Dave Gerrard
Inducted in 1990
Dave Gerrard was a champion butterfly swimmer whose life has been inextricably linked with sport.
Sporting Category:
  • Swimming
He won the national 200 metres butterfly title 10 times in a row from 1960 and won the 100m title six times.

After competing at the 1962 Commonwealth Games and the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, Gerrard won the 200 yards butterfly at the 1966 Commonwealth Games in Kingston. He also won a bronze in the medley relay.

Gerrard has continued his involvement in sport as a doctor and an administrator. He is one of New Zealand’s leading authorities on sports medicine and serves on a number of international bodies, and was chef de mission of the New Zealand team at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

He is also deputy chairman of the Hillary Commission and a trustee of the Halberg Trust.

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