Ian Pope

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Ian Pope (born 1962) is an Olympic and national swimming coach from Australia. As of 2010, he is the head coach of Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club[1] in Melbourne. He served on Australian Olympic coaching staffs in 2000 and 2008.

Some of his past swimmers include Michael Klim, Matt Welsh, Grant Hackett, Brett Hawke, Giaan Rooney and Patrick Murphy.[2]

He has been named Victorian Swimming Coach of the Year nine times[1] and Australia's overall Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2004.[3]


  1. ^ a b Our People page from Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club website (www.vicentre.org.au); retrieved 2010-10-20.
  2. ^ Eyeing the talent pool from The Age; published 2004-11-25, retrieved 2010-10-20.
  3. ^ Eswimmer - December 2003, published by Australian Swimming Ltd. in 2003-12; retrieved 2010-10-20.