Adam Pine

Adam Robert Pine (born 28 February 1976) is a retired Australian freestyle and butterfly swimmer. He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[1]

Adam Pine
Personal information
Full nameAdam Robert Pine
National team Australia
Born (1976-02-28) 28 February 1976
Lismore, New South Wales
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
StrokesButterfly, freestyle
ClubYeronga Park
Ginninderra Marlins
College teamUniversity of Nebraska

Pine competed for Australia in the 2000, and 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. In 2000, he swam in the heats for the gold (4×100-metre freestyle relay) and silver (4×100-metre medley relay) medal winning relay teams. In 2004, he swam in the 100-metre butterfly and was a member of the Australian 4×100-metre medley relay team, however this relay team failed to reach the finals.[2]

Pine recited the Athletes Oath at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, this was an appropriate gesture as he has won medals for Australia in the three Commonwealth Games leading up to the Melbourne games.

At the age of 31 he qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 100-metre butterfly (52.13). At the 2009 Rome World Championship trials (Australian Long Course swimming trials) Pine swam in the finals finishing 2nd in the 100-metre butterfly. This swim was under the A qualifying time for the world championships and earned himself a spot on the Australian World Championship Team.[3]

Pine trained at CISAC in Bruce, ACT registered with the Ginninderra Marlins Swim Club. His coach was Cameron Gledhill. Adam is married to Sasha Pine, the daughter of Olympic swimmers Diana Rickard and Roger van Hamburg.[1] Adam and Sasha both attended the University of Nebraska in the United States on scholarships. They have four children: Max, Buster, Xander and Knox.

After retirement from competition, Adam became General Manager of Community Sports at Swimming Australia.[4] Following that position, Pine became the administrative head of the Paralympic Swimming Program for Swimming Australia he has held this position since 2013. He was appointed Team Leader for the Australian Swim Team at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.[5]

See also


  1. AIS at the Olympics Archived 6 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. Adam Pine.
  3. Adam PINE.
  4. A Family Portrait with Adam Pine.
  5. "Swimming Australia Paralympic Squad Announcement". Swimming Australia News. Archived from the original on 13 November 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
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