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Ahead of the Olympics, get to know the Australian Swimming Team

Ahead of the Olympics, get to know the Australian Swimming Team

It's almost time to dust off your big screens. The Australian Olympic Swimming Team, affectionately known as the Dolphins, are jettisoning off to Paris for the 2024 Olympics.

Before they make record time in the Seine (or pool), we thought it would be good to get acquainted with the 41-strong squad who will be representing us in the swimming events.The final selection was handpicked after the conclusion of the Australian Swimming Trials, which was highlighted by Ariarne Titmus’ world record 200m freestyle swim.

In a statement announcing the line-up, Australia’s Chef de Mission Anna Meares has said, “I am delighted to announce our Dolphins who have earned their place in the Australian Olympic Team for Paris 2024, we have witnessed an extraordinary week of the toughest competition. The way these athletes have driven each other has made such an impact.”

16 of the dolphins have won olympic medals in the past, and the remaining 23 are stepping up to the Olympic mantle for the first time. Without further ado, here is the full, unabridged line up of the Australian Olympic Swimming Team heading to the 2024 Olympic Games.

 

Abbey Connor, 19

 

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First timer or seasoned Olympian? First timer.

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

Abbey Connor broke Michelle Ford's 200m butterfly record at just 15, and by 2024, she secured her first Olympic ticket to Paris by finishing second in the 200m butterfly at the Australian trials with a time of 2:06.82. Despite narrowly missing a medal at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games, she set a personal best and continued to excel, placing third in the 200m butterfly at the 2024 Australian Championships.

 

Alexandria Perkins, 23

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? First Timer.

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

Alexandria Perkins debuted for Australia at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games, winning gold in the mixed 4x100m medley and reaching the finals in the 50m and 100m butterfly. She went on to earn silver in the 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2024 World Championships and secured her spot on the Australian Olympic Swimming Team by finishing second in the 100m butterfly at the Australian trials, all while completing her physiotherapy degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

 

Ariarne Titmus, 23

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? Seasoned Olympian (Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024).

Have they won an Olympic medal before? Yes – 2 x Gold, 1 x Silver, 1 x Bronze.

Ariarne Titmus, from Tasmania, established herself as a top middle-distance swimmer with a stellar debut at Tokyo 2020, winning two golds, a silver, and a bronze medal. She first gained international attention at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and solidified her reputation by defeating Katie Ledecky's six-year unbeaten run in the 400m freestyle at the 2019 World Championships and again at the Tokyo Olympics, leading to iconic celebrations from her coach Dean Boxall.

 

Ben Armbruster, 22

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? First Timer.

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

Ben Armbruster, from Stanthorpe in Queensland’s Granite Belt, secured his spot in the Paris Olympics by finishing second in the 50m freestyle at the Australian Olympic trials in June 2024, prompting his hometown pool to celebrate his inspirational journey from training in challenging conditions. Despite a setback due to a rib injury in 2023, Ben has excelled in various championships and now trains at Bond University in the Gold Coast, continuing to impress with strong performances and a unique connection to German swimmer Luca Armbruster, whose cap he wore as a good luck charm.

 

Bradley Woodward, 26

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? First Timer.

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

Bradley Woodward, who grew up on the NSW Central Coast, excelled in both swimming and surf lifesaving from a young age, often rescuing swimmers on local beaches. After overcoming a shoulder injury, he shifted his focus to backstroke, winning multiple medals at the Commonwealth Games, World Championships, and finally securing his first Olympic spot by winning the 200m backstroke at the 2024 Australian trials with a time of 1:56.22.

 

Brendon Smith, 24

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? Seasoned Olympian (Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024).

Have they won an Olympic medal before? Yes – 1 x Bronze.

Brendon’s Olympic debut in Tokyo saw him claim bronze in the 400m individual medley, Australia's first medal in the event since 1984, despite not matching his record-breaking heat time in the final. His impressive performance announced his arrival on the world stage and set the tone for the Australian swimming team at the Games, while his continued success in various international competitions and the ISL highlights his prowess in both individual and team events.

