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Kaylee McKeown

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“Things happen for a reason.”

Age
20
CLUB
USC Spartans
Coach
Chris Mooney
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Kaylee McKeown

Achievements

Kaylee made her debut as part of the Dolphins aged 15, joining her older sister Taylor. She won her first major international medal at the 2019 World Championships claiming silver in the 200m backstroke. In 2021, Kaylee has been smashing records, setting three national records in the span of one weekend, in the 200m, 100m and 50m backstroke at the Sydney Open. She then went on to break the world record in the Women's 100m Backstroke at the Australian Swimming Trials with a time of 57.45. Securing a ticket to her first Olympic Games, McKeown showed her grit and determination to claim gold in both in the 100m and 200m backstroke.

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Olympic Games

Tokyo, Japan 2020 (2021)

  • Won gold in the Women's 100m Backstroke (OR)
  • Won gold in the Women's 200m Backstroke
  • Won gold in the Women's 4x100m Medley Relay (OR, CR)
  • Won bronze in the Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay

Commonwealth Games

Gold Coast, Australia 2018

  • Placed 4th in the Women’s 100m Backstroke
  • Placed 4th in the Women’s 200m Backstroke 

Pan Pacific Championships

Tokyo, Japan 2018

  • Placed 5th in the Women’s 100m backstroke
  • Placed 5th in the Women’s 200m Backstroke 

World Championships

Budapest, Hungary, 2017

  • Placed 4th in the Women’s 200m Backstroke

Gwangju, South Korea 2019

  • Won silver in the Women's 200m Backstroke
  • Won silver in the Women's 4x100m Medley Relay (heat swimmer)
  • Placed equal 4th in the Women's 50m Backstroke
  • Placed 5th in the Women's 100m Backstroke
Kaylee on the Olympic podium
McKeown claims gold in Tokyo in the 100m backstroke.

In The Pool

Olympic Games

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World Championships - Long Course

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Records

  • World Records
  • Event Time Location Date
    Women's 100m Backstroke 

    57.45 

    Adelaide, Australian Swimming Trials 13 June 2021 
  • Commonwealth Records
  • Event Time Location Date
    Women's 4x100m Medley Relay

    3:51.60

    Kaylee McKeown (58:01)
    Chelsea Hodges (1:05:57)
    Emma McKeon (55.91)
    Cate Campbell (52.11)

    Tokyo Aquatic Centre 1 August 2021

     

    Event Time Location Date
    Women's 200m Backstroke 

    2:04.28 

    Adelaide, Australian Swimming Trials 17 June 2021 

     

    Event Time Location Date
    Women's 50m Backstroke 

    27.16 

    Sydney, SNSW Sydney Open 16 May 2021 
  • Australian Records
  • Event Time Location Date
    Women's 200m Backstroke 

    2:04.28 

    Adelaide, Australian Swimming Trials 17 June 2021 

     

    Event Time Location Date
    Women's 50m Backstroke 

    27.16 

    Sydney, SNSW Sydney Open 16 May 2021 
  • Olympic Record
  • Event Time Location Date
    Women's 100m Backstroke 

    57.47 

    Tokyo Aquatic Centre  27 July 2021 

     

    Event Time Location Date
    Women's 4x100m Medley Relay

    3:51.60

    Kaylee McKeown (58:01)
    Chelsea Hodges (1:05:57)
    Emma McKeon (55.91)
    Cate Campbell (52.11)

    Tokyo Aquatic Centre 1 August 2021

     

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