For City member Todd Pearson, 2000 was the culmination of years of hard work, when he was selected as a member of the Men's 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay teams at the Sydney Olympics.
After swimming the heat of the 4 x 100, Todd was a spectator for the final, in which the US team was beaten for the first time in Olympic history by the world record breaking Australians.
A few days later, Todd recorded the fastest time of the Australians in the heat of the 4 x 200 and was selected to swim in the final, along with Ian Thorpe, Michael Klim and Bill Kirby. The Australian team led from start to finish, setting another world record on the way to the Gold medal.
Bill Kirby, Todd Pearson, Michael Klim, Ian Thorpe