Bond University Swimming Club farewells its Olympic hopefuls

July 18, 2016

Bond University’s swimmers, coaches and their families came together to bid Bon Voyage to their  Olympic hopeful Cameron McEvoy and Head Coach Richard Scarce, who left Australia last Friday for a training camp in Auburn, Alabama ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Cam - who is the fastest 100m freestyler in the world - is no stranger to the Olympics having competed as a 17 year old in the 4 x 100m freestyle and 4 x 200m freestyle relay events at the 2012 Olympics in London.

But this Games is different; and Cam looks set to make a huge splash in Rio. He will be one of Australia’s busiest swimmers at the 2016 Olympics competing in two individual swims (50m and 100m freestyle) and three relays (the 4 x 50m freestyle, 4 x 100m freestyle and 4 x 200m freestyle).

In April this year at the Olympic qualifying event, Cam not only secured his spot for Rio but he made history by becoming the first Australian ever to win the ‘triple crown’ of 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle national titles at the one championships.

Bond’s Richard Scarce is the coach that has helped to develop Cam into the fastest swimmer in the world. He has known Cam since he was six years old, and has trained him for several years.

He and Cam have been working hard towards Rio and on behalf of the entire Bond community we wish them both Bon Voyage and Good Luck!