|Full name||Adam Robert Pine|
28 February 1976 |
Lismore, New South Wales
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||80 kg (180 lb)|
|College team||University 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.
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.
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. Adam and Sasha both attended the University of Nebraska in the United States on scholarships. They have three children: Max, Buster and Xander.
After retirement from competition, Adam became General Manager of Community Sports at Swimming Australia. Following that position, Pine is became the administrative head of the Paralympic Swimming Program for Swimming Australia he has held this position since 2013.
- AIS at the Olympics. ausport.gov.au
- Adam Pine. sports-reference.com
- Adam PINE. les-sports.info
- A Family Portrait with Adam Pine. facebook.com
- Adam Pine on Twitter