 

Brianna Throssell, 28

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? Seasoned Olympian (Rio 2016, Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024).

Have they won an Olympic medal before? Yes – 1 x Gold, 2 x Bronze.

Brianna Throssell made a splash at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, winning 7 bronze medals, and later competed in her first Olympic final at Rio 2016 in the 200m butterfly. Since then, she has amassed an impressive collection of medals across various international competitions, including golds in the 4x100m medley relay at Tokyo 2020 and the 4x200m freestyle relay at the 2023 World Championships, while earning recognition as the "unsung hero" of the Australian swimming team by her coach Dean Boxall.

 

Bronte Campbell, 30

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? Seasoned Olympian (London 2012, Rio de Janeiro 2016, Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024).

Have they won an Olympic medal before? Yes – 2 x Gold, 1 x Bronze.

Malawi-born Bronte Campbell, one of five siblings, began competitive swimming after moving to Australia in 2001 and made history with her sister Cate by competing in the same event at the 2012 Olympics. After winning multiple Olympic medals, including gold in the 4x100m freestyle relay in Rio, Bronte took an 18-month break post-Tokyo but returned to secure her place in the Paris Olympics, showing promising results in various championships and World Cup events.

 

Cameron McEvoy, 30

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? Seasoned Olympian (London 2012, Rio de Janeiro 2016, Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024).

Have they won an Olympic medal before?  Yes – 2 x Bronze.

Three-time Olympic medallist Cameron McEvoy is set to become Australia’s first male swimmer to compete in four Olympics, having already appeared in London 2012, Rio 2016, and Tokyo 2020, and now joining the squad for Paris 2024. Inspired by greats like Grant Hackett and Ian Thorpe, McEvoy broke Ian Thorpe’s junior records and has earned multiple medals, including bronze in the 4x100m freestyle and medley relays at Rio 2016.

 

Elijah Winnington, 24

First timer or Seasoned Olympian? Seasoned Olympian (Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024).

Have they won an Olympic medal before? Yes – 1 x Bronze.

Elijah won his first individual international gold in the 400m freestyle at the 2022 Budapest World Championships with a time of 3:41.22, ranking him fifth-fastest in history and just 1.14 seconds behind Ian Thorpe's best. After setting the fastest time in the world for the 400m freestyle leading up to the Tokyo 2020 Games but finishing seventh, Elijah made his breakthrough by winning the 400m freestyle at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games and securing multiple relay golds, cementing his status as one of Australia's top swimmers.

 

Elizabeth Dekkers, 20

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? First Timer.

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

Elizabeth Dekkers solidified her reputation as a rising star by winning gold in the 200m butterfly at her first Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Starting competitive swimming at 10, she excelled in the 200m butterfly and transitioned to full-time training in 2019, leading to her first Queensland senior title in 2021 and a second-place finish at the Olympic trials, before joining Vince Raleigh at Chandler in 2022 and studying science at the University of Queensland.

 

Ella Ramsay, 19

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? First Timer.

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

Ella Ramsay, following in the footsteps of her father Heath Ramsay who swam at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, secured her place as an Olympian by finishing second in the 200m individual medley at the Australian Olympic trials in June 2024. Continuing the family legacy, she not only emulated her father's Olympic journey but also excelled across multiple events, marking a standout season that led to her qualification for multiple events at the Paris Olympics.

 

Emma McKeon, 30

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? Seasoned Olympian (Rio 2016, London 2020 and Paris 2024).

Have they won an Olympic medal before? Yes – 5 x Gold, 2 x Silver, 4 x Bronze.

Emma McKeon, the most decorated Australian Olympian, won three relay medals, including gold, and an individual bronze at Rio 2016, followed by four golds and three bronzes at Tokyo 2020, setting a record for the most medals by a female swimmer at a single Olympics. In 2022, she broke the record for the most Commonwealth Games medals with six golds, one silver, and one bronze, bringing her total to 20.

 

Flynn Southam, 19

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? First Timer.

