Diving

The VIS Diving Program aims to create the optimum training environment for athletes competing at an international level, along with supporting emerging junior athletes with the potential to achieve success on the world stage. Working in partnership with Diving Australia (DA) and Diving Victoria (DV), the VIS divers are provided with elite coaching and support services to achieve this.

The current VIS squad is a mix of youth and experience with AnnaRose Keating and Lizzie Browne representing Australia at the Junior World Championships and a further four senior athletes selected to represent Australia at the World Championships in July 2019. 

Returning Olympians share inspiring stories with school children across Victoria

August 24th, 2021

​Athletes returning from the Tokyo Olympic Games have dialled into virtual classrooms across Victoria these past couple of weeks, as part of the Victorian Institute of Sport’s ‘Be Fit. Be Well’ program.

The brains behind the brawn: Sylvie Withers

August 21st, 2021

VIS lead sport scientist, Sylvie Withers, whose parents were Olympic rowers, was training to qualify for the Australian Rowing Team before she realised that she wouldn’t make it to the Olympics. It was then that she decided to help others achieve their Olympics aspirations.

Smith's spirit unbroken

August 13th, 2021

​The pandemic put an end to Anabelle Smith’s hopes of winning another medal in the 3m Synchronised diving event in Tokyo. With the help of VIS sport psychologist, Caroline Anderson, Smith reframed her mindset with the end goal of representing Australia at a third Olympic Games.

VIS results at Tokyo 2020

August 9th, 2021

See below all of our Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder results from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

It's Tokyo Time: Preview

July 21st, 2021

After a year of impossible setbacks, the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games are finally here!

WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Smith breaks 8-year-old record, Divers make a splash and Alcott adds another Grand Slam title to his record

June 16th, 2021

In VIS Sport, Brendon Smith dominated in the swimming pool as VIS Divers finished on the podium in the diving pool. Dylan Alcott added another Grand Slam title to his impressive record and Aoife Coughlan another step closer to her Olympic Judo dream.

Australian Olympic Divers Selected for Tokyo 2020

June 15th, 2021

The Australian Olympic Committee has named seven divers to the Australian Olympic Team for Tokyo in Sydney today, which includes Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders Anabelle Smith and Shixin Li.

15 Victorian Institute of Sport athletes named for Tokyo

June 15th, 2021

​15 Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders across three different sports have all been officially announced on The Australian Olympic Team for Tokyo, over the long weekend. ​

Success in Life after Sport

May 20th, 2021

Freestyle aerial skiing is one of the most spectacular sports ever invented: “something like diving, something like gymnastics, something like throwing yourself off a cliff”.

2XU Coach Awards Winners

November 23rd, 2020

14 Victorian Institute of Sport athletes were today named winners of the 2XU Coach Awards. The awards were announced as part of the 2020 Victorian Institute of Sport Awards.

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