Linley Frame

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Linley Frame
Personal information
Full name Linley Margaret Frame
National team  Australia
Born (1971-11-12) 12 November 1971 (age 45)
Melbourne, Victoria
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
Club Melbourne 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. She appeared as herself in the eighth episode of the 1998 Australia television series The Games.

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.[7] As well as racing Masters events, Frame competes in Victorian and Australian Swimming Championships.[8][9]

As of 2014, Frame works at Swimming Victoria as Athlete and Coach Liaison Officer.[10] She has been a motivational speaker for both children and adults throughout Victoria. 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.[11]


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