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Swimmer Appearances

As one of the most popular participation spots in the country there are hundreds of thousand Australians who enjoy our great sport.

If you would like members of The Australian Dolphins squad to appear at your event, session, clinic or school to provide skills and tips or for a speaking engagement please email the following information to [email protected]

Please note: All requesting clubs and organisations will be required to cover ALL travel related costs (flights, accomodation, transfers and meals if applicable). One swimmer visit per club per 12 month cycle.

Tips for when requesting a swimmer

What others are saying about the appearances

Melissa Gorman— We love having Mel visit as she is part of our extended family and the students are always keen to
congratulate her and hold her medal. We had "GO MEL' placards one year to begin our walkathon, when she was doing an ocean swim. I have photos of that too but will have to access our exter- nal hard drive for them. Let me know if you'd like them. We love to "show off" Mel as inspiration and motivation for our students.

Aspley Special School 

Jessica Ashwood & Jayden Hadler—Jayden and Jess were absolutely fantastic. They are both a credit to the sport of swimming.

They both presented some major awards, spoke exceptionally well and made time at the end of the awards presentations for photo’s and auto- graphs.

Jessica’s speak has even inspired one of our older swimmers who was contemplating retiring to continue on. She is a rather talented swimmer, and what Jess said about her own journey has managed to reverse her decision. Her mum is ecstatic!

Castle Hill RSL Swim Club

Sally Foster - Sally held our kids captivated and the feedback received from the parents was amazing. Her personal appearance, talking about attending the Beijing Olympics, made what is the dream for the bulk of our kids seem like an achievable reality and gave them an idea of the dedication and commitment that is required to reach their goals.

UWA Swimming Club

Pat Murphy— Pat was articulate and his skills and drills were targeted at basic to advanced swimmers and he interacted well with my team and they related well to him. Overall the visit was great we would love for him to visit again and maybe stay longer ( kids had to get to school ). 

CYMS St Edmunds

Swimmers and appearances

Matthew Abood:

‘I like to be able to share my experi- ences of swimming with the swimmers of tomorrow. I can also remember being a hound swimmer and the impact older role models in the sport had on me and it's pretty humbling finding myself in a similar posi- tion to have a positive influence on young kids now!’ 

Kylie Palmer:

 ‘I love doing appearances for any club, school or organisation. I know that the people I am talking to love hearing stories about all the fun and happiness that comes at the end of putting in all the hard yards along the way.’ 


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