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Swim the Magic

2021 Murray Rose Malabar Magic will be back on February 21st 2021.

Our Organising Committee will be following all the COVID-19 safety guidelines and ocean swimmers can expect an event that will be different, fun and compliant with all Department of Health guidelines.

Let's bring back the Magic to Malabar!

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At Rainbow Club we know that disability doesn't mean inability. We believe that every child has a right to learn how to swim; Rainbow Club provides subsidised and individualised swimming lessons for children with disabilities.

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Top Individuals

  • Brian Sowerby BRIAN SOWERBY $1,255.00
  • Gabriela Ascencio de Myers Gabriela Ascencio de Myers $730.00
  • MACKENZIE BARNES Ciaran, Cadell & Kyler $725.00

Top Teams

  • Emma BALDWIN Magic Rainbows $11,051.00
  • Stephanie Bourke Liftronic Pty Ltd $10,500.00
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About Murray Rose

Murray Rose, AM (6 January 1939 ?5 April 2012) was a six-time Olympic medalist (four gold, one silver, one bronze), and at one time held the world records in the 400-metre, 800-metre, and 1500-metre freestyle (long course). He made his Olympic debut at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Olympics as a 17-year-old and won three Olympic medals, all gold. Four years later, as a 21-year-old, he won three Olympic medals (one gold, one silver, one bronze) at the 1960 Rome Summer Olympics.

In 1983, Dawn Fraser and Murray Rose were named the greatest Australian Olympians in history. It followed an Australian-wide vote by past and present Olympians.

He was Inducted in The Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1985 as an Athlete Member for his contribution to the sport of swimming and was Elevated to &ldqo;Legend of Australian Sport” in 1999.

A deeply committed Patron of Rainbow Club Australia, he was passionate about allowing special needs children to explore their abilities through sporting and recreational activities. Upon his death in 2012, Rainbow Club Australia renamed our annual ocean swim, Murray Rose Malabar Magic Ocean Swim, in his honour. His dedication, drive and his ability to be a friend to all, continues today as the Magic goes from strength to strength and is known as the most “inclusive swims on the calendar.”

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