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Drummoyne Swimming Pool Olympian library exhibition

By Monica Boyd

Five Dock Library is hosting an Olympic photography exhibition, to coincide with the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, says Acting Mayor Helen McCaffrey.

“The exhibition is a tribute to past Olympians associated with Drummoyne Swimming Pool and displays original photographs of swimmers, coaches and training practices from the 1920s to 1970s,” she said.

Legendary swim coaches Harry Gallagher and Forbes Carlile trained ten men and women at Drummoyne Pool during this period, each of which went on to compete at an Olympic level.

The exhibition features photographs of Olympians Moss Christie, John Marshall, Murray Rose, Jon Hendricks, Dawn Fraser, Janice Murphy, John Konrads, Ilsa Konrads, Robert Windle and Shane Gould.

The Drummoyne Amateur Swimming Club, a local fixture on Henley Marine Drive for over 100 years, recently donated many of these photographs to the Library’s Local Studies collection for safekeeping.

“I encourage community members to visit the exhibition and discover the extraordinary achievements of those Olympic swimmers who lived and trained in our City,” Acting Mayor McCaffrey said.

The exhibition runs until the end of August, during library opening hours.

11 August 2016 | Council

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