Swimming

AIS Swimming Program


The residential swimming program at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) opened in 1981. The program's aim was to promote swimming excellence and provide opportunities for each of its elite (or emerging elite) athlete to follow both a sporting and academic or working career. Swimming was one of the inaugural eight AIS sports.

The swimming program was incredibly successful. In its first year of operation, AIS swimmers set 11 new Australian records. Since that time, AIS swimmers made up a significant proportion of all Australian swimming teams.

To promote excellence in swimming and to foster individual and national pride through a dedicated commitment to our total programme AIS Swim Team vision (1981)


 

All AIS athlete scholarships discontinued at the end of 2013. Responsibility for coaches and programs based at the AIS training facility transferred to Swimming Australia Ltd being the principal National Sporting Organisation.  

Note: The AIS Athletes with a Disability (AIS AWD) program was a stand-alone program. A number of elite swimming athletes (including many well known Paralympians) participated in this program. Their contributions will be acknowledge shortly when this area is developed and released. 

Coaching staff
  • Dennis Pursely (1981-1984) 
  • Bill Sweetenham AM (1981-1991) 
  • Craig Crozier (1983-1984) 
  • Ken Wood (1983-1985)
  • John Rodgers (1983-1986) 
  • Terry Gathercole AM (1985-1992)
  • Bernie Mulroy (1985-1988)
  • Judy Hudson (1985-1986)
  • Ron McKeon (1985-1986)
  • Bill Nelson (1988-1994)
  • Ralph Richards (1990-1993)
  • Cathy Randall (1990)
  • Michelle Winton (1991)
  • Gennadi Touretski (1993-2002)
  • Jim Fowlie (1993-2002)
  • Barry Prime (1993-2004)
  • Mark Regan (1997-2002)
  • Pierre Lafontaine (2002-2005)
  • John Fowlie (2003-2013)
  • Glenn Beringen (2003-2004)
  • Shannon Rollason (2005-2013)
  • Doug Frost (2005-2008)
  • Vince Raleigh (2005-2010)
  • Tracey Menzies (2009-2013)
  • Andrew McGregor (2010-2013)
Administrators
  • Helena Bryant
  • Peter Bowman
  • John Priestly
  • Paul Quinlan
  • Jean Roberts
  • Rosemary Goode
AIS Swimming Hall of Fame

Established in 1982. Criteria for inclusion. No inductees selected after 2005. 

 
World and Commonwealth Record Holders

AIS athletes who set a world record  and Commonwealth record whilst on scholarship or after their scholarship and world records set in the AIS Pool.

Olympic Games Representatives

AIS coaches and athletes that attended the Olympic Games whilst on scholarship or after their scholarship. 

Women 

  • Frances Adcock (2004)
  • Angie Bainbridge (2008,2012)
  • Bronte Barratt (2012)
  • Suzi Baumer (1984, 1988)
  • Rebecca Brown (2000)
  • Sheridan Burge-Lopez (1988)
  • Alicia Coutts (2008,2012)
  • Lisa Curry (1984, 1992)
  • Sarah-Jane D’Arcy (2000)     
  • Melanie Dodd (2000)
  • Janelle Elford (1988)
  • Sally Foster (2008,2012)
  • Linley Frame (1992)
  • Felicity Galvez (2008)
  • Caroline Hildreth (2000)
  • Belinda Hocking (2008,2012)
  • Suzanne Landells (1984)
  • Nicole Livingstone (1988, 1992,1996)
  • Karen Lord (1988)
  • Jacqueline McKenzie (1992)
  • Linda Mackenzie (2004,2008)
  • Lisa Mackie (1996)
  • Alice Mills (2008)
  • Audrey Moore (1984)
  • Angela Mullens (1992)
  • Sarah Paton (2004)
  • Michele Pearson (1984)
  • Karen Phillips (1984)
  • Donna Procter (1988)
  • Georgina Parkes(1984)
  • Sarah Ryan (1996,2000,2004)
  • Clementine Stoney (2000)
  • Petria Thomas (1996,2000,2004)
  • Jacinta van Lint (2000)
  • Tarnee White (2008)
  • Anna Windsor (1996,2000) 

