Swimming

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.   

Our Second Games

August 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.

Remembering the 1992 Olympics through Hockey legend Jay Stacy

July 31st, 2020

Our final chapter of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics will be a reflection with Hockey legend Jay Stacy, one of the best players Australia has ever produced.

What has Sara Heasly been up to during isolation?

June 18th, 2020

​​With athlete wellbeing so important due to the unforeseen circumstances, the Victorian Institute of Sport Performance Lifestyle (PL) Team have had to ensure they're still able to provide all the support to athletes remotely. We caught up with PL adviser, Sara Heasly to see how she has been working with athletes remotely and what advice the team has been giving during these tough times.

What has Elaine Tor been up to during isolation?

June 11th, 2020

As our Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) swimmers return to the pools after two months at home due to COVID-19, we caught up with Lead Biomechanist at the VIS, Dr Elaine Tor to see how she has been working with athletes remotely.

Athletes return to the VIS with renewed hunger

June 3rd, 2020

It was exciting to see the likes of Scotty James, Mack Horton, Morgan Mitchell and Liz Watson return to the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) gym and resume training earlier this week.

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.

VIS SPORT: UPDATES ON THE EVENTS CANCELLED/POSTPONED

March 16th, 2020

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

A decade of achievement for the VIS

January 1st, 2020

​As we set our sights to 2020 and a new decade, the Victorian Institute of Sport reflects on the magic moments, history makers and highlights from Victoria’s best athletes across the previous ten years.

Jess Hansen | 2020 Visions

September 9th, 2019

A world without heartbreak might be a world without stories. It is an inescapable reality of the sporting world. It can ruin a dream, but it can also build a champion. Jess Hansen – a 100m breaststroke specialist – knows this all too well. Throughout her career, she has suffered through many frustrating moments – all of them followed by a more resilient outlook. Currently, her focus is on Tokyo, and her determination has never been stronger.

Gippsland high performance experience hailed a success

August 23rd, 2019

Olympic silver medallist Ash Delaney headlined today’s regional high performance experience delivered by the Victorian Institute of Sport in conjunction with the Gippsland Sports Academy.

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 

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