Sprint Freestyler Jack Gerrard made his debut on the Australian Dolphins Swim Team at the end of 2016 after competing at the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m). This followed on from a big year of racing where Jack narrowly missed selection for the Rio Olympics and competed over many months as part of the FINA Swimming World Cup Circuit. Jack was able to introduce himself to the international scene after individually winning Silver and Bronze medals on this World Cup Circuit. Upon returning home, Jack won his first Australian National Title at the Australian SC National Swimming Championships and earned a spot on his first Australian senior team to compete at the 13th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Canada. At the World Championships, Jack competed in the 100m Individual Medley, 200m freestyle, 400m and 800m freestyle relays; where he won a World Championship Bronze medal.
Having competed as a swimmer for over 13 years since he was nine years old, it has been a long Journey for Jack. For most of his childhood, Jack grew up in Cairns, Far North Queensland. In 2010 at age 15, Jack moved to Melbourne as a boarding student to better himself as an athlete and student. Seven years on, Jack is now a 3rd year Medical Student at Monash University in Melbourne and has been the Club Captain of Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club for 3 years.
Any money raised would contribute towards the costs of Jacks transport and training costs whilst at home as well as the travel costs when going overseas.