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. 

Tokyo 2020: Weekend Preview (Day 8 & 9)


It looks set to be another huge weekend for our Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders with medals up for grabs in several different events.

Tokyo 2020: Day Seven Review


It was a day full of nervous moments. The Matildas got over the line in extra time, the Kookaburras drew with Spain to finish top of the table and Anabelle Smith qualified herself for the semi-final with an impressive final dive.

Tokyo 2020: Day Seven Preview


It's going to be another huge day in Tokyo with Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders in action across 10 different sports. Athletics is set to get underway whilst the Kookaburras and Aussie Stingers look to continue their winning ways. Then tonight all eyes will be on the Matildas as they face Great Britain in the quarter finals.

It's Tokyo Time: Preview

July 21st, 2021

WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Smith breaks 8-year-old record, Divers make a splash and Alcott adds another Grand Slam title to his record

June 16th, 2021

In VIS Sport, Brendon Smith dominated in the swimming pool as VIS Divers finished on the podium in the diving pool. Dylan Alcott added another Grand Slam title to his impressive record and Aoife Coughlan another step closer to her Olympic Judo dream.

Australian Olympic Divers Selected for Tokyo 2020

June 15th, 2021

The Australian Olympic Committee has named seven divers to the Australian Olympic Team for Tokyo in Sydney today, which includes Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders Anabelle Smith and Shixin Li.

15 Victorian Institute of Sport athletes named for Tokyo

June 15th, 2021

​15 Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders across three different sports have all been officially announced on The Australian Olympic Team for Tokyo, over the long weekend. ​

Success in Life after Sport

May 20th, 2021

Freestyle aerial skiing is one of the most spectacular sports ever invented: “something like diving, something like gymnastics, something like throwing yourself off a cliff”.

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.

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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