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

Teenager Flynn Southam emerged as one of Australia’s future swimming stars by breaking age-group records set by Kyle Chalmers and Cameron McEvoy, winning multiple golds at the Australian Age Championships and the 2022 Junior Pan Pac Championships. Making his Commonwealth Games debut in 2022, Flynn won three relay golds, and continued his success at the 2023 World Championships with gold in the 4x100m freestyle relays, and a personal best gold in the 200m freestyle at the 2024 Australian Championships, while also studying psychology and running a coaching business.

 

Iona Anderson, 18

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? First Timer.

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

Teenage sensation Iona Anderson made a stunning debut on the world stage at the 2024 World Championships in Doha, winning silver in both the 100m and 50m backstroke, and contributing to Australia’s gold in the 4x100m medley relay. Iona, who transitioned from gymnastics to swimming at 13, has rapidly ascended the ranks, breaking multiple records, including a national age record previously held by Kaylee McKeown, and securing her place among the world’s top backstrokers.

 

Isaac Cooper, 20

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? Seasoned Olympian (Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024).

Have they won an Olympic medal before? Yes – 1 x Bronze.

Queensland swimmer Isaac Cooper aims to become the world’s fastest man on water, starting his journey at Fairymead Swimming Club in Bundaberg and setting multiple records in the 50m backstroke. After earning bronze in the 4x100m mixed medley relay at the Tokyo Olympics and achieving gold in the 50m backstroke at the 2024 World Championships in Doha, Isaac has now shifted his focus to the 100m backstroke and 50m freestyle for the Paris Olympics, backed by his unconventional training regime.

 

Jack Cartwright, 25

First timer or Seasoned Olympian? First Timer.

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

Brisbane's Australian sprint freestyle specialist and world champion Jack Cartwright won six medals at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships in 2016. Qualifying for his first senior international meet at the 2017 World Championships, the swimmer secured silver and set a world record in the mixed 400m freestyle relay at the 2022 World Championships, and earning multiple golds at the 2023 World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka.

 

Jaclyn Barclay, 17

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? First Timer.

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

One half of Australia’s “baby backstrokers” causing a stir in world swimming after breakout performances, Barclay won gold in the 100m backstroke at the 2024 World Championships and set a new personal best of 58.50 seconds in the event. Selected to represent Australia in the backstroke events at the Paris Olympics, these will be her first games at the tender age of 17, marking a significant milestone in her rapidly progressing career.

 

Jamie Perkins, 19

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? First Timer.

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

Sydney teenager Jamie Perkins qualified for the Paris Olympics after a series of impressive performances, including gold in the 200m freestyle at the 2023 World Championships and silver in the 400m freestyle at the 2024 Australian National Championships. Her consistent excellence in the pool positions her as a strong contender on the world stage.

 

Jenna Forrester, 21

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? First Timer.

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

Jenna Forrester broke into the senior ranks at her first Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, reaching the final of the 400m individual medley and also making the final at the world championships in Budapest. The South African-born swimmer, who followed her older sister into the sport, won nine gold medals at the 2017 Australian Age Championships and earned a silver medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay at the 2019 World Junior Championships, before claiming her maiden Australian title in the 400m individual medley in 2021.

 

Jenna Strauch, 27

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? Seasoned Olympian (Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024).

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

Bendigo’s Jenna Strauch has emerged as a world-class breaststroker, fulfilling the promise she showed from her early years in the pool. After overcoming illness and moving to train on the Gold Coast under Richard Scarce, she secured her first national title in 2019 and went on to win silver in the 200m breaststroke at the 2022 World Championships and Commonwealth Games, capping off 2023 with gold medals at the Queensland and NSW championships, and earning her spot at the Paris Olympics with strong performances at the Australian Olympic trials.

 

Joshua Yong, 22

First timer or Seasoned Olympian? First Timer.

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

Joshua Yong made his Commonwealth Games debut in Birmingham, reaching the finals in both the 50m and 100m breaststroke. Growing up in Brunei and spending summers training in Melbourne, he advanced his career by moving to Perth, representing Australia at the 2019 World Junior Championships, and later joining the USC Spartans on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast before returning to Perth to train under former Great Britain coach Ben Higson.

