The Olympic Team

Matt Abood

Team leader Matt Abood will be Australia’ oldest swimming rookie at 30 years of age. The decision to join noted Olympic coach Shannon Rollason in Canberra after last year’s World Championship has seen him realise his Olympic dream. The popular “Boody” will contest the 4x100m freestyle relay.

Jessica Ashwood

The smiling assassin. Loves to laugh and joke around but get her in the water and she is fast and focussed. A tough competitor with an A+ attitude. Watch out for Jess in the 400 and 800m freestyle.

Bronte Barratt

Celebrating her 11th consecutive year as a Dolphin, Bronte is a dedicated and hardworking athlete, trust us you want her on your team! Bronte is racing in the 200m freestyle and 4x200m freestyle relay.

Joshua Beaver

The brilliant little backstroker from country Victoria’s decision to link with noted Olympic coach Rohan Taylor at Nunawading has proved to be a masterstroke with Beaver qualifying for the men’s 200m backstroke in his Olympic debut.

Georgia Bohl

A Dolphin debutant, what better way to make your debut than an Olympics Games! Georgia has swimming in her blood with her Father/Coach Michael also previously representing Australia. Must be something in their Gene Pool! Keep an eye out for Georgia in the 100m Breaststroke and 4x100m medley relay.

Bronte Campbell

Bronte Campbell took on the world in 2015 and won! Bronte is a dual sprint freestyle world champion and one of the fastest women on the planet. Blink and you’ll miss her! Get ready to see her race in the 50, 100 and 4x100m freestyle and the 4x100m medley relay.

Cate Campbell

Cate the great! A team leader and now also a world leader, Cate broke the world record in the 100m freestyle and will join her sister, Bronte in a race not to be missed.
See her swim in the 50, 100 and 4x100m freestyle relay and the 4x100m medley relay.

Kyle Chalmers

One of the most exciting young freestyle products to emerge from South Australia since Daniel Kowalski. At 17, this budding former junior footy star, is already a Fina World Junior champion who will be one the youngest ever to represent in the blue ribband 100m freestyle event.

Tamsin Cook

A rising star set to shine in Rio! Tamsin may be the baby of the team, but she means business! Already a junior world champion Tamsin will be looking to rise up the senior ranks. She is one tough cookie!
Watch her race in the 400m freestyle.

Alicia Coutts

A master of many strokes Alicia Coutts never backs down from a challenge and picked up an impressive total of five medals at the 2012 Olympic Games. After a year away from international competition Coutts is back and ready to rumble in Rio! Catch her competing in the 200m individual medley.

Brittany Elmslie

A bubbly Brittany Elmslie is already an Olympic gold medallist from London and she could add to her collection as she re-joins the team for Rio. Britt’s positivity is contagious and she’s a super asset to any team.  
Watch out for her in the 4x100m freestyle relay!

Blair Evans

No body puts Blair in the corner, after a run of bad luck with injuries Blair Evans is back! Four years between teams but just as strong as before, Blair will take on one of the toughest events on the program in Rio; the 400m individual medley.

Thomas Fraser-Holmes

The multi-talented Newcastle-born, Gold Coast-based, former surf swimmer has been Australia’s premier 400m individual medley swimmer for the past five years. Will also contest the 200m freestyle and will be a key member of the 4 x 200m freestyle relay.

Madeline Groves

The “Class Clown” but with a serious love of racing. Maddie Groves has been flying under the international radar for a few years now but is ready to make her move up the ranks in Rio. Keep an eye out for Maddie in the 100 and 200m butterfly and the 4x200m freestyle relay.

Chelsea Gubecka

This talented teenager is as tough as they come. Chelsea Gubecka made her international debut at just 14, but age is no barrier for this dedicated and determined Olympic debutant. You can catch Chelsea swim when she takes on the gruelling 10km open water marathon in Rio.

Jacob Hansford

The relay rookie from SOPAC in Sydney lived up to his expectations when he snuck into the 4 x 200m freestyle relay squad, finishing fifth in the event at the Australian Championships. Hansford has the world at his feet in a squad oozing talent.

Belinda Hocking

This pocket rocket is ready for re-launch! After a year away from international competition Belinda Hocking is back for her third Olympic Games and a shot at a place on the podium.
Get ready to see her race in her pet event, the 200m backstroke.

Mack Horton

A young man with his eyes on the prize – as long as he’s wearing his glasses. Produced two eye-catching swims at the Nationals winning both the 400 and 1500m freestyle in world class times. Won bronze at the Worlds in Kazan in the 400m and will be looking to produce his best in Rio.

Grant Irvine

Bounced back like a trooper after the disappointment of missing the final at the Kazan World Championships in the 200m butterfly. Part of coach Michael Bohl’s ‘Magnificent 7’ from St Peters Western Swim Club who will also contest the 100m fly as well.

