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Kyle Chalmers, OAM

In the Pool

At the 2016 Rio Olympics, aged just 18, Kyle Chalmers became the first Australian in 48 years to win Gold in the 100m Freestyle. He left Rio with an additional 2 Bronze medals in the 4x100m freestyle and medley relays. His outstanding achievements also include:

  • 3 Junior World Championship Gold Medals in Singapore in 2015
  • Junior World Record holder in the 100m freestyle
  • Australian age records in both the 50m and 100m freestyle
  • In early 2017, Kyle won 7 individual and 7 relay titles at the South Australian Swimming Championships and subsequently was inducted into the South Australian Swimming Hall of Fame
  • On Australia Day 2017, Kyle was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia by the Governor General for his services to swimming


Kyle’s immediate goal is to win an Australian title in 2017 and continue those winning ways on to the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. With the Commonwealth Games in Australia in 2018 and then the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, the future certainly looks bright for Kyle.

Out the Pool

Off the back of Kyle’s success in Rio, he was awarded both “Olympic Program Swimmer of the Year” and “Golden Moment of the Year” at the Swimming Australia Gala Dinner.

In 2016, Kyle was awarded Male Sports Person of the Year and Sporting Moment of the Year and the Australian Institute of Sports Awards held in Sydney. His Olympic Gold Medal in Rio was also awarded one of the top three moments of the Olympics by the Sydney Daily Telegraph.

As for partnerships, Kyle is a global adidas Athlete.

Kyle is a proud country boy based in Adelaide where he is coached by Peter Bishop. Kyle has a number of interests and hobbies outside of swimming:

  • Qualified personal trainer
  • Set to start learning German next year
  • Avid gamer (Sports Games!)
  • Huge AFL, NBA and European soccer fan – supporting Port Adelaide in the AFL and Arsenal in the EPL
  • Spear fishing and snorkelling
  • A real interest in Zoology


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