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Thomas Whalen - Four-time Australian Olympic Water Polo, Captain



Thomas Whalen - Four-time Australian Olympic Water Polo, Captain

Episode 185 - Thomas Whalen - Four-time Australian Olympic Water Polo, Captain


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In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg is joined by 4 time Olympian and arguably the greatest water polo player to come out of Australia, Thomas Whalen.


Representing Australia in four Olympic Games in 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012, and over 330 test matches, his talent led him to captain the Australian team, guiding them to some of their most outstanding performances.


Thomas played professionally for 15 years in Europe, playing for teams in Spain and Italy. He's a dual Bronze Medallist in the World League and Commonwealth Champion and is recognized as one of the world's top water polo players.

He went on to become the Director and President of Water Polo Australia.

Off the pitch, he's been instrumental in promoting water polo as the Founder and Managing Director of Water Polo by the Sea while also excelling in the world of business. For 10 years, he’s been the CEO of the Rent-a-Space group of companies overseeing one of Australia's largest privately owned self-storage companies. He’s married to Elka Whalan (formerly Graham), also a multiple Olympic swimmer for Australia, and together they have four kids. Thomas Whalan is a member of a select group of Australian water polo players who have played at four Olympic Games. He made his Olympic debut at the Sydney 2000 Games where he was the youngest Australian player on the team, which finished in eighth position. The outside shooter then competed at Athens 2004, finishing ninth, and Beijing 2008, finishing eighth.


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