Dick Caine will continue as head coach when his lease to manage Carss Park Olympic Pool ends on June 30.
I will come in every afternoon to coach, but I won’t be mowing lawns, cleaning toilets and things like that.- Dick Caine
His wife Jenny will also stay on, working in the office.
The couple have agreed to a contract offered by the general manager of Georges River Council, Gail Connolly.
Ms Connolly said in March the council would resume management of the pool on July 1 and she hoped Caine’s health would allow him to remain as the head swimming coach.
Caine, who is suffering from terminal cancer, said the two-year contract was in line with his medical prognosis, and he was happy with what had been worked out.
“I will come in every afternoon to coach, but I won’t be mowing lawns, cleaning toilets and things like that,” he said.
“It will be hard because I am used to be being the complete boss, but at least I am here for the kids.”
Caine said in a Facebook post he had kept the progress of his illness quiet.
“I did not want you all to know or worry [or worse] have you feeling sorry for me, but I also have to be fair to Gail Connolly,” he wrote.
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