Swimming Victoria (SV) is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of DVE Aquatic National Team Swimmer, Jackson Car at the age of 22, after a valiant battle with cancer. SV and the wider swimming community extends its sincere condolences to Jackson’s family, friends, coach and teammates.
Jackson began swimming as a young boy and went on to swim competitively for Ivanhoe Neons, before joining DVE Aquatic in 2018. Coach Brian Miller took him under his wing and he was with the club for 5 seasons.
Throughout his time with DVE, Jackson qualified for every State and National Championships. He was known for his beautiful butterfly stroke which showed his strength and agility.
Jackson was an amazing, dedicated, hardworking team player. He was always willing to assist on Club Nights with the younger children, helping them navigate their way through warm ups and having an encouraging word on the side. He was a humble young man who always turned up to training and never complained about the set he was given.
Jackson was described by one of his DVE Aquatic friends as being “determined to achieve his goals and perseverant when faced with any difficulties or problems in his swimming journey.” His warm, friendly, smiling face on pool deck will be missed by many.
Our thoughts are with Jackson’s family – Tim, Melissa, Brodie, Hayley and Lucas during this difficult time.
Donations to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre can be made here.
Vale Jackson Car. May he rest in peace.