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AVAILABLE NOW: Beyond the Black Line

The Beyond the Black Line (BTBL) program is ready to be rolled out and sees current and retired Dolphins engaging younger members of the swimming community about real issues effecting everyone today, even themselves during a 90 minute clinic. Additionally, there are online resources available that feature names such as Bronte and Cate Campbell, Bronte Barratt, Belinda Hocking, Kylie Palmer,Emma McKeon, Ellie Cole, Annabelle Williams, Shayna Jack, Minna Atherton, Libby Trickett, Sally Hunter, Jade Neilsen, Katie Goldman and Nicole Livingstone. The men's program currently features Cameron McEvoy, Brendan Hall , Grant Hackett, James Magnussen, Michael Klim, Ash Callus and Brenton Rickard.

Clinic Info

If you would like to host a Beyond the Black Line clinic please complete this form

Requirements for hosting clubs

Tackling societies issues

The aim of the program is to normalise society's issues amongst members of the swimming community. . What makes this program even more special is that all presenters experienced their own issues with the subject matter on their journey to becoming International swimmers.

What others are saying

I actually found it so interesting and I wish I would have been able to watch this when I was around 15 years old, would have helped me a lot.. It's so great that this type of help and reassurance is out there for these young girls!

Brittany Elmslie – Olympic Gold Medalist

I really enjoyed learning about how much of a negative impact negative body image can have on your future life and performances.

Grade 9 Girl at Clayfield College 

Extremely enjoyable, I've learnt that you have to enjoy swimming. Not to push through injury and communicate with people.

14 yr old boy, Swimming NSW Development Camp

I loved learning about how beauty is different all around the world, I wasn’t embarrassed to ask questions.

Grade 5 girls at BayView Primary School

When it comes to body size I felt it was spot on, it related back to me

13 yr old boy, Swimming Victoria Development camp

The personal stories (of the presenters) are relatable and hearing their personal experiences made me more comfortable about myself.

Grade 12 Girls at Ipswich Girls Grammar School 

I found the presentations to be very interesting and learned a lot about growing up.  I enjoyed being able to ask questions.

Grade 8 Boy at The Southport School 

Your program was very appropriate for our girls and during each visit you were able to present your message with relevance to the age of the students. The inclusion of current or very recent swimmers also made the presentation more valuable, as the issues being discussed could be seen as having occurred to others.

Ipswich Girls Grammar School: Ms Wendy Mayes, Senior School Coorindator

I thought the boys loved the talks and the video clips helped. They like hearing from athletes who have been there and had some ups and downs. the Y gen need to know its not easy out there.

The Southport School: Mr Bryan Hain, Director of Sport

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