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A female freestyle swimmer could swim as fast as a male butterfly swimmer. If a world record in the men's butterfly was 60 seconds, I was going to make sure I could swim that fast. That's how I kept all my world records down.
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As long as I was fit, my body looked good. I was always renowned as having a great pair of legs, and I was very proud of that.
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Being the youngest in the family, I guess I just did everything for Dad.
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Every championships that take place, I have an official invitation.
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Harry and I have had a terrific relationship as far as pupil and coach is concerned, and we've had our disagreements and we've had our agreements, but it's always worked out for the better.
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I could have been at fault by standing up for my rights, and I certainly would have stood up for my rights, which I do, and as I said, my parents brought me up very well.
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I didn't like wearing sleeveless frocks because I had big muscles at the top.
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I don't ever think that Australia has let me down. I've only got out of this country what I've put into it.
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I don't linger on the fact that Dawn Fraser was a great swimmer 40 years ago. That was in the past. I did break 41 world records, but I don't live on that today.
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I enjoyed and loved the thought of competing.
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I guess it retired me four years earlier than I wanted to retire.
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I had my first game of football with my brothers. We came down here for a school carnival and they were one short. I had very long hair and my brothers got a pair of scissors and cut my hair.
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I had to think twice whether I wanted to come back into this sport of swimming with all these officials that had banned me for 12 months.
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I had worked very hard after the car accident in which my mother was killed, to get to that Olympic Games. There was nothing that was going to stand in my way to winning a Gold Medal.
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I have a life membership with New South Wales Swimming, and I also have a life membership from Australian Swimming.
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I have beautiful memories of Balmain. I live in the house my parents lived in and I was born in. I suppose I feel quite safe in it.
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I knew that the stronger that I was, the faster I was going to swim, and that's all I had in my mind at the time, was I wanted to be the best swimmer in the world.
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I thought amateurism in sport was very powerful. When I used to do radio interviews, I'd have to write out an invoice.
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I used to do some terrible things in the marshalling area to upset my rivals.
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I used to have very long hair and my Dad used to love it, and I had a plait that I could sit on.
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I used to make my own swimsuits, and I used to get the right material and make sure that I always had a special swimsuit, because I have got a long body and I always wanted to feel comfortable.
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I was a logical thinker, I thought and planned my race out a week before, and no one could upset me.
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I was classed by the Australian Swimming Union as a professional at 12 years of age. I guess that was my first big battle with officialdom.
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I was competing against women. There was no point in training with them. That was my attitude, and that's what helped me.
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I was named Dawn was because I was born at dawn.
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I was pioneer to have all of those barriers removed, to have the amateur status removed so that made it easier for all of our kids today, to try and be an achiever.
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I'm a great watcher of people, and watching older people, trying to learn from their experiences, and talking to older people.
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I'm very good with my hands, and I think I just virtually grew up with my two brothers that were closer to me, and I wasn't regarded as a little girl.
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I've got as much as I possibly want, and I'm very happy.
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I've worked hard all my life.
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If the sponsors want to pay them that amount of money, good on them.
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If you're good at it, you can win.
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It's a beautiful thing, diving into the cool crisp water and then just sort of being able to pull your body through the water and the water opening up for you.
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Make yourself an example, achieve it, but don't hurt anyone on the way up. I don't think I did that.
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My ambition, before I finish swimming, is to break the minute and my first lap now is getting faster each swim I have. All I have to do is keep on working at it, and I think that I'll be able to do it in about the next two years.
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My body went through a lot of pain and cold water. But all of a sudden when you start getting fit, it's a beautiful thing.
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My mother and father brought me up very well, and I know my Ps and Qs.
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My official swimsuit did not fit me properly.
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The officials that I had problems with, they've gone by the wayside. We have a new influx of officials that are doing something for sport, not for what they can get out of it.
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The Olympics remain the most compelling search for excellence that exists in sport, and maybe in life itself.
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The Queen, Her Majesty came over and spoke to me for about 20 minutes, talking about the books that were in her library, I asked her if she played the piano, and she sort of conversed with me about her time during the war.
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Their muscular diaphragm and their body was a little bit stronger than us in some parts, and their swimsuit was lighter than ours. Our swimsuit weighed something like about 5 pounds when it was wet.
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They'd tell me I'd have to go to bed at 9:30 at night. After training for four years if I went to bed at 10, that was fine, it suited me.
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We only have two things that we share in this life; we are born and we die. And what we do in between those times, we've got to be happy. I don't let the outside world deter me.
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We still have the people out there that are jealous.
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When you've got to bend over and you've got officials standing behind you, there's nothing worse than to fall out of your swimsuit, and I was doing this.
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You can do all sorts of things to really psych them out. They'll come outside and they'll psych themselves up and say, oh, they've pulled a muscle and go in, get a bit of a rub, do a warm-up and come out and break a world record. That's gamesmanship.
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