TOP swimming coach Terry Buck - killed in a farm accident yesterday
TOP swimming coach Terry Buck - killed in a farm accident yesterday

Terry?s shock death



THE Tweed sporting community is in shock after the death of nationally acclaimed swimming coach Terry Buck.

It is believed that Mr Buck died in an accident on his Carool property yesterday.

Family and staff became concerned for him when he didn't turn up to conduct swimming classes at his Banora Waters swimming centre yesterday afternoon.

Mr Buck, a former national swimming coach, was well-respected in the Tweed, having brought his international experience to many young swimmers both in still water and in the surf.

Mr Buck, who represented Australia in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and then went on to coach the Australian Olympic swim team from 1976 to 1984, also managed Australian sides, from 1990 to 1996.

He ran the South Tweed Indoor pool before establishing his own family swim centre at Banora Waters.

Yesterday afternoon, students, parents and friends were trying to come to terms with the sudden death of the popular coach who had been working on his Carool farm at the time of the accident.



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