Mitch Larkin

Dual 100 and 200m backstroke champion from Kazan who goes into Rio as one of Australia’s big guns. The 2015 Fina Male Swimmer of the Year. Mitch will contest the 100 & 200m backstroke and the 4 x 100m medley relay.

James Magnussen

Staged a remarkable fight back from shoulder surgery last year to qualify for his second Olympic team in Australia’s 4x100m freestyle relay. Has knuckled down, doing everything it takes so he is ready to swim a red-hot leg in Rio.

Travis Mahoney

The lanky IMer from Nunawading has overcome incredible personal sorrow and upheaval to make the Rio Olympic team and one thing is certain he will make the most of it. Will contest the 400m individual medley in his Rio debut.

Cameron McEvoy

Will concentrate on the 50 and 100m freestyle events and all three relays in a busy Rio program. The reigning World Championship silver medallist and Pan Pac champion is ranked No 1 in the world in the 100 and No 2 in the 50. Will be a key member of the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200m freestyle relay and the 4 x 100m medley relay.

David McKeon

Will now get the chance to emulate his father Ron and contest the 200 and 400m freestyle and 4 x 200m freestyle relay as his dad did in LA in ’84 after snapping up the 200m vacancy left by Cam McEvoy. Originally qualified for the 400, his main event.

Emma McKeon

A quiet achiever but a high achiever. For Emma McKeon, actions speak louder than words and she lets her results in the water do the talking. With a busy schedule you’ll be able to see her swim in the 200m, 4x200m and 4x100m freestyle events as well as the 100m butterfly and 4x100m medley relay.

Taylor McKeown

In her spare time Taylor McKeown is a self-proclaimed wildlife warrior, while in the pool she is a warrior in a different sense. Nothing is left in the tank for Taylor who has gone from strength to strength in the breaststroke events since coming onto the scene in 2014.
Watch her race in the 100 and 200m breaststroke and the 4x100m medley relay.

Jack McLoughlin

The only people who were not surprised when Jack made his first Olympic team were coach Vince Raleigh and his training partners at Chandler Swim Club. Jack charged home under the qualifying time to give Australia a two-pronged 1500m freestyle attack.

Keryn McMaster

Keryn the McMaster of the medley. Since bursting onto the scene in 2014, Keryn has been a consistent member of the Dolphins. With a bronze at the Commonwealth Games, she is now searching for new highs and will try her luck in Rio in the 400m individual medley.

David Morgan

This Welsh-born son of a British Olympic swimmer has continued the family tradition, qualifying for both the 100 and 200m butterfly and the 4 x 100m medley relay. His shaven head belies his 22-years but not his confidence both in and out of the pool.

Leah Neale

Laid-back and easy going out of the pool, Leah Neale will stop at nothing in the water. She is driven and dedicated and a vital member of the 4x200m freestyle relay team.

Kotuku Ngawati

A friendly face, with blistering pace. Kotuku Ngawati, or Koti for short, is an Olympic rookie and loveable new member of the Dolphins Swim Team.
See her swim in the 200m individual medley in Rio.

Jake Packard

The man who has taken over the mantle as Australia’s premier breaststroker since the retirement of Brenton Rickard and Christian Sprenger swam his way to the Kazan final last year and is a young man going places fast. Will contest the 100m breaststroke and 4 x 100m medley relay.

Joshua Palmer

Realised a dream come true when named on the Rio team as the backup breaststroker to Jake Packard. At 24 Palmer has finally realised his swimming dream. He will contest the 4 x 100m medley relay.

Jarrod Poort

Jarrod will contest what many would view as one of the most gruelling events at the Olympics, the 10k marathon swim. After a strong performance in Portugal to qualify, expect a determined result from the 21 year old Wollongong local. 

James Roberts

Amazing acheivement to make the team. James has recently recovered from not one, but two, shoulder reconstructions. This determined young Gold Coaster, who has been coached back to international competition by Sydney Olympic golden boy Ashley Callus, and will contest the 4x100m freestyle relay.

Emily Seebohm

A dual world champion and multi-talented athlete, Emily Seebohm rides her horse and performs circus tricks in her spare time, but there’s no playing around when she gets in the water – it’s straight back to business.
Catch Seebohm set the pool alight in the 100 and 200m backstroke as well as the 4x100m medley relay in Rio.

Daniel Smith

This remarkable age group prodigy, after five years absence, came back to secure a place on the team for Rio in one of the more remarkable Olympic comeback stories in Australian Swimming. A member of the 4 x 200m freestyle relay squad who will make every post a winner in Rio.

Brianna Throssell

After flying onto the scene in 2015, expect the unexpected from Brianna Throssell. With a fourth place finish at the World Champs last year, she could sneak onto the podium in Rio.
Watch Brianna take on the world in the 200m butterfly.

Madison Wilson

Has an amazing zest for life! Madi Wilson’s energy is contagious, always looking on the bright side of life, she saw the silver lining when she finished second at World Champs in the100m backstroke in 2015. She’ll take on the 100m backstroke in Rio.

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