We’re counting down to Paris 2024!

Pymble has a proud sporting history, producing elite female athletes across a wide range of sports. We count many Pymble alumni and staff members as Olympians and Australian representatives.  

As anticipation builds for the Paris Games, it is wonderful to reflect on Pymble’s sporting lineage and our special connections to the Olympics today and throughout history.  

In a few short weeks, we will be setting our alarms to support Pymble Alumni, Mackenzie Little in javelin and Pymble staff Kurtis Mathews in diving and Lauren Jackson in basketball.  

Pymble Olympians in Paris 2024 

Kristie Edwards

Athletics – Sprinter
Pymble Alumni 2017

Mackenzie Little

Athletics – Javelin
Pymble Alumni 2014

Edwina Tops-Alexander

Pymble Alumni 1991

Kurtis Mathews

Pymble Staff, Head Coach Diving

Lauren Jackson

Pymble Partner, Lauren Jackson Academy

Pymbles Proud Olympic History

Pymble athletes have been proudly representing Australia at the Olympic Games since 1912.

Danielle Scott

Winter Olympics Sochi 2014 | Pyeongchang 2018 | Beijing 2022 

Penny Gillies (Staff)
Munich 1972 | Moscow 1980

Melissa Medlicott
Barcelona 1992 

Melinda Gainsford-Taylor AM (Staff)
Barcelona 1992 | Atlanta 1996 | Sydney 2000 

Melissa Mitchell-Gumley
Athens 2004 

Mackenzie Little
Tokyo 2020 | Paris 2024 

Susan Cope
Rome 1960 | Tokyo 1964

Brittany O’Brien
Rio 2016 

Edwina Tops-Alexander
Beijing 2008 | London 2012 | Rio 2016 | Paris 2024 

Elizabeth Carlow
Winter Olympics Lake Placid 1980

Liane Tooth
Los Angeles 1984 | Seoul 1988 | Barcelona 1992 | Atlanta 1996 

Tess Gerrand
London 2012 

Genevieve Horton
Rio 2016 

Chloe Dalton
Rio 2016 

Mina Wylie (Staff)
Stockholm 1912 

Graeme Brewer (Staff)
Moscow 1980 

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Australian Olympic Pathway School

Pymble Ladies’ College is proud to announce our official designation as an Australian Olympic Pathway school by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC). Pymble is the first independent school in Australia to become an Australian Olympic Pathway school.

Mina Wylie; an Olympic trailblazer and Pymble Coach

Mina Wylie is best known as the first Australian woman to win a silver medal at the Olympic Games. Less well known is the determined fight that she and Australian teammate and close friend Fanny Durack, undertook to undertook to represent her country at the Olympic Games in 1912. 

Meet Sarah

For Sarah Tian (Year 10), it’s a year in her life she will never forget, having recently spent a week in Brisbane at the 2024 Australian Swimming Trials racing against the nation’s best swimmers in an attempt to qualify for the Paris Olympic Games.