas – Retaining Māori culture in Australia – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand
- "Men in Blue". The Bulletin. 7 June 2007. Archived from the original on 14 October 2007. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
- De Kretser, Chris (31 January 2013). "Wayne Schwass helps New Zealand against AIS-AFL Academy team in Wellington". Herald Sun. Archived from the original on 5 October 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
- Wayne Schwass's profile on the official website of the Sydney Swans