In Summary

  • Four students compete in Rio Olympic Games
  • Two students compete in Rio Paralympics
  • Jessica Fox receives Bronze medal in K1 Canoe Slalom

Six students studying at Swinburne competed in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

The students are studying through Swinburne Online and Open Universities Australia, a flexible way of learning that allows students to study anywhere, anytime.

 On behalf of the university, Vice-Chancellor Professor Linda Kristjanson congratulates the students for their hard work and dedication. 

“We are incredibly proud of these students. Undertaking their studies while pursuing a career as a professional athlete is a great achievement,” Professor Linda Kristjanson says.

“At Swinburne, we support and encourage all of our students to succeed in their endeavours, wherever their passion lies.”

Since its launch five years ago, Swinburne Online has grown rapidly in response to student demand.

“Swinburne Online has allowed us to offer high-touch online education to students who would never have found their way to a Swinburne campus,” Professor Kristjanson says.

2016 Olympians

  • Jessica Fox – Bronze medallist in K1 Canoe Slalom
  • Stephanie Catley – Soccer
  • Tessa Lavey – Basketball
  • Cameron Clarke – Rugby Sevens
  • Paralympian Matt Levy – Swimming
  • Paralympian Isabelle Hampton – Athletics