Olympics Speakers

Dawn Fraser

Dawn Fraser was named Australian of the Year in 1964 and voted Australia's greatest female athlete in 1988. She was named Australian Female Athlete of the Century by the Sport Australian Hall of Fame as well as the World's Greatest Living Female Water Sports Champion by the International Olympic Committee in 1999. Also she is the recipient of the Australian Sports Medal on 14 July 2000 and The Ord ...

Dean Boxall

Dean Boxall is the head coach at the revered swim program at St Peters Western and responsible for the exhilarating performances of Ariarne Titmus at Tokyo 2020 and her rise to the top of the swimming ranks.

Debbie Watson

Debbie is a 2000 Olympic gold medallist when she was part of Australia's first women's waterpolo gold medal team. The 1986 World Champion and team captain for six years, Debbie is the winner of multiple gold medals, including World Cups and international tournaments and was voted the world's best player in 1993. Legend of the sport and renowned motivational speaker, sports commentator, Personal ...

Don Elgin

Don Elgin was raised in the NSW town of Tocumwal. Being born without the lower portion of his left leg was not a barrier for this boy who would make his first Australian team at 18 years of age. Don went to the 1994 International Paralympic Committee World Athletic Championships in Berlin, where he won a gold medal as part of the 4x100m relay team. Following this event Don?s focus moved from the ...

Drew Ginn

Drew Ginn is an Olympic Rower with three gold medals behind him despite suffering intense back problems that at one stage forced him to step back from training and competition for two years. Through incredible determination, Drew underwent an intense program of rehabilitation to return to - and succeed in - the sport he is most passionate about. Furthermore, during his period of recovery, he took ...

Duncan Armstrong

Duncan Armstrong became a household name in Australia when he claimed one of only 3 Olympic Gold medals Australia won at the Seoul Games in 1988. Duncan broke the 200 freestyle world record to claim Australia's 100th medal on Olympic competition. Coached by the unstoppable Laurie Lawrence, Duncan's swimming career spanned 10 years in the green and gold. Duncan received a host of honours out of the ...

Elka Whalan

"3% of a nation ever make a national team and 0.8% ever get to stand on the dais. Those stats were a major confirmation for me knowing the Olympics was what I wanted in 2000, regardless of missing out on school formals, not staying out too late or forgetting about indulging in the normal experiments of drinking and boys, whilst others took the path often chosen, I chose the harder route, and what ...

Elli Overton

While she's never won an Olympic medal, Overton has proved herself to be among the top half-dozen 200 metres individual medley swimmers in the world, finishing fifth in both Barcelona and Atlanta. In between times she enjoyed a fantastic meet at the Commonwealth Games in Victoria in 1994. She won the 200m-400m individual medley double, along with two silver and two bronze medals in her other event ...

Emma George

As a youngster Emma George spent four years performing as an acrobat with the Flying Fruit Fly Circus. Aged 12, Emma left the circus to pursue her love of track and field. Seven years later, Emma spotted a notice at her local athletics club seeking women who were interested in trying their hand at pole vaulting. With a little ambition and a mountain of talent - the rest, as they say, is history. ...

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