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:
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: