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AIS Swimming Program

AIS Swimming Program



Bill Nelson from Newcastle joined head coach Bill Sweetenham and senior coach Terry Gathercole for the 1989 year.

In 1989 there was extensive sports science testing of the swimmers both in the laboratory and at the poolside. Laboratory testing included routine blood checks, anthropometric measures, and general (bicycle ergometer) and specific (swimbench) power and endurance measures. At poolside, routine monitoring of heart rates and blood lactate levels during training for the categorisation of training sets, as well as periodic blood lactate/velocity curves, were used to monitor the progress of the swimmers.

Support staff
  • William Sweetenham (head coach)
  • Terry Gathercole (senior coach)
  • Bill Nelson (assistant coach)
Athletes - Men
  • Anthony Brewin
  • Robert Bruce
  • Brent Harding
  • Mark Ikin
  • Gary Lord
  • Simon McKillop-Davies
  • Martin Roberts
  • Philip Rogers
  • Ian Vander-Wal
  • Michael Weeding
  • David Wilson
Athletes - Women
  • Sheridan Burge-Lopez
  • Megan Fanning
  • Linley Frame
  • Louise Jamieson
  • Karen Lord
  • Anne McCloughry
  • Jacqueline McKenzie
  • Angela Mullens
  • Donna Procter
  • Julie-Anne Roberts
1989 team photo
1989 team (left to right)
Back row: Michael Weeding, Karen Lord, Linley Frame, Unknown, Donna Procter, Julie-Anne Roberts, Sheridan Burge-Lopez, Mark Ikin
Front row: Ian Vander Wal, Robert Bruce, Martin Roberts, Philip Rogers, David Wilson, Gary Lord, Brent Harding

Major international performances

Pacific Championships - Tokyo, Japan (17-20 August)
  • Brent Harding
  • Gary Lord - Silver - 4x100m Freestyle Relay; Bronze 4x200m Freestyle Relay
  • Martin Roberts - Bronze - 4x200m Freestyle Relay
  • Philip Rogers - Bronze - 4x50m Medley Relay Bronze - 4x100m Medley Relay
  • Ian Van de Wal - Silver 4x100m Freestyle Relay
  • David Wilson

Former scholarship holders:

  • Scott Hamlett
  • Rodney Lawson
  • Michael McKenzie - Gold 800m Freestyle; Silver 1500m Freestyle
  • Brett Stocks
  • Linley Frame
  • Karen Lord
  • Jacqueline McKenzie
  • Angela Mullens
  • Donna Procter - Bronze 400m Individual Medley

Former scholarship holders:

  • Lisa Curry-Kenny - Silver 4x50m Medley Relay
  • Janelle Elford - Gold 1500m Freestyle; Silver 800m Freestyle; Bronze 400m Freestyle
  • Nicole Livingstone - Silver 100m Backstroke; Silver 4x50m Medley Relay; Silver - 4x100m Medley Relay; Bronze 200m Backstroke
  • Terry Gathercole AM

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