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Well know and respected in the community, coach Dick Caine has been coaching and teaching families, producing Olympic and World Champions for over 45 years. This page showcases some of the many tributes and awards he has been recognised with in his highly successful career.

Dick has been recognized by John Howard, the former Australian Prime Minister, several Civic Councils, a number of Board of Directors and literally tens of thousands of individual boys and girls who are now mum’s and dad’s, with a second generation of people learning how to swim or stay fit. Tens of thousands of young Australian boys and girls have trained with Dick at Carss Park Pool & Gyms for various sports, and some have gone on to National and International superstar status.

Many of the tributes below also recognise and highlight the contribution of this wonderful facility to all the local schools, sporting clubs and community at large, who for many years have regularly used the Carss Park War Memorial pools and gyms for fitness, recreation and health.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian's Tribute letter to Dick Caine for 45 years of community service

Premier Gladys Berejiklian

Jeff Fenech's tribute to his good friend Dick Caine

Jeff Fenech

Bathurst Swim Club Tribute article to Dick Caine published in the St George Leader January 2018

Bathurst Swim Club

Team Caine Dinner is a winner article from St George Leader September 2017

Tribute Night Dinner

St George Leader Article announcing Tribute Dinner for Dick Caine

Dick Caine to be honoured

HALL OF FAME INDUCTION for World champion David O'Brien (Kearns and Selina Gilsenan, Australian Diamonds and hall of fame Swifts. Team Caine Carss Park)

David O'Brien

Wallaby captain Philip Kearns and Selina Gilsenan

Phill Kearns & Selina Gilsenen

St George RLFC Swim Club Tribute letter to Dick and Jenny Caine

St George Swim Club

Mater Dei School  tribute letter to Dick and Jenny Caine

Mater Dei School

Suzie Maroney's tribute to Dick Caine and the Carss Park Pool and Gym

Suzie Moroney

St George Hospital tribue to Dick Caine for fund raising work

St George Hospital

St George Rugby League Football Club tribute letter to Dick and Jenny Caine

ST George RLFC

NSW Rugby tribute to Dick and Jenny Caine


Vietnan vet Wally Harper's tribute letter to Dick and Jenny Caine

Wally Harper

Robert Paino's Tribute to the community spirit of Dick Caine's Olypic Pool and Gym

Robert Paino

Paul Woods, GM Kogarah Council, tribte to Dick Caine

Paul Woods

Chris McCormack Tribute to Dick Caine

Chris McCormack

Janelle Elford Tribute to her coach Dick Caine

Janelle Elford

Maddison Dwyer Tribute to her coach and mentor Dick Caine

Maddison Dwyer

Olympian Peter Robertson's Tribute to his coach Dick Caine

Peter Robertson

Ultra marathon Swimming Champion, Suzie Maroney's Tribute to her coach Dick Caine

Suzie Maroney

Wanda Nippers thank you note to Dick Caines for sponsorship of the Nippers

Wanda Nippers

2GB Broadcaster Alan Jones letter to Dick Caine

Alan Jones AO

State and National Champion, Kaz Boskoviv tribute to his coach Dick Caine

Kaz Boskovic

Australian Ironwoman Sian Welch's tribute to her coach Dick Caine

Sian Welch

Citizen of the Year Award Presentation

Citizen of the Year Award

Australia Day Ambassador presentation to Dick Caine

Australia Day Ambassador

He's Mr Caine and it's Gain and Pain - Newspaper article

Fighting Fit Article

Councillor Nick Katris tributel letter to Dick Caine

Councillor Nick Katris

Tribute  letter from Robert McLelland MP

Robert McLelland MP - Tribute

A passion for coaching news article form the Leader

A passion for coaching

Martin Bonsey tribute letter

Martin Bonsey

Tribute letter from Cherie Burton MP

Cherie Burton MP

Tribute letter from Prime Minister John Howard

Prime Minister John Howard

 Janelle Elford news article and tribute

Janelle Elford

Nader Hamden and Anthony Mundine news article

Nader Hamden & Anthony Mundine

Tribute letter from Paul Wood (Kogarah Council)

Paul Wood (Kogarah Council)

Certificate of Appreciation St George Children with Disabilites

St George Children with Disabilites

Australian Coaching Council Award

Australian Coaching Council

Biography on Dick

Fund Raising

The Shack, Youth Outreach Award

The Shack, Youth Outreach

ASCA Award for Outstanding Coaching Achievements


Leading figures backing PCYC news article