Recognised around the world as a leader and bold pioneer in competitive swimming and learn to swim, Ursula has inspired generations in sport and science. Together with her late husband, Forbes, Ursula co-founded Carlile Swimming in 1955. They revolutionised the way children learn to swim and coached hundreds of others to state, national and international championship medals. Ursula has been awarded a life membership of Swimming Australia and has been inducted into both the Australian and US Swim Schools Hall of Fame. Ursula continues to coach and mentor squad swimmers at Ryde.