The ACRF remembers Australian swimming legend, Murray Rose

ACRF is saddened to hear of the passing of swimmer and Leukaemia patient, Murray RoseThe ACRF is saddened to hear of the recent passing of Australian swimming legend, Murray Rose, following his battle with Leukaemia.

Rose is best known for winning back-to-back gold medals in the 1956 (Melbourne) and 1960 (Rome) Olympics 400m swim – an achievement replicated only by Ian Thorpe. He was an inspiration to Australian swimming, taking six Olympic medals (four Gold) in just these two Olympic games.

Rose’s in-the-pool performances inspired many modern-day Australian swimmers and their personal tributes to him have been heartwarming. He also was wonderfully community-minded and also inspired others out of the pool. We at the ACRF would like to take this opportunity to pass on our deepest sympathies to his family, peers and the Australian swimming community.

If you would like to make a memorial gift or donation in memory of Murray Rose, please click here.