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Biomechanist (Victorian Institute of Sport), Victoria University

Dr Elaine Tor the currently the Biomechanist at the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) for swimming and athletics. She recently completed a PhD in Swimming Biomechanics at Victoria University in Melbourne. This project was a joint project between the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Swimming Australia and Victoria University which focused on the underwater phase of the swimming start. This research dealt directly with elite athletes and used a multi-disciplinary approach to combine the areas of performance analysis, biomechanics and skill acquisition.

In addition to extensive practical experience in swimming biomechanics at the AIS, Elaine has been selected as the Biomechanist on multiple Swimming Australia Teams. Furthermore, Elaine has also published in the area of swimming competition analysis and is currently working on projects looking at aspects of the swimming turn.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, AIS