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.
Peace & Harmony: Jenny Donnet 1992 Opening Ceremony ReflectionJuly 27th, 2020
People of all nations, colours, races, live in harmony, respecting one another, laughing and crying together, all in the pursuit of excellence.
Athletes committed to fight mental health issues in young peopleJuly 26th, 2020
Four VIS athletes are joining the fight to help reduce rates of mental health issues in young children as part of a new community partnership between the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and Black Dog Institute.
VIS sailors learn from Olympic ChampionsMay 29th, 2020
The Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) sailors have been away from the water for two months. You might have seen them working out together online but what you haven’t seen is the video chats they have had with some of Australia’s best sailors in history.
What has Sylvie Withers been up to during isolation?May 20th, 2020
As we have slowly settled into the isolation period due to COVID-19, so have our Victorian Institute of Sport experts.
Wellbeing Tip | Focus on CANApril 30th, 2020
“People have thousands of reasons why they can’t do something, when they only need one reason why they can"
VIS tele-health servicing for Sports Medicine and PhysiotherapyApril 1st, 2020
The Victorian Institute of Sport remains committed to servicing our athletes and have started to implement remote service delivery and support.
VIS SPORT: UPDATES ON THE EVENTS CANCELLED/POSTPONEDMarch 16th, 2020
The sporting calendar has been heavily impacted by the global coronavirus outbreak.
FINA World Championship 2019July 22nd, 2019
VIS diving, water polo and swimming athletes continue to make a splash at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.
FINA World ChampionshipsJuly 15th, 2019
The FINA World Championships began in South Korea over the weekend with VIS diving and water polo athletes making a splash.
VIS Diver added to Australian squad for FINA World ChampionshipsJuly 8th, 2019
Congratulations to VIS diver Emily Chinnock, who has been named as an inclusion to join fellow VIS Divers Anabelle Smith, Laura Hingston and Shixin Li at the FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea on Friday this week.
2018 FINA World Junior Diving Championships, Kiev, Ukraine
Selected VIS Athletes Lizzie Browne, AnnaRose Keating
Results AnnaRose Keating - 5th Girls A/B 10m Platform Synchro
2018 FINA Diving Grand Prix, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Laura Hingston - 2nd Women’s 10m Platform
2018 FINA Diving Grand Prix, Gold Coast, Australia
Anabelle Smith - 1st 3m Mixed Synchro
2019 FINA Diving Grand Prix, Mission Viejo, USA
Anabelle Smith - 2nd Women’s 10m Synchro
2019 FINA Diving World Series
Anabelle Smith - 3rd Women’s 3m Synchro, 5th Mixed 3m Synchro (Sagamihara, Japan)
Anabelle Smith - 2nd Women’s 3m Synchro, 4th Mixed 3m Synchro (Beijing, China)
Anabelle Smith - 3rd Women’s 3m Synchro, 5th Mixed 3m Synchro, 6th Mixed 10m Synchro (Montreal, Canada)
Anabelle Smith - 2nd Women’s 3m Synchro (Kazan, Russia)
Anabelle Smith - 1st Women’s 3m Synchro (London, England)
2019 Open Nationals and World Championships Trials, Adelaide, Australia
Shixin Li - 2nd Men’s 1m Springboard, 2nd Men’s 3m Springboard, 1st 3m Men’s Synchro
Anabelle Smith - 1st Women’s 3m Synchro
Emily Chinnock - 2nd Women’s 10m Platform
2019 Elite Junior Diving Nationals, Brisbane, Australia
Lizzie Browne - 1st Girls A 10m Platform, 1st Girls A/B 10m Synchro
2019 FINA World Championships Selections, Gwangju, South Korea (July 2019)
Anabelle Smith, Laura Hingston, Emily Chinnock, Shixin Li
Belinda Kennedy Program Manager
Andy Banks National Diving Coach - Melbourne (employed by DA)
Ming Gong Head Coach
Caroline Anderson Sports Psychologist
Kylie Andrew Sports Dietitian
Leesa Gallard Performance Lifestyle Manager
Kate McGillivray Physiotherapist
Matthew Vassie Physical Preparation Coach
Sylvie Withers Lead Sport Scientist
Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre