Mackay born swimmer Geoff Huegill.
Mackay born swimmer Geoff Huegill. Contributed

Geoff Huegill apologises for the 'commotion' he has caused

UPDATE:

GEOFF Huegill has apologised for the "commotion" he caused after being arrested for alleged illegal drug possession, according to southern media reports.

The swimmer and his wife were arrested following an incident at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday.

Mr Huegill has since been suspended from his role as an ambassador with AustSwim.

He will appear in Waverley Local Court on May 14.

 

EARLIER:

CHAMPION swimmer Geoff Huegill's former coach Pat Wright has described his arrest as a "sad and sorry day" for the swimmer.

"It would be the last thing I thought Geoff would've been involved in but you just never know," she said.

Ms Wright was adamant she would not make any judgments until the case had been brought to the court and all the facts had been disclosed.

She also described the day as "devastating" for her former charge.

Mackay's most famous swimmer and his wife, Sara Hill, were arrested for allegedly possessing a prohibited drug on Saturday at Sydney's Randwick racecourse.

"Police were patrolling Randwick racecourse as part of their general duties when they were directed to a suite in the grandstand by security personnel," a police spokeswoman said.

"Police spoke to a 35-year-old man and his 30-year-old wife, who were alleged to be in possession of a small quantity of white powder, believed to be cocaine."

Police issued the couple with a field court attendance notice and charged the couple with possessing a prohibited drug.

They are due to appear in Waverley Local Court on May 14.

During the day, the ex-swimmer known as Skippy tweeted two pictures, including one of him and his wife enjoying the races.

The swimmer famously made a spectacular comeback to professional swimming after battling depression and weight problems.

He retired last year after missing the 2012 Olympics.

Mr Huegill is one of a list of Australian swimmers who have made headlines recently.

Ian Thorpe and Grant Hackett have also suffered their share of problems.

Mr Huegill is also a member of the Daily Mercury Hall of Fame at the Harrup Country Club.

He was unable to be contacted for comment.



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