From Babies to Olympians - Carlile Swimming

From Babies to Olympians

Babies to Olympians

From babies to Olympians, and so it was again. On the weekend, Carlile Swimming Team star Olivia Wunsch sealed a place in the world’s hottest relay team for the Paris Olympics. Australia has won the last three Olympic Gold medals in the women’s 4x100m freestyle and Liv will be part of the team in Paris.

It’s a wonderful reward for the 18-year-old who grabbed five Gold medals at last year’s world junior championships.

Olivia has been with Carlile since she was a toddler. She won her heat of the 100 Freestyle, beating Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell and then finished fifth in the final. The top six were selected for Paris. It also marked a wonderful coaching performance from Michaela Pattinson, who has guided Olivia over the past few years.

It was a similar story for Se-Bom Lee who also learnt to swim with Carlile and grabbed a medley spot in Tokyo. This time the former Carlile swimmer also grabbed a spot for Paris this time in the 200m backstroke.

It all started with Forbes Carlile

“To swim well is an asset for life” said our founder Forbes Carlile. He was Australia’s first Olympic Swimming coach and pioneered Baby swimming when he built Sydney’s first indoor teaching pool in his backyard at Cross Street in Ryde.

Carlile has been teaching babies to Olympians ever since, find our more here. If you want your child to learn to swim well and love swimming, join us.

We have been producing great swimmers for more than 75 years. Indeed Forbes produced his first Olympians in 1948 and his first world record holder and Olympic gold medallist in 1952. That what John Davies who won the 200 mere breaststroke in Helsinki.

The Australian swimming trials marked a record 20 successive Olympic Trials for Carlile, a record unequalled anywhere in the world that dates back to 1948.

At this year’s Games Olivia and Se-Bom, will be part of an impressive group from the Carlile family heading to Paris. Freshwater teacher Sienna Hearn is part of the Stingers water polo team alongside former student and teacher Keesja Gofers, Cherrybrook Operations Manager Nick Hodgers will referee water polo at the Games and Carlile CEO Jon Harker will be part of the commentary team at the boxing and Waterpolo.

Have a question?

If you’d like to know more about how Carlile can help your child learn to swim and love the water, feel free to drop into any of our pools and chat to the staff and check out lessons in action.

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