Dick Caine accepts council contract to continue coaching at Carss Park pool

Done deal: Dick Caine, at Carss Park Olympic Pool, says it will be hard "not being the complete boss, but at least I am here for the kids.” Picture: Chris Lane
Done deal: Dick Caine, at Carss Park Olympic Pool, says it will be hard "not being the complete boss, but at least I am here for the kids.” Picture: Chris Lane

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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