Monday, April 16, 2012

Nairnshire born Oz swimming legend Murray Rose dies

"Iain Murray Rose was born on January 6, 1939, in the Scottish coastal town Nairn to British parents and migrated to Sydney as an infant after the outbreak of war.

He had his first swimming lessons in Redleaf Pool in Double Bay in Sydney's east and grew up with a shark-netted beach near his house.

From 1956 to 1960, he was the world's best men's swimmer, winning four Olympic medals and setting 15 world records. After the Melbourne Olympics, he won a swimming scholarship to the University of Southern California, where he studied drama and television. He last competed for Australia at the 1962 Commonwealth Games."  More on the Austrailian.

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