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The Dawn Fraser Swimming Pool is named in honour of Dawn Fraser whose career was established in this pool.
Dawn Fraser AO, MBE (born 4 September 1937) is an Australian champion swimmer and former politician. She is one of only three swimmers to have won the same Olympic event three times – in her case the 100 metres freestyle. Fraser was born in the Sydney suburb of Balmain in 1937 into a working-class family. She was spotted at the early age of 14 by Sydney coach Harry Gallagher swimming at the local sea baths.
Within Australia, during her swimming career she was often known for her controversial behaviour and larrikin character as much as for her athletic ability. She 'outgrew' that reputation as evidenced by the many honours she has received since her competitive swimming career ended.
|Address:||Fitzroy Avenue, Elkington Park , Balmain, 2041|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.853875|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 1st December, 1964|
Council Of The Municpality Of Leichhardt
DAWN FRASER SWIMMING POOL
This Pool Is Named In Honour Of
Whose Swimming Career Was Established In These Waters
THRICE WINNER OF OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALS
1956 1960 1964
First Woman To Swim 100 Metres Under One Minute
Acclaimed World`s Outstanding Woman Athlete - 1964.
Ist. December 1964.
Ald. Mrs. A. R. Cashman Mayor.