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 2016 Rio Olympics and competed in Europe & the United Arab Emirates for multiple months as part of the FINA Swimming World Cup Circuit. Jack was able to establish himself as an improving freestyler new to the international scene after individually winning Silver and Bronze medals on the FINA Swimming World Cup Circuit.
Upon returning home, Jack attended the Australian SC Championships where he won his first Australian National Title in the 100m Individually medley and placed fourth in both the 100m and 200m Freestyle. Together, these performances earned Jack a spot on his first Senior Team to travel to Windsor, Canada to compete at the 13th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m). In Windsor, individually Jack finished just outside of the final to place 9th in the 100m Individual Medley (52.89) and also competed in the 200m Freestyle heats (1:45:63). As a team, Jack was part of the Men’s 800m and 400m Freestyle Relays, winning a Bronze medal in the latter.
Having competed as a swimmer for almost 13 years since he was 9 years old, it has been a long Journey from when Jack first started. 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 now studies Medicine at Monash University where he is a 3rd Year Medical Student 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.
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