Men

  • Malcolm Allen (1996)
  • Glenn Beringen (1984)
  • Grant Brits (2008)
  • Neil Brooks (1984)
  • Ian Brown (1988, 1992)
  • Robert Bruce (1988)
  • Simon Coombs (1996)
  • Tommaso D’Orsongna (2012)
  • Peter Dale (1984)
  • Ashley Delaney (2008)
  • Matthew Dunn (1992,1996,2000)
  • Greg Fasala (1984)
  • Nicholas Ffrost (2008)
  • Thomas Fraser-Holmes (2012)
  • Scott Goodman (1996)
  • Regan Harrison (2000,2004)
  • William Kirby (2000)
  • Michael Klim (1996,2000,2004)
  • Daniel Kowalski (2000)
  • Darren Lange (1992)
  • Rodney Lawson (1992)
  • Ian McAdam (1988)
  • Michael McKenzie (1988)
  • Ron McKeon (1984)
  • Simon McKillop-Davies (1992)
  • Anthony Matkovich (2004)
  • Scott Miller (1996)
  • Patrick Murphy (2008)
  • Justin Norris (2000, 2004)
  • David Orbell (1984)
  • Kirk Palmer (2008)
  • Todd Pearson (2000,2004)
  • Adam Pine (2000,2004,2008)
  • Jason Plummer (1988)
  • Brenton Rickard (2008, 2012)
  • James Roberts (2008)
  • Martin Roberts (1988, 1992)
  • Philip Rogers (1992,1996,2000)
  • Trent Steed (1996)
  • Craig Stevens (2004)
  • Brett Stocks (1984)
  • Hayden Stoeckel (2012)
  • Mark Stockwell (1984)
  • Kim Terrell (1984)
  • Simon Upton (1988)
  • Ian Vander-Wal (1996)
  • Carl Wilson (1988)
  • David Wilson (1988)
  • Rob Woodhouse (1984, 1988)

Coaches 

  • Glenn Beringen (2004)
  • Jim Fowlie (1996)
  • John Fowlie (2012)
  • Terry Gathercole (1992)
  • Pierre Lafontaine (2004)
  • Bill Nelson (1992,1996)
  • Vince Raleigh (2008,2012)
  • Mark Regan (2000)
  • John Rodgers (1984)
  • Shannon Rollason (2008,2012)
  • Bill Sweetenham (1988)
  • Gennadi Touretski (2000)
AIS Sports Awards Winners

AIS Best of Best [wikipedia]

  • Michael Klim (2002)
  • Petria Thomas (2002)

AIS Athlete of the Year [wikipedia]

  • Karen Phillips (1983/84)
  • Michele Pearson (1984/85)
  • Linley Frame (1991)
  • Michael Klim (1998, 1999)
  • Petria Thomas (2001, 2002, 2004)
  • Brenton Rickard (2009)
  • Alicia Coutts (2012)
Brent Harding Memorial Scholarship

Brent Harding (1969-1996) was an international swimmer who pursued the highest ideals of personal integrity, loyalty, academic achievement, and elite swimming. Brent's dedication was such that he performed beyond his ability. This scholarship is awarded annually to the AIS swimmer who best embodies the ideals which Brent espoused.  The Brent Harding memorial scholarship was first awarded in 1997. 

  • 1997 - Matthew Dunn
  • 1998 - Trent Steed
  • 1999 - Daniel Kowalski
  • 2000 - Sarah Ryan
  • 2001 - Justin Norris
  • 2002 - David Jenkins
  • 2003 - Josh Taylor
  • 2004 - Andrew Richards 
  • 2005 - Linda MacKenzie 
  • 2006 - Brenton Rickard 
  • 2007 - Sally Foster
  • 2008 - Alice Mills
  • 2009 - Ashley Delaney 
  • 2010 - Tommaso D’Orsogna 
  • 2011 - Cameron Prosser
  • 2012 - Belinda Hocking
  • 2013 - Alicia Coutts
Scholarship programs
 

 

 





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