Sandra Morgan

Australian Swimmer
Born Jun 6, 1942

Sandra Anne Morgan is a former Australian freestyle swimmer, who won gold in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. At the age of 14 years and 6 months, she became the youngest Australian to win an Olympic gold medal, a record that still stands. Morgan began serious training in early 1956 and won Olympic selection for the relay team as well as the 400 m freestyle.… Read More

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1942 Birth Born on June 6, 1942.


1953 11 Years Old At the age of eight, she won the district championship and in 1953, aged 11, she won the New South Wales (NSW) Primary School Championships.
In February 1956, aged 13, she was taken for serious training. … Read More
1957 15 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1957, she won the 110-, 220-, and 440-yard treble at the Australian Championships in the absence of her main rivals, but from that point on her career was plagued by illness and weight problems.
1958 16 Years Old 1 More Event
She was selected in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games purely as a relay swimmer, winning gold in the event. … Read More
1959 17 Years Old In 1959, she placed third in both the 440-yard and 880-yard freestyle events at the Australian Championships. … Read More
Her chest problems persisted when she returned to competition at the 1960 Australian championships, placing third in the 220-yard and 440-yard freestyle and fifth in the 110-yard freestyle.


1965 23 Years Old Morgan married George Beavis in 1965 and had three daughters, all of whom enjoyed swimming victories at school and district level. … Read More


1978 36 Years Old In 1978, she began teaching handicapped children to swim in her backyard pool, and was given a government grant to continue her work. … Read More


1995 53 Years Old In 1995, Morgan was inducted into the Hall of Champions at the State Sports Centre and the Path of Champions at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. … Read More
2000 58 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2000, Morgan was awarded the Australian Government's Australian Sports Medal for her contributions to the 2000 Summer Olympics held in Sydney and her achievements as a competitor.
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