MLC School Olympians

Sporting Success

Amie Thompson (2013) is a Synchronised Swimmer who made her Olympic debut at the age of 20 at the Rio Olympics of 2016. While still in Year 12 at MLC School Amie represented Australia at the world championships. She still managed a top ATAR (98.05). At Rio she competed in the team event.

Jessica Ashwood (2011) represented Australia in Swimming in two Olympic Games – Rio in 2016 and London in 2012. She won Silver at Rio in the women’s 4 x 200m relay. Her other events were 400m and 800m Freestyle.

Elisa Barnard (2010) competed in the Archery Recurve Individual event in her debut Olympic appearance in London in 2012. In that year, Elisa also won both the National and Oceania Championships.

Keesja Gofers (2007) made her Olympics debut at Rio in 2016 as a driver for the women’s Water Polo team. Keesja was a star Water Polo player at MLC School, leading the Senior Firsts as Water Polo Captain to our first Division 1 title. She has also worked at MLC School as a Water Polo coach.

Taniele Gofers (2003) is an Olympic Bronze medallist from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, also representing Australia in women's Water Polo. Taniele was also a part of the FINA World Cup winning team in 2006 and is proud to have been a part of the number one ranked women's water polo team in the world.

Felicity Galvez (2002) was a member of the Australian Olympic swimming squad for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Felicity broke both the 50m and 100m short court butterfly records in 2008 and reclaimed her 100m butterfly record in 2009 at the FINA World Swimming championships.

Penelope (Penny) Blackmore (2002) is an Individual Rhythmic Gymnast, most notably being crowned the Australian National All-Around Champion in 2003. In 2004, she again won the Australian National Championships and represented Australia in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

Elizabeth (Liz) Kell (2001) was a member of the Australian Olympic Rowing team in both the 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She was also the 2006 World Champion in the double scull, along with her teammate.

Gillian Foster (Thomson 1994) was an Australian Soccer player, representing the country in the 2003 FIFA World Cup and the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

Vanessa Baker (1992) represented Australia in Diving at the Olympic Games of Atlanta in 1996.

Janice Thornett (Andrew, 1959) represented Australia in Swimming at the Olympics in Rome in 1960 where she won one Silver and one Bronze medal.

Lorraine Crapp (1955) is a former Olympic and Commonwealth Games swimming champion representing Australia in the 1956 and 1960 Olympics (Melbourne and Rome). She won two Olympic Gold medals and a Silver medal at the 1956 games and retired after the 1960 Rome Olympics where she picked up a Silver medal. Throughout her swimming career, Lorraine broke 16 individual world records and seven team world records and was the first woman to break the five-minute barrier in the 400m Freestyle.