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Forbes Carlile
Forbes Carlile
Personal information
Born 3 June 1921
Armadale, Victoria, Australia
Died 2 August 2016 (aged 95)
Sydney, Australia
Sport Modern pentathlon

Forbes Carlile MBE (3 June 1921 – 2 August 2016) was an Australian athlete.[1] He was Australia's first post-World War II Olympics swimming coach. He was later Australia's first competitor in the modern pentathlon at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.[2]

He remains the only person to have coached and later competed at the Olympic Games.


  1. Father of Australian Swimming Forbes Carlile Passes Away: Father of Australian Swimming Forbes Carlile Passes Away, accessdate: September 4, 2016
  2. "Forbes Carlile Olympic Results". Retrieved 2012-07-14.