About AIS Swimming
The Swimming program at the AIS commenced in 1981 in Canberra, and was one of the eight foundation sports of the Institute. As well as conducting the residential scholarship program, the AIS also:
- All AIS Swimming scholarship holders have the opportunity to participate in international swim meets to further enhance their competition skills. This is considered a vital part of a athletes preparation in representing Australia. The AIS Swim program funds international competition on a yearly basis
- hosts selected national and international swimmers for specialised training visits
- conducts meets on a needs basis
The objectives of the residential program are to promote swimming excellence and to provide opportunities for each elite or potentially elite athlete to follow both a sporting and academic or working career.