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AIS Swimming Program

AIS Swimming Program



The 1985 swim program started with 44 resident scholarships, 86 visiting scholarships and 46 coaching scholarships. Eight satellite coaching programs were in place.

AIS swimmers competed at the Meet of Champions in Mission Viejo (June), Santa Clara Meet (June).

13 swimmers competed in September at the World University Games in Kobe, Japan.

Support staff
  • William Sweetenham (head coach)
  • Bernie Mulroy (Women)
  • John Rodgers (Men)
  • Judy Hudson
  • Ron McKeon
Athletes - Men
  • Gary Barclay
  • Craig Boettcher
  • Michael Bohl
  • Steven Bricknell
  • Glenn Brockhurst
  • Matthew Brown
  • Vincent Cossetto
  • Peter Dale
  • Martin Davies
  • Andrew De Vries
  • Anthony Duda
  • Scott Ellingsen
  • Peter Gee
  • Robert Gleria
  • Shane Herbert
  • Brad Jones
  • Paul Lee
  • Lance Leech
  • Gary Lord
  • Michael McKeon
  • Matthew Renshaw
  • Paul Rowe
  • Colin Storrie
  • Kim Terrell
  • Rob Woodhouse
Athletes - Women
  • Jacki Grant
  • Caroline Hall
  • Suzanne Landells
  • Jenny Messenger
  • Audrey Moore
  • Angela Mullens
  • Michele Pearson
  • Karen Phillips
  • Georgina Parkes
  • Catherine Randell
  • Julie West
  • Rebecca Whitehead
  • Lauren Wilkinson
  • Susie Woodhouse
Men's team photo
1985 Men’s team (left to right)
Back Row: Paul Lee, Brad Jones, Rohan Taylor, Michael McKeon, Martin Davies, Kim Terrell, Anthony Duda, Peter Dale
Centre Row: Gary Lord, Matthew Renshaw, Lance Leech, Michael Bohl, Andrew de Vries, Craig Boettcher, Steven Bricknell, Colin Storrie, Scott Ellingsen
Front Row: Peter Gee, Rob Woodhouse, Vince Cossetto, Glenn Brockhurst, Gary Barclay, Paul Rowe, Robert Gleria
Women's team photo
1985 Women’s team (left to right)
Down Stairs: Julie West, Cathy Randall, Georgina Parkes, Michele Pearson, Jenny Messenger, Jacki Grant, Caroline Hall, Angela Mullens
Front Row: Rebecca Whitehead, Audrey Moore, Susie Woodhouse, Karen Phillips, Sue Landells, Lauren Wilkinson

Major international performances

Pan Pacific Championsips - Toyko, Japan (15-18 August)
  • Andrew De Vries
  • Paul Lee
  • Lance Leech
  • Matthew Renshaw - Bronze 100m Freestyle; Bronze 4x100m Freestyle Relay; Bronze 4x100m Medley Relay
  • Kim Terrell
  • Rob Woodhouse - Silver 200m Individual Medley; Bronze 4x200m Freestyle Relay

Former scholarship holders

  • Glenn Beringen - Silver 200m Breaststroke
  • Mark Stockwell - Bronze 50m Freestyle; Bronze 4x100m Freestyle Relay
  • Brett Stocks - Silver 100m Breaststroke; Bronze 4x100m Medley Relay
  • Lauren Wilkinson
  • Jenny Messenger - Silver 4x100 Freestyle Relay
  • Michele Pearson - Gold 200m Individual Medley; Silver 4x100 Freestyle Relay; Silver 4x200m Freestyle Relay; Bronze 200m Freestyle

Former scholarship holders

  • Cindy-Lu Fitzpatrick
  • Georgina Parkes - Silver 200m Backstroke; Silver 4x200m Freestyle Relay; Silver 4x100m Medley Relay; Bronze 100m Backstroke
World University Games - Kobe, Japan (24 August-4 September)

Team list may be incomplete.

  • Peter Dale
  • Peter Gee
  • Matthew Renshaw
  • Paul Rowe
  • Kim Terrell
  • Rob Woodhouse - Silver 400m Individual Medley
Former scholarship holders:
  • Richard Ford
  • Mark Stockwell
  • Audrey Moore
  • Michele Pearson - Silver 200m Individual Medley; Silver 400m Individual Medley; Silver 4x200m Freestyle Relay; Bronze 200m Freestyle; Bronze 4x100m Freestyle Relay
  • Jenny Messenger - Silver 4x200m Freestyle Relay; Bronze 4x100m Freestyle Relay
  • Julie West - Bronze 4x100m Freestyle Relay; Bronze 4x100m Freestyle Relay
  • Rebecca Whitehead - Silver 4x200m Freestyle Relay; Bronze 4x100m Freestyle Relay
Former scholarship holder:
  • Michelle Ford - Silver 4x200m Freestyle Relay
  • Bernie Mulroy (Women)
Canada Cup
  • Seven AIS athletes competed.
  • Jenny Messenger won 50m Freestyle and Gary Lord won the 100m Freestyle.
Meet of Champions, Mission Viejo
  • Seven AIS athletes competed.
  • Gold medallists were:
    • Michele Pearson - Women's 200m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley
    • Rob Woodhouse - Men's 200m Freestyle and 400m Individual Medley
    • Georgina Parkes - Women's 100m and 200m Backstroke
Santa Clara Meet
  • AIS swimmers won seven gold, seven silver and two bronze medals.
  • Michele Pearson won three gold - Women's 200m Freestyle; 200m Individual Medley; 400m Individual Medley
  • Georgina Parkes - Women's 100m and 200m Backstroke
  • Matthew Renshaw - Men's 100m Freestyle and Men's 4x100m Individual Medley
Commonwealth Long Course Records
  • Michele Pearson, Georgina Parkes Non-AIS: Donna Procter, Sarah Thorpe - Women's 4x200m Freestyle Relay 8:11.26, Toyko, Japan, 16 August 1985
AIS Annual Awards
  • Most Outstanding Performance - Male: Rob Woodhouse
  • Most Outstanding Performance - Female: Michele Pearson
  • Most Dedicated Swimmer - Male: Paul Lee
  • Most Dedicated Swimmer - Female: Jenny Messenger
  • Most Valuable Team Member - Male: Michael Bohl
  • Most Valuable Team Member - Female: Suzanne Landells
  • Most Improved Swimmer - Male: Gary Barclay
  • Most Improved Swimmer - Female: Jacki Grant
  • 4 Years Ranked World Performance - Georgina Parkes
  • Academic Achievement - Susie Woodhouse

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