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australian rowers profiles and history

Melanie Swan

Yarra Yarra Rowing Club (VIC)

Member 2002/03 - 2004/05

Committee 2004/05

No recorded wins

From the YYRC Annual report 2016/17

Mel was a young mother who tragically died from cancer in October 2016

Mel was active at YYRC in the early 2000’s and was the membership secretary before moving back up to Canberra. She married Scot Chamberlain and had two daughters, Emma and Sophie.

When diagnosed with cancer she set about raising funds for cancer research and raised over $59,000 for the University of Canberra’s cancer research fund.

Vale Melanie

Jim Skidmore
June 2024

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