Neil Rogers (swimming) and brother Greg, both represented Australia at the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh. Neil was just 16-years-old when he made his debut in Edinburgh, but went on to compete in Christchurch four years later, as well as the 1972 and 1976 Olympic Games. Brother Greg also competed at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico, where he won silver and bronze medals in the 4x200m and 4x100m relays. In Edinburgh, Greg won gold medals in the 4x100m and 4x200m freestyle relays – with the 4x200m team breaking the world record. Greg also won the silver in the 100m freestyle and bronze in the 200m freestyle. Neil also enjoyed a successful Edinburgh Games, winning bronze in the 200m backstroke and a silver medal as part of the 4x100m medley relay team. The Rogers again both swam in the 1972 Olympic team. With Neil continuing on to compete in the 1974 Christchurch Commonwealth Games, winning a gold medal in the 100m butterfly in a Games record time and two silver medals, before going on to swim in the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. Post his career in the pool, Neil was a manager and coach at the famous Bondi Icebergs swimming pool. Between the brothers, the Rogers won 35 national titles, more than any other siblings in Australian swimming history.
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