Linley Frame

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Linley Frame
Personal information
Full nameLinley Margaret Frame
National team Australia
Born (1971-11-12) 12 November 1971 (age 48)
Melbourne, Victoria
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
ClubMelbourne Vicentre

Linley Margaret Frame (born 12 November 1971), is an Australian competitive swimmer who won a gold medal in the 100-metre breaststroke at the 1991 FINA World Aquatics Championships, and represented Australia at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, coming in 15th and 19th in her breaststroke events.

At the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) she was coached by Terry Gathercole. She was named AIS Athlete of the Year in 1991.[1]

In 1996, Frame retired from swimming after developing chronic fatigue syndrome.[2][3]

Frame was a poolside interviewer for Channel Seven at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, and was a studio pundit for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

In 2009, Frame made a comeback to swimming. Competing at the 2009 World Masters Games, she won a gold medal in the W35-39 50m breaststroke event, beating the second-place swimmer by more than 3 seconds.[4] Frame now holds FINA Masters World Records for the W40-44 age group in 50m breaststroke and 100m breaststroke events.[5][6] She competed at the 2014 FINA World Masters Championships in Montreal, and won gold medals in the W40-44 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke events.

As of 2014, Frame works at Swimming Victoria as Athlete and Coach Liaison Officer.[7] Since 2001, she has been an ambassador for Red Dust Role Models, a charity that visits remote Aboriginal communities throughout the Northern Territory and Western Australia, teaching children the importance of a healthy lifestyle and good education.[8]


  1. ^ AIS Athlete of the Year Past Winners Archived 26 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Champion swimmer fights for understanding of 'the most misunderstood' disease". ME/CFS Australia (Victoria). 3 May 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Linley Frame: Olympian and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferer". Retrieved 20 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Swimming - 15 October 2009 - Day 6 Results". p15. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
  5. ^ FINA WORLD MASTERS RECORDS - LONG COURSE METERS AS OF DEC 31, 2013 Archived 6 November 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ FINA WORLD MASTERS RECORDS - SHORT COURSE METERS AS OF DEC 31, 2013 Archived 6 November 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Staff Profile: Linley Frame" (PDF). p2: Swimming Victoria. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 February 2014. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
  8. ^ Red Dust Role Models - Linley Frame Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 11 November 2015.

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