Six-time Australian Olympic medalist in swimming who died of leukemia. He won four gold medals in freestyle events.
He attended Cranbrook School in Bellevue Hill, Sydney.
He received the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and received the Centenary Medal in 2001.
He married first wife Bobbie Whitby and adopted her daughter, Somerset. He married his second wife, ballerina Jodi Wintz, on October 20, 1988, and welcomed a son, Trevor, in 1990.
He was a legendary Olympic swimmer, much like Michael Phelps.