Shane Gould

The Parramatta River Service

Shane Gould

The Parramatta River Service

Class: RiverCat Class
Service: 1993
Capacity: 230
Speed: 22 kn
Length: 36.8 m
Displacement: 41 t
Route: Parramatta River
Origin of Name: Named after the swimmer, Shane Gould.

Shane Gould AM MBE is an Australian former competition swimmer, who at age only 15, won 5 individual Olympic swimming medals at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. She is still the only woman ever to win 5 individual medals at one games, and her 3 Gold medals, were all won in world record times.

The Sydney RiverCats are a class of catamarans purchased from NQEA Australia, in Cairns, between 19992 and 1995. They operate the Parramatta River services, replacing the First Fleet class ferries, allowing services to be extended to Parramatta wharf. All seven were named after famous Australian female athletes.

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