Swimming Australia have extended their principal partnership with Hancock Prospecting and the Georgina Hope Swimmers Foundation for a further four years.
Gina Rinehart, chair of Hancock Prospecting, has been involved with swimming since 1992, however more recently the Georgina Hope Foundation and Hancock Prospecting came on board as major partners of Swimming Australia in late 2012.
The partnership was renewed again for two years in March 2015 but the latest deal means the Australian swimming team has sponsor support to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
It is another sponsor deal for a governing body which expires at the end of the Tokyo Summer Games. In late August, Hancock Prospecting and the Georgina Hope Foundation inked a four-year principal deal with Rowing Australia and the Australian rowing team until September 2020.
“Hancock Prospecting along with the Georgina Hope Foundation want to ensure Australian swimmers have the best opportunities to train and compete on the world stage. I am very pleased to repeatedly hear that the Australian Dolphins Swim Team are again on the up and up, they are on an exciting journey. I am proud to be their patron and a minor part of it,” Rinehart said.
Swimming Australia president, John Bertrand AO, also commented, “The support from Mrs Rinehart for the next four years will be key in developing our high performance athletes who can achieve success on the world stage both at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.”
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