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AIS Swimming Program

AIS Swimming Program



The 1990 AIS Swim Program consisted of 16 male and 10 female athletes.

11 athletes were selected on the 1990 Auckland Commonwealth Games team. At the Games, scholarship holders won 5 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze medals.

The second half of 1990 was an important preparation period for the World Championships held in Perth. 8 swimmers from the AIS squad were selected as well as Coach Terry Gathercole.

Support staff
  • William Sweetenham (head coach)
  • Terry Gathercole
  • Dr Ralph Richards
  • Bill Nelson
Athletes - Men
  • Cameron Anderson
  • Martthew Brown
  • Robert Bruce
  • Martin Davies
  • Matthew Dunn
  • Brent Harding
  • Mark Huxley
  • Mark Ikin
  • Rodney Lawson
  • Gary Lord
  • Alex Macorig
  • Simon McKillop Davies
  • Matthew McQuade
  • Martin Roberts
  • Philip Rogers
  • Dominic Sheldrick
  • Ian Vander-Wal
  • David Wilson
  • Rob Woodhouse
Athletes - Women
  • Lorayne Botwood
  • Sheridan Burge-Lopez
  • Shannon Carr
  • Dimity Douglas
  • Linley Frame
  • Antoinette Harris
  • Karen Lord
  • Jacqueline McKenzie
  • Kate Prately
  • Donna Procter
  • Teressa Pyke
  • Vanessa Sealey
  • Michelle Von Kotze
1990 team photo
1990 team (left to right)
Back row: Sheridan Burge-Lopez, Teressa Pyke, Michelle Von Kotze, Karen Lord, Dimity Douglas, Linley Frame, Kate Prately, Donna Procter, Vanessa Sealey
Middle row: Matthew Brown, Mark Ikin, Matthew Dunn, David Wilson, Cameron Anderson, Matthew Quade, Martin Davies, Alex Macorig
Front row: Gary Lord, Philip Rogers, Mark Huxley, Brent Harding, Dominic Sheldrick, Robert Bruce, Ian Vander Wal

Major international performances

Commonwealth Games - Auckland, New Zealand (24 January-3 February)
  • Robert Bruce - Gold 400m Individual Medley; Silver 200m Individual Medley
  • Brent Harding
  • Rodney Lawson - Silver 200m Breaststroke
  • Gary Lord - Gold 4x200m Freestyle Relay
  • Simon McKillop-Davies
  • Martin Roberts - Gold 200m Freestyle; Silver 200m Butterfly; Bronze 200m Individual Medley; Gold 4x200m Freestyle Relay
  • Philip Rogers - Bronze 4x100m Medley Relay
  • Ian Van der Wal
  • David Wilson
  • Rob Woodhouse - Silver 400m Individual Medley
Former scholarship holders:
  • Ian Brown - Gold 400m Freestyle; Gold 4x200m Freestyle Relay; Silver 200m Freestyle
  • Michael McKenzie - Bronze 1500m Freestyle
  • Matthew Renshaw - Gold 4x100m Freestyle Relay
  • Brett Stocks
  • Sheridan Burge-Lopez - Bronze 800m Freestyle
  • Karen Lord - Bronze 200m Backstroke
  • Donna Procter - Bronze 400m Individual Medley
Former scholarship holders:
  • Lisa Curry-Kenny - Gold 50m Freestyle; Gold 100m Butterfly; Gold 4x100m Freestyle Relay; Gold 4x100m Medley Relay; Silver 100m Freestyle
  • Janelle Elford - Gold 4x200m Freestyle Relay; Silver 800m Freestyle; Bronze 400m Freestyle
  • Angela Mullens - Gold 4x100m Freestyle Relay
  • Nicole Livingstone - Gold 100m Backstroke; Silver 200m Backstroke; Gold 4x100m Medley Relay
  • Bill Sweetenham
Commonwealth Long Course Records
  • Former: Lisa Curry-Kenny - Women's 100m Freestyle 56.46, Commonwealth Games, Auckland, New Zealand, 27 January 1990
  • Nicole Livingstone - Women's 100m Backstroke 1:02.46, Commonwealth Games, Auckland, New Zealand, 27 January 1990
  • Former: Janelle Elford Non-AIS: Hayley Lewis, Julie McDonald, Jenny McMahon - Women's 4x200m Freestyle Relay 8:08.95, Commonwealth Games, Auckland, New Zealand, 27 January 1990
  • Former: Lisa Curry-Kenny - Women's 100m Butterfly 1:00.66, Commonwealth Games, Auckland, New Zealand, 28 January 1990
  • Former: Lisa Curry-Kenny - Women's 50m Freestyle 25.80, Commonwealth Games, Auckland, New Zealand, 30 January 1990

Image gallery

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The AIS Alumni Network website includes athletes who were on AIS scholarship for at least two months consecutively. All reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that the information included is accurate and comprehensive.

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