Bill Rice was never a competitive swimmer and indeed rarely got wet above the knees. He was renowned for an unbeatable record of being the Club’s Handicapper for 27 years (1975-2005), a role in which he was totally unflappable (“I always get one very satisfied competitor!” and, “the clock never lies!”). He was the principal architect of the Club’s Sunday competition program in this time and for 12 years (1994-2005) was the Club’s intra-competition officer. He was also of huge assistance at a great number of Australian Championships.

At State level he was an accredited Judge and Examiner.

A keen golfer, he organised many social golf days at the now defunct West Aviat golf course.

He was awarded Life Membership in 2003 and passed away in 2006.