Victorian Institute of Sport


The focus of the VIS swimming program is to develop and support athletes with the aim of success on the international stage.

The VIS swimming program, which incorporates both able bodied and athletes with a disability (AWD) athletes, provides daily training environment support to athletes and their coaches to assist in the programs aims of producing athletes capable of achieving medal winning performances at international competitions and to develop coaches with the expertise to produce athletes with the potential to perform on the world stage.
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Three multiple VIS medallists at Para Swimming Series

Monday, 18 February 2019

Victorian Institute of Sport’s Emily Beecroft, Ruby Storm and Madeleine Scott led the charge for Australia all claiming multiple medals at the 2019 World Para Swimming World Series in Melbourne over the weekend.

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Hansen keeps getting better

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

At the conclusion of the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Hangzhou, Victorian Institute of Sport’s Jess Hansen comes home with a bronze medal.

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Mack is back

Monday, 12 November 2018

Victorian Institute of Sport’s Mack Horton is back to his best after he won gold in the Men’s 400m Freestyle at the FINA World Cup in Tokyo on the weekend.

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Hansen a Short Course Dolphin

Monday, 29 October 2018

Swimming Australia announced a 20-strong squad for the upcoming FINA World short Course Championships in Hangzhou, China in December which included VIS swimmer Jessica Hansen.

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Hansen on the rise

Monday, 13 August 2018

Victorian Institute of Sport’s Jessica Hansen had a Pan Pacific’s Championship she’ll never forget, collecting a silver medal in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke and gold in the 4x100m Medley Relay in Tokyo last week.

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Pressure is a privilege

Monday, 30 July 2018

Cool and impervious to pressure, Mack Horton put expectations aside to get Australia off the mark in the Commonwealth Games' gold medal column, racing the way he wanted in the men’s 400m freestyle event.

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Four selected in Australian Pan Pacs team

Monday, 09 July 2018

35 para swimmers including VIS athletes Madeleine Scott and Ashleigh McConnell will complement the 33-strong Australian Dolphins team, which includes VIS athletesMack Horton and Jessica Hansen set to contest at next month’s Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Cairns and Tokyo.

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Hansen cements Australian selection with a PB

Monday, 02 July 2018

VIS’ Jessica Hansen swam a huge PB of 1:06.74 in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke last night to take the gold and automatically book herself a spot on the Australian Pan Pacific Championship team.

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Swimming Review: Commonwealth Games

Monday, 16 April 2018

For the first time since Manchester 2002 (Ian Thorpe) Australia again owns the Commonwealth Games 400 metre Mens Freestyle title, thanks to our own Mack Horton.

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Golden Mack lights up the pool

Monday, 09 April 2018

VIS swimmer Mack Horton took back the 400-metre freestyle title at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday night, with the last Australian gold medallist being the great Ian Thorpe at Manchester 2002.

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Program Manager


Network Coaches

Ben Hiddlestone (Casey Tigersharks Swimming Club)

Amanda Isaac (Nunawading Swimming Club)

Wayne Lawes (Haileybury Waterlions Swimming Club)

Ian Pope (Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club)

Rohan Taylor (Nunawading Swimming Club)

Training Venues

VIS Gymnasium

Casey Tigersharks Swimming Club

Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club

MLC Aquatic

Nunawading Swimming Club

PLC Aquatic

St Kevins Aquatic


Swimming Australia

Swimming Victoria

Other Swimming athletes