Dick Caine to be honoured by Bayside Council

Contribution acknowledged: Dick Caine outside Kogarah War Memorial Olympic Swimming Pool last month with Olympian Michelle Ford who he trained. Picture: John Veage
Contribution acknowledged: Dick Caine outside Kogarah War Memorial Olympic Swimming Pool last month with Olympian Michelle Ford who he trained. Picture: John Veage

Long-time coach and former lessee of Carss Park Olympic Pool, Dick Caine will be officially recognised by Bayside Council next week for his contribution to the community.

Bayside Council mayor Bill Saravinovski will read out a Mayoral Minute at next Wednesday’s council meeting officially acknowledging Mr Caine’s outstanding long-term contribution to swimming and charity.

Mr Caine was head coach of swimming at Carss Park Olympic Pool for more than 50 years. He coached 17 World and Olympic champions as well as State and National champions.

Cr Saravinovski will also praise Mr Caine for his wide range of charity endeavours including raising funds for PCYC equipment and assisting disadvantaged youth and children with disabilities.

Mr Caine handed over the lease of the pool to Georges River Council last year. The council allowed him to stay on as head coach but he finished his association with the pool in May.

Mr Caine is currently mounting a campaign to secure the future of the Carss Park pool, officially called the Kogarah War Memorial Olympic Swimming Pool, after a Georges River Council report recommended its demolition at the end of the 2018-2019 summer season.

The council has said no decision will be made on the future of the pool until a feasibility study is completed later this year.

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