Melbourne Vicentre

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Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club
Nicknames Vicentre
Sport Swimming
Founded 1988
League Swimming Victoria
Division Metropolitan District South
Based in Albert Park
Stadium Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre
Head coach Craig Jackson (swimmer)
Championships 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013
Website http://vicentre.swimming.org.au/


Melbourne Vicentre is a swimming club based at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC), Melbourne, Australia. Its head coach is 1992 Olympian Craig Jackson, supported by Kenrick Monk, Matt King, Brad Harris and others. Prior to his resignation in 2017, Ian Pope was head coach of Vicentre for 16 years.[1] Vicentre is one of the largest clubs in Victoria, and Swimming Australia Podium Performance Centre.[2]

Amongst the swimmers who train currently with Vicentre are Olympian Mack Horton and Kotuku Ngawati, Paralympians Ahmed Kelly, Ashleigh McConnell and Tanya Huebner as well as Masters World Record holder Linley Frame. Past club members include Giaan Rooney, Matt Welsh, Grant Hackett, Daniel Kowalski, Marieke Guehrer and Nicole Livingstone.[3] Nicole Livingstone was CEO of the club between July 2014 and early 2017.[4]

The club was formed in 1988 following the amalgamation of Melbourne Aquatic and ACI Vicentre swimming clubs. In 1996, the club amalgamated with Malvern Swimming Club Inc. The club is an incorporated association under the Associations Incorporation Act 1986 (Vic) and is an affiliate of Swimming Victoria and Metro South District.[5]

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  1. ^ "Director of Coaching Appointment". Surrey Park Swim Club. 27 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Podium Centres for 2014". Swimming Australia. Archived from the original on 7 October 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Melbourne Vicentre Hall of Fame". Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Swimming Australia congratulates Nicole Livingstone OAM on new appointment". 
  5. ^ "Metropolitan District South Clubs". 

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