 

Kai Taylor, 20

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? First Timer.

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

Taylor is the son of Hayley Lewis, the legendary Australian swimmer who won five golds and a bronze at the 1990 Commonwealth Games. Qualifying for his maiden Olympics this year, Taylor's fourth-place finish at the trials in Brisbane secured a spot on Australia’s relay team at the Olympics in Paris.

 

Kaylee McKeown, 22

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? Seasoned Olympian (Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024).

Have they won an Olympic medal before? Yes – 3 x Gold, 1 x Bronze.

Kaylee McKeown first appeared on the Olympic stage at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympics, winning gold in the women's 50m backstroke, silver in the 100m backstroke, and bronze in the 200m backstroke. Before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, she set a world record in the 100m backstroke with a time of 57.45 and went on to win three gold medals at the Games, including the 100m and 200m backstroke and the 4x100m medley relay. McKeown also won the 200m individual medley at the Australian National Championships but withdrew to focus on backstroke sprints, later securing silver in the 200m IM and gold in the 200m backstroke at the 2022 World Championships.

 

Kyle Chalmers, 26

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? Seasoned Olympian (Rio 2016, Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024).

Have they won an Olympic medal before? Yes – 1 x Gold, 1 x Silver, 4 x Bronze.

Kyle Chalmers, born in 1998, stunned the swimming world by winning the 100m freestyle Olympic title at Rio 2016 at just 18 years old, and later overcoming shoulder injuries to claim silver in the same event at Tokyo 2020. Known for his incredible relay performances, Chalmers set a short course 100m freestyle world record in 2021 and helped Australia secure six relay medals at the 2022 Short Course World Championships.

 

Lani Pallister, 22

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? First Timer.

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

Lani Pallister, hailing from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, has made significant waves in the swimming world by winning multiple gold medals in the 400m, 800m, and 1500m freestyle events at the 2022 World Short Course Championships. With her impressive track record and recent performances, she is considered a strong contender for the Paris Olympics, where she aims to secure her first Olympic medals.

 

Matthew Temple, 25

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? Seasoned Olympian (Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024).

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

Victorian Matthew Temple, from the powerful Nunawading club, has established himself as Australia’s leading butterflyer and a genuine medal contender for the Paris Olympics, breaking the Australian record for the men’s 100m butterfly in December 2023 with a time of 50.25 seconds, the eighth-fastest in history. His impressive achievements include placing fifth in the 100m butterfly at the Tokyo Olympics, winning multiple relay medals, and consistently excelling at national and international competitions, making him a strong contender for gold in Paris.

 

Maximillian Giuliani, 21

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? First Timer.

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

Maximillian Giuliani, hailing from Melbourne, Australia, has made a significant mark in the swimming world by winning gold in the 1500m freestyle at the 2022 World Championships and setting a new national record in the event. He swam a time of 1:44.79 in the 4x200-metre event at the Queensland state championships last year, the second fastest time held by an Australian.

 

Meg Harris, 22

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? Seasoned Olympian (Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024).

Have they won an Olympic medal before? Yes – 1 x Gold, 1 x Bronze.

Since her Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, Meg has amassed an impressive collection of titles, including an Olympic gold in the 4x100m freestyle relay, four long course world championship golds, two short course world titles, and a Commonwealth championship. Training with Rackley Swim Team in Brisbane, the partially deaf swimmer has continued her success into 2024, winning the 50m freestyle at the Australian championships and securing her place for the Paris Olympics as a relay swimmer by finishing third in the 100m freestyle at the Olympic trials.

 

Mollie O’Callaghan, 20

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? Seasoned Olympian (Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024).

Have they won an Olympic medal before? Yes – 2 x Gold, 1 x Bronze.

When Australia's swimmers topped the medal tally at the 2023 World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, teenage sensation Mollie O’Callaghan was the standout performer, winning six medals, including five golds, and setting four world records. Despite a knee injury, she claimed victories in the 100m and 200m freestyle, led the 4x100m freestyle relay to a world record, and contributed to gold and world records in the 4x200m freestyle and mixed 4x100m freestyle relays, securing her place as a top contender for the Paris Olympics.

