The VIS Swimming program, incorporating both able bodied and Para athletes, provides daily training environment support to athletes and their coaches to assist in the program’s aims of producing athletes capable of achieving medal winning performances at international competitions, and developing coaches with the expertise to produce athletes with the potential to perform on the world stage.
The VIS athletes had a busy period throughout 2018/19 with Senior, Para and Junior Pan Pacific Championships and Short Course World Championships.
Tokyo 2020: Our Paralympians Inspired the WorldSeptember 16th, 2021
From Emily Petricola smashing her own world record and winning gold at her first Paralympic Games, to Dylan Alcott OAM notching up back-to-back wheelchair tennis gold medals in the quad singles, Tokyo 2020 had it all.
Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Day Ten PreviewSeptember 3rd, 2021
All eyes will be on Alistair Donohoe's ride for redemption in the Road Race today, as well as our gold medal quest in the table tennis team events.
Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Day Nine ReviewSeptember 2nd, 2021
The stormy weather caused havoc in Tokyo on Day Nine, but we're glad to hear that Carol Cooke is doing okay after her nasty crash in the women's Road Race.
Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Day Nine PreviewSeptember 2nd, 2021
The action continues on Day Nine for our Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders with gold medals up for grabs on the road, the tennis court, the athletics track and in the swimming pool.
Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Day Seven ReviewAugust 31st, 2021
It was an impressive day for our Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders who combined collected five medals on Day Seven. Meanwhile Dylan Alcott qualified himself into another gold medal match.
Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Day Seven PreviewAugust 31st, 2021
Today our road cyclists get ready to take the track with Carol Cooke, Stuart Tripp, Emily Petricola and Alistair Donohoe all set to go for gold. Col Pearse is ready to make his Paralympic debut, as Dylan Alcott competes to secure his spot in the gold medal match.
It’s Go Time in Tokyo: Paralympics PreviewAugust 25th, 2021
After having to overcome so much adversity, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are finally here! Our Paralympians serve to remind us that anything is possible.
Tokyo 2020: A Games that will be remembered foreverAugust 12th, 2021
From Australia storming home for a stunning victory in the women's four to the men's team pursuit guys defying all odds to bounce back after a crash on the opening night and win bronze, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be remembered forever. We're proud of our Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders, not just for their impressive sporting performances, but also for the adversity that they had to overcome to get there.
The VIS Family is about to expandAugust 10th, 2021
Come and join our world class team
VIS results at Tokyo 2020August 9th, 2021
See below all of our Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder results from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, Tokyo, Japan
Jessica Hansen - 1st Women’s’ 4x100m Medley Relay, 2nd 100m Women’s Breaststroke (PB)
Mack Horton - 2nd Men’s 400m Freestyle
2018 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships, Cairns, Australia
Madeleine Scott - 1st SM9 200m Individual Medley, 3rd SM9 Breaststroke
Ashleigh McConnell - 2nd Women’s 4x50m Freestyle Relay (34 Points)
Jaime-Lee Getson - 1st 4x100m Mixed Freestyle Relay (S14), 2nd Women’s 100m Breaststroke (SB14)
2018 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, Suva, Fiji
Brendon Smith - 2nd 400m Freestyle, 3rd 4x200m Freestyle Relay
Silas Harris - 3rd 4x200m Freestyle Relay
2018 Australian Short Course Championships, Melbourne, Australia
Madeleine Scott - 2nd Women’s 200m Individual Medley Multi-Class, 2nd Women’s 100m Butterfly Multi-Class
Sian Whittaker - 3rd Women’s 200m Backstroke, 3rd Women’s 200m Individual Medley
Bowen Gough - 2nd Men’s 200m Butterfly
Jessica Hansen - 1st Women’s 100m Breaststroke, 2nd Women’s 200m Breaststroke
Ashleigh McConnell - 2nd Women’s 50m Freestyle Multi-Class
Ruby Storm - 3rd Women’s 100m Breaststroke Multi-Class
Matthew Temple - 2nd Men’s 100m Butterfly
Daniel Cave - 3rd Men’s 200m Breaststroke
2018 FINA World Short Course Championships, Hangzhou, China
Jessica Hansen - 3rd Women’s 100m Breaststroke, 6th Women’s 50m Breaststroke
2019 Australian Swimming Championships, Adelaide, Australia
Matthew Temple - 2nd Men’s 100m Butterfly
Bowen Gough - 2nd Men’s 200m Butterfly, 3rd Men’s 100m Butterfly
Jessica Hansen - 1st Women’s 50m Breaststroke, 2nd Women’s 100m Breaststroke
Ruby Storm - 2nd 50m Women’s Butterfly Multi-Class
Madeleine Scott - 1st Women’s 100m Butterfly Multi-Class, 3rd Women’s 50m Butterfly Multi-Class
Daniel Cave - 3rd Men’s 100m Breaststroke
Brendon Smith - 2nd Men’s 400m Individual Medley
Emily Beecroft - 2nd Women’s 100m Butterfly Multi-Class
Ashleigh McConnell - 3rd Women’s 100m Freestyle Multi-Class
2019 FINA World Swimming Championships, Gwangju, South Korea (July 2019)
Jessica Hansen, Mack Horton, Matthew Temple
2019 Para World Championships Team Selection, London, England (September 2019)
Col Pearse, Ruby Storm, Jaime-Lee Getson
Rohan Taylor Victorian State Head Coach (employed by Swimming Australia)
Kylie Andrew Sports Dietitian
Kristal Hammond Sport Science - Physiologist
Sara Heasly Performance Lifestyle Adviso
Dr Elaine Tor Sport Science - Biomechanist
Jono Wallace Smith Physical Preparation
Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club
Nunawading Swimming Club
Traralgon Swimming Club
Northcote Swimming Club
Melbourne H2O Swimming Club
Camberwell Grammar Aquatic
Melbourne Torpedoes Swimming Club
DVE Aquatic Club
Melbourne Uni Propulsion