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.
Thwaites, Philip announce retirement at season's endSeptember 28th, 2020
Melbourne Vixens goalers, Caitlin Thwaites and Tegan Philip, have announced their respective retirements from elite netball at the conclusion of the 2020 Suncorp Super Netball season.
Engaging students with medal-winning sport science and nutritionSeptember 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.
Our Golden RoleSeptember 14th, 2020
Victorian Institute of Sport staff members and coaches weren’t as surprised as the rest of the nation when Mack Horton won the 400m freestyle gold medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016, as they knew it had been many years in the making.
Tripps long journeySeptember 14th, 2020
One of the most poignant photos to emerge from the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics featured hand cyclist Stuart Tripp with his face crumpled into tears when he phoned his biggest supporter, his wife Gillean, after winning the silver medal in the H5 time trial.
Bravo London, BravoSeptember 9th, 2020
After what was hailed one of the greatest Paralympic Games ever, Dylan Alcott, Leanna Del Toso and Carol Cooke spoke about their 2012 London experiences.
Rowing’s Hour of PowerSeptember 3rd, 2020
Saturday, 16 August 2008 will be remembered by the VIS and rowers nationwide as one of the most successful days in Australian Olympic history.
VIS in BeijingSeptember 2nd, 2020
The Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games was one for the ages, Victorian Institute of Sport athletes provided some spine tingling and wonderful moments.
Cath Arlove: Lessons in sport, life and the Olympic journey.September 1st, 2020
Triple Olympian Catherine Arlove was able to successfully juggle her work, study and sport commitments throughout her journey. After the Athens Olympic Games in 2004, the VIS Marketing Team caught up with her to see how she was able to do so.
VIS athletes triumph at AthensAugust 26th, 2020
The performance of our Olympic and Paralympic teams in Athens was exceptional.
Our Second GamesAugust 4th, 2020
The sporting focus of 1996 was clearly on the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Atlanta. Following the great achievements in Barcelona we were optimistic that our athletes could do even better this time.
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