Beverley ‘Bev’ Whitfield (swimming) won three gold medals at the 1970 Games in Edinburgh, winning the 100m and 200m breaststroke in Commonwealth record times and was a member of the winning 4x100m medley relay team. Whitfield won the 200m breaststroke at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. In Christchurch in 1974, she won silvers in the 200m breaststroke and as part of the 4x100m medley relay team. Coached by Terry Gathercole and Don Talbot, Whitfield was inducted into the International Swimming and Sport Australia Halls of Fame in 1995. Sadly Whitfield passed away in 1996 at just 42 years of age. The ocean pool in her hometown of Shellharbour, NSW, is named the Beverley Whitfield Pool in her honour.
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