Victorian Institute of Sport


The focus of the VIS swimming program is to develop and support athletes with the aim of success on the international stage.

The VIS swimming program, which incorporates both able bodied and athletes with a disability (AWD) athletes, provides daily training environment support to athletes and their coaches to assist in the programs aims of producing athletes capable of achieving medal winning performances at international competitions and to develop coaches with the expertise to produce athletes with the potential to perform on the world stage.
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Four selected in Australian Pan Pacs team

Monday, 09 July 2018

35 para swimmers including VIS athletes Madeleine Scott and Ashleigh McConnell will complement the 33-strong Australian Dolphins team, which includes VIS athletesMack Horton and Jessica Hansen set to contest at next month’s Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Cairns and Tokyo.

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Hansen cements Australian selection with a PB

Monday, 02 July 2018

VIS’ Jessica Hansen swam a huge PB of 1:06.74 in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke last night to take the gold and automatically book herself a spot on the Australian Pan Pacific Championship team.

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Swimming Review: Commonwealth Games

Monday, 16 April 2018

For the first time since Manchester 2002 (Ian Thorpe) Australia again owns the Commonwealth Games 400 metre Mens Freestyle title, thanks to our own Mack Horton.

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Golden Mack lights up the pool

Monday, 09 April 2018

VIS swimmer Mack Horton took back the 400-metre freestyle title at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday night, with the last Australian gold medallist being the great Ian Thorpe at Manchester 2002.

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VIS swimmers enjoy the Gold Rush

Monday, 09 April 2018

Horton was not the only Victorian Institute of Sport swimmer to produce impressive results. Adding onto Mack’s success in the pool, Ashleigh McConnell placed third in the S9 100m Backstroke and won the bronze medal.

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Seven VIS athletes to make a splash

Monday, 05 March 2018

Seven VIS athletes have been named in the Australian Swimming team for the Commonwealth Games, including our Olympic Gold Medallist, 400m freestyler Mack Horton.

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Beaver awarded Optus Community Award

Sunday, 29 October 2017

VIS scholarship holder, Josh Beaver has been honoured in the Swimming Australia Gala Awards Dinner in Adelaide on Sunday night.

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Whittaker dominates in the pool

Friday, 25 August 2017

VIS scholarship holder, Sian Whittaker, has been a dominating force in the pool at the 2017 World University Games in Taipei, taking home gold in both the 100m and 200m backstroke.

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Silver World Champs for VIS

Monday, 31 July 2017

VIS scholarship holder, Daniel Cave, has won silver in the mixed 4x100m medley relay at the FINA World Championships in Budapest.

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Horton snags silver

Monday, 24 July 2017

Mack Horton has snagged silver in the 400m event at the FINA World Championships in Budapest earlier this morning, giving the Australian Dolphins a silver start to their World Championships campaign.

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Program Manager


Network Coaches

Ben Hiddlestone (Casey Tigersharks Swimming Club)

Amanda Isaac (Nunawading Swimming Club)

Wayne Lawes (Haileybury Waterlions Swimming Club)

Ian Pope (Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club)

Rohan Taylor (Nunawading Swimming Club)

Training Venues

VIS Gymnasium

Casey Tigersharks Swimming Club

Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club

MLC Aquatic

Nunawading Swimming Club

PLC Aquatic

St Kevins Aquatic


Swimming Australia

Swimming Victoria

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