Swimming WA Ambassadors
The Swimming WA Ambassador Programme aims to promote swimming across Western Australia through engaging high profile former and current athletes with a passion for sharing the joy of swimming and ensuring it remains an essential part of the Western Australian way of life.
Australian swimming legend Dawn Fraser was unbeaten in the 100m freestyle in three Olympic Games. She also held 39 records, including the 100m freestyle record which she held for 15 years.
Dawn was drawn to the position after learning of Swimming WA’s ambitious plans for growth and development.
In 2017 Dawn will be focused on regional swimming in Western Australia.
“I am impressed with the focus and strategic direction that Swimming WA has put in place,” Fraser said.
“Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of swimming, no matter what their ability or where they live, and Swimming WA is working hard to ensure that occurs.
“I’m excited about this next 12 months and helping to elevate the sport of swimming throughout WA.”
Blair Evans competed at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Her biggest career success so far came from the London 2012 games where she won a silver medal as a part of the 4x200m freestyle relay team.
Blair serves as an ambassador for Swimming WA, as well as its affiliate learn-to-swim school WestSwim.
“I’ve always loved swimming and I’m so excited to have the opportunity to be able to share that with our next generation of swimmers,” said Blair.
“Collaborating with WestSwim is a great opportunity for me to give back to the sport I love. Seeing the kids gain confidence in the water and enjoy swimming is amazing”
Having recently returned to Perth after four years of training in Queensland, Olympic medallist Tommaso D'Orsogna has commenced his role as a Swimming WA ambassador.
Tommaso will be assisting our Clubs in their member recruitment and retention and promoting swimming at events around Perth and regional WA.
"I'm excited to be back in Western Australia and to be coming on board as an ambassador for Swimming WA. It's s great sport and getting involved with a Club is a really fun, worthwhile experience," said Tommaso.
Libby Trickett AO MBE joined Swimming WA as an ambassador in 2017. Trickett was a gold medalist at the 2004, 2008 and the 2012 Olympics and was the world record holder in the short-course (25m) 100-metre freestyle.
“‘I am absolutely thrilled to help promote swimming in WA. I am incredibly passionate about swimming and I’m really excited to encourage everyone to get involved regardless of age or level of ability!" said Libby.