Greg Rogers (swimming) and brother Neil, both represented Australia at the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh. Greg also competed at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico, winning silver and bronze medals as part of the 4x200m and 4x100m relay teams. In Edinburgh, Greg won gold medals in the 4x100m and 4x200m freestyle relays – with the 4x200m team breaking the world record. Also winning the silver in the 100m freestyle and bronze in the 200m freestyle events. Brother Neil also had a successful Edinburgh Games, winning bronze in the 200m backstroke and silver in the 4x100m medley relay. The Rogers again both swam in the 1972 Olympic team. Before Neil went on to compete in the 1974 Christchurch Commonwealth Games, winning gold in the 100m butterfly in a Games record time and two silver medals, and at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. An indication of Greg’s fame at the time, he and his brother Ron, who was a Clovelly Surf Lifesaving champion, appeared nude as a centrefold in the 1974 August issue of Playgirl Magazine! Between Greg and Neil, the Rogers won 35 national titles, more than any other siblings in Australian swimming history.
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