Eva Borys Swim School
Eva Bory’s Swim School is an iconic name in swimming, with a long and rich local history. The local tradition of learning to swim at Eva Bory’s Swim School continues into the next generation, with past swimming students now bringing their children to the Emu Plains venue to learn aquatic skills and safety.
Eva Borys Swim School uses only the best possible filtration systems and UV disinfection to ensure the water in both pools is of excellent quality at all times. Our state of the art air handling system changes the air indoors with fresh air 3 times every hour.
Karen and Alan Bentley have a strong personal history with Eva Bory Swim School, with Karen learning to swim at the facility as a child in the 70’s, and Alan swimming in squads there from 1980 to the mid 90’s. Karen became a swimming instructor at Eva Bory’s in 1986, with the Bentleys managing Eva Bory’s Swim School from 1992 -1994, then again from March 2002 to the present day.
Who was Eva Bory?
Eva Bory’s Swim School is an iconic name in swimming, with a long and rich local history. Eva Bory was born in Hungary, and taught herself to swim at age 9. By age 18 she was selected to compete at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, after breaking the 100m backstroke record in 1955. After competing in the Olympics, in which the Hungarian swim team broke the 4 x 100m Medley Relay World Record, Eva was granted political asylum and brought her swimming talents to Australia. Eva started out teaching swimming in Bondi, and helped to establish the now famous Carlile swimming program, then built her first pool in the Western Suburbs in 1967. In 1973, following the publication in 1971 of a very successful book on swimming teaching which was published in all English speaking countries, Eva Bory built the Emu Plains pool.
Later in life Eva Bory was inducted into the Australian Swimming Hall of Fame as recognition of all she achieved in swimming in our local area and Australia wide. She moved to the USA and married in 1984, but remains a much loved and respected figure within the local swimming community, and travelled back to Australia regularly to visit friends and colleagues. The local tradition of learning to swim at Eva Bory’s Swim School continues into the next generation, with past swimming students now bringing their children to the Emu Plains venue to learn aquatic skills and safety.
Eva Bory passed away peacefully in her sleep on 19th December 2014 at her home in Phoenix Arizona, USA.
EVA BORY’S SWIM SCHOOL
PHONE 4728 8400
14 Bromley Rd, Emu Plains