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. 

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.

Engaging students with medal-winning sport science and nutrition

September 18th, 2020

The Victorian Institute of Sport Advancement Series connects Victorian secondary students with leading experts in sport nutrition and sport science. The program enriches the students’ remote learning with engaging and interactive content from the dieticians and sport scientists behind Victoria’s Olympians and Paralympians.

Peace & Harmony: Jenny Donnet 1992 Opening Ceremony Reflection

July 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 people

July 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 Champions

May 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 CAN

April 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 Physiotherapy

April 1st, 2020

The Victorian Institute of Sport remains committed to servicing our athletes and have started to implement remote service delivery and support.


March 16th, 2020

The sporting calendar has been heavily impacted by the global coronavirus outbreak.

FINA World Championship 2019

July 22nd, 2019

VIS diving, water polo and swimming athletes continue to make a splash at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

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


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