Dedication Of Dolphins Will Survive Power Cut

Editorial: Swimming Australia and its board have good reason to heed siren voices and advice of folk with proven swimming and leadership qualities but as EnergyAustralia pulls the plug, it runs the risk of being perceived as a fair-weather friend, a wind-catcher unwilling to ride a relatively small storm; the dedication and determination of the Dolphins, detached as such things are from dollars, will survive the current power cut

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Editorial: Swimming Australia and its board have good reason to heed siren voices and advice of folk with proven swimming and leadership qualities but as EnergyAustralia pulls the plug, it runs the risk of being perceived as a fair-weather friend, a wind-catcher unwilling to ride a relatively small storm; the dedication and determination of the Dolphins, detached as such things are from dollars, will survive the current power cut

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Bill Bell

Interesting to contrast attitudes of Energy Australia Down Under vs. that of one of main U.S. Swimming sponsors, Conoco Phillips (actually that company has now been taken over by another oil company whose name escapes me at present.

In any event, Conoco Phillips and its predecessor, Phillips 66 Petroleum have been major backers of
U. S, Swimming and it’s predecessor organization, the AAU, since the Munich Olympics more than four decades ago.

They’ve stayed w/swimming through thick and thin, good times and not so ood, and their unwavering support of our favorite sport has in turn enabled USS to bring aboard other major corporate partners (AT&T, Mutual of Omaha, Toyota) that has slowed American swimming to grow and flourish.

There.s much to be said for associating one.s name/business /an Olympic sport and American companies have realized the benefits of such. Partnership.

Too bad the leaders at Energy Australia are o short-sighted as to bail at the first huff of controversy.

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