Dick Caine, 76, arrested over alleged historical sexual abuse at Carss Park swim school in 1970s

Legendary swim coach who shepherded a dozen athletes to world championship glory is arrested for allegedly sexually abusing teenage girls

  • Dick Caine, 76, arrested for alleged historic sexual abuse of teen girls
  • Legendary swim coach was last month inducted into swimming Hall of Fame
  • Caine was head coach at Carss Park Swimming Pool for more than 40 years

A legendary swim coach who moulded dozens of athletes into champions has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing teen girls.

Dick Caine, 76, who in March was inducted into the Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, was arrested at a Condell Park home just after 7am on Wednesday morning.

In January last year, NSW Police received information about allegations of sexual and indecent assaults in the 1970s of teenage girls at a swim school at Carss Park, in Sydney‘s south.

As a result of the allegations, investigators uncovered further information about other alleged sexual abuse incidents involving another teenage girl at the same swim school, also in the 1970s.

Caine was the head coach at Carss Park Swimming Pool for more than 40 years finishing as head coach in 2018.

In his 51-year association with the pool he trained 17 Olympic and World Champion swimmers and numerous state and national champions including Michelle Ford, Janelle Elford, Karen Phillips, Stacey Gartrell and Michellie Jones.

The pool and gym facilities at Carrs Park, at the time Caine was head coach, were used by sporting champions such as Kostya Tszyu, Jeff Fenech and Sonny Bill Williams.

Caine has been taken to Bankstown Police Station where he is currently assisting with inquiries.

Police will address the media shortly.

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