 

Olivia Wunsch, 18

First timer or Seasoned Olympian? First Timer.

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

Teenage star Olivia Wunsch had a breakout meet at the Australian Olympic trials in Brisbane, clocking personal bests in the 100m butterfly, 200m freestyle, and 100m freestyle, with her seventh-place finish in the 100m freestyle earning her a spot on the Australian Olympic Swimming Team relay team. Starting her competitive journey at age eight, Olivia has won multiple national titles, medaled at the Junior Pan Pacs in 2022, and claimed six medals at the 2023 World Junior Championships, including individual golds in the 50m and 100m freestyle.

 

Sam Short, 20

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? First Timer.

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

Sam Short has become one of Australia's leading middle and long-distance swimming prospects for the Paris Olympics, securing medals in the 400m, 800m, and 1500m freestyle at the 2023 World Championships in Fukuoka. The 20-year-old, who is studying for a science and law degree and serves as an ambassador for the Melanoma Institute Australia, has shown exceptional promise, highlighted by his gold medal in the 400m freestyle with the fourth-fastest time in history, and is poised for further success in Paris after securing his place on the team at the Australian trials.

 

Sam Williamson, 26

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? First Timer.

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

Breaststroker Sam Williamson made a significant impact on the world stage by winning a full set of medals at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games, including gold in the inaugural mixed 4x100m medley, silver in the men’s 4x100m medley relay and the 50m breaststroke, and bronze in the 100m breaststroke. Continuing his success, Sam won gold in the 50m breaststroke at the 2024 World Championships in Doha, setting a new Australian record with a time of 26.32 seconds, while also securing silver in the mixed 4x100m medley relay, all while studying for a science degree at the University of Melbourne.

 

Se-Bom Lee, 23

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? Seasoned Olympian (Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024).

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

Se-Bom Lee made a splash at the 2021 Australian Olympic selection trials in Adelaide, showcasing the potential he displayed as a junior and earning a spot on the Tokyo team with a silver in the 400m individual medley. The Sydney native of Korean heritage secured his place on the Australian Olympic Swimming Team by finishing second in the 200m backstroke at the 2024 trials in Brisbane, while also studying for a bachelor of medical science at the University of Technology, Sydney.

 

Shayna Jack, 25

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? First Timer.

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

Young Brisbane freestyler Shayne Jack has emerged as one of Australia’s brightest medal prospects for the Paris Olympics after overcoming significant setbacks. First making waves as a 15-year-old at the Junior Pan Pacs in 2014, Shayna has since won multiple medals, including gold in the 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2022 World Championships, and secured her first individual world championship medal in the 50m freestyle at the 2023 World Championships in Fukuoka, all while preparing diligently for the upcoming Paris Olympics.

 

Thomas Neill, 22

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? Seasoned Olympian (Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024).

Have they won an Olympic medal before? Yes – 1 x Bronze.

Thomas Neill has established himself as a standout swimmer in men’s middle-distance freestyle, first making waves at the 2019 Australian age titles with golds in the 200m, 400m, 800m, and 1500m freestyle, as well as the 200m individual medley. Coached by Damien Jones, Thomas secured his place on the Australian Olympic Swimming Team for Tokyo and contributed to a bronze medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay, and he recently ensured his spot in Paris by finishing second in the 200m freestyle at the 2024 Australian Olympic trials.

 

William Petric, 19

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? First Timer.

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

William Petric grew up in a sporting family in Melbourne and, after dabbling in golf and Australian Rules, he joined the Nunawading Swimming Club at age nine. Excelling rapidly, he broke his first Victorian and Australian records in the 200m breaststroke at 14 and later focused on the individual medley, winning his first international medal in the 200m IM at the Junior Pan Pacs in 2022 and securing his place for the Paris Olympics by winning the 200m IM at the 2024 Australian Olympic trials.

 

William Yang, 25

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? First Timer.

