Ian Vander-Wal

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Ian Vander-Wal
Personal information
Full name Ian Daniel Vander-Wal
National team  Australia
Born (1971-08-22) 22 August 1971 (age 45)
Darwin, Northern Territory
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 90 kg (200 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Commercial Swim Club

Ian Daniel Vander-Wal (born 22 August 1971) is an Australian former sprint and middle distance freestyle swimmer who represented Australia at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. He was a member of the 4x100-metre and 4x200-metre freestyle relay teams.[1][2] He trained at the Commercial Swimming Club in Brisbane.[3]

He also competed at the 1997 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, where he combined with Michael Klim, Grant Hackett and Ian Thorpe to earn a silver medal in the 4x200-metre freestyle relay.[4] He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder from 1989 to 1992.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.olympics.com.au/athletes.cfm?AthleteID=6589
  2. ^ "Sports Reference profile". Sports Reference. 2014. Archived from the original on 16 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  3. ^ ClubRoleofHonour
  4. ^ G Hunter, p. 87, Ian Thorpe:the biography
  5. ^ Excellence : the Australian Institute of Sport. Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. 2002. ISBN 1-74013-060-X.