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

William Yang’s Olympic dream is back on track after overcoming significant setbacks, including a spinal tumor and a serious shoulder tear that kept him out of the pool for months. Returning to training with renewed passion and calmness, the Sydney swimmer, born to Chinese parents, has become one of Australia’s fastest freestyle sprinters, securing his place for Paris as a relay swimmer after a career-best performance at the Australian Olympic trials in Brisbane.

 

Zac Incerti, 27

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? Seasoned Olympian (Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024).

Have they won an Olympic medal before? Yes – 2 x Bronze.

Given that he only started getting serious about swimming at 18, Zac Incerti’s rapid rise is impressive. Growing up in Broome, Western Australia, he was always around water, joining the Broome Barracudas swim club at eight, but it wasn’t until after high school that he began training seriously under coach Michael Palfrey. By 2018, Zac was part of the Australian Team, winning bronze in the 50m backstroke at the Commonwealth Games, and despite a setback at the 2021 Olympic trials, he earned a spot as a relay swimmer for Tokyo, contributing to bronze medals in both the 4x100m and 4x200m freestyle relays. Now, after overcoming a shoulder injury and making the finals at the 2024 Australian Championships, Zac has secured his place on the team for the Paris Olympics.

 

Zac Stubblety-Cook, 25


First timer or Seasoned Olympian? Seasoned Olympian (Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024).

Have they won an Olympic medal before? Yes – 1 x Gold, 1 x Bronze.

Breaststroker Zac Stubblety-Cook, a 25-year-old Olympic and Commonwealth Games champion and former world record-holder, has achieved remarkable success while keeping a low profile. He first made his mark at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, claimed Olympic gold in the 200m breaststroke at Tokyo 2020, set a world record in 2022, and has consistently excelled in international competitions, securing his place for Paris 2024 while studying for a double degree at Griffith University.

 

Moesha Johnson (swimming and marathon swimming), 26

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? First Timer.

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

Moesha Johnson has emerged as a new star in Australian open water swimming, securing her place on the Australian Olympic Swimming Team by finishing fourth in the 10km race at the 2024 World Aquatics Championships in Doha. Joining fellow Queenslander Chelsea Gubecka, Moesha will make her Olympic debut in Paris, where Australia will field two female competitors in open water swimming for the first time since its inclusion in the Olympics in 2008.

 

Chelsea Gubecka (marathon swimming), 25


First timer or Seasoned Olympian? Seasoned Olympian (Rio 2016 and Paris 2024).

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

Chelsea Gubecka, who started swimming lessons at just five months old on the Sunshine Coast, made her international debut at 14 at the 2013 World Championships and has since become a prominent figure in open water swimming. Securing her place on the Australian Olympic Swimming Team by winning her first World Championships medal in the 10km race in Fukuoka, Japan, Chelsea has consistently performed at the highest levels, including a 15th place finish in the 10km at the Rio 2016 Olympics and a gold medal in the 2022 FINA Marathon Swim World Series.

 

Kyle Lee (marathon swimming), 22

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian? First Timer.

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

Western Australia’s Kyle Lee cemented his status among Australia's rising open water stars by clinching victory in the mixed 4x1500m relay at the 2024 World Championships in Doha, just a day after taking an accountancy exam in his hotel. Kyle also secured his place on the Australian Olympic Swimming Team by finishing ninth in the 10km race at the same championships, showcasing his dedication and skill honed through rigorous training and impressive performances, including winning the Rottnest swim and claiming silver medals in the Marathon Swim World Series.

 

Nicholas Sloman (marathon swimming), 26

 

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First timer or Seasoned Olympian?  First Timer.

Have they won an Olympic medal before? No.

Sunshine Coast open water swimmer Nicholas Sloman has an impressive collection of international medals, but his favorite memory remains winning bronze in the 25m butterfly for six-seven-year-old boys at his first swimming carnival. Since then, Nicholas has become a formidable competitor, securing his place on the Australian Olympic Swimming Team with a top-10 finish in the 10km race at the 2024 World Championships in Doha, and contributing to Australia's dramatic victory in the mixed 4x1500m relay.

 

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