Cameron McEvoy

Cameron McEvoy

Swimming Schedule & Results

(Local) / 03:48 PM 12 Aug (Rio)
Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay - Heat 1

3:32.57 (2nd)

(Local) / 10:10 PM 11 Aug (Rio)
Men's 50m Freestyle Semifinal 2

21.89 (7th)

(Local) / 01:18 PM 11 Aug (Rio)
Men's 50m Freestyle - Heat 9

21.80 (1st)

(Local) / 11:03 PM 10 Aug (Rio)
Men's 100m Freestyle Final

48.12 (7th)

Kyle Chalmers (AUS)
Pieter Timmers (BEL)
Nathan Adrian (USA)

(Local) / 10:03 PM 9 Aug (Rio)
Men's 100m Freestyle Semifinal 1

47.93 (2nd)

(Local) / 01:23 PM 9 Aug (Rio)
Men's 100m Freestyle - Heat 8

48.12 (1st)

(Local) / 11:52 PM 7 Aug (Rio)
Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final

3:11.37 (3rd)

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Athlete Biography

Nicknamed the Professor, Gold Coast-based Cameron McEvoy is aiming to leave bigger and stronger opponents in his wake at the Rio 2016 Games. After a sensational week at the trials he was selected to race in five events in Brazil: 50m, 100 and 200m freestyle, 4 x 200m freestyle Relay and the 4 x 100m Medley Relay. In late July he withdrew from the 200m freestyle because of his packed schedule, with David McKeon to replace him in that event.

The budding astronaut, who weighs just 73kg, smashed the Commonwealth and Australia record in the men’s 100m freestyle at the trials in a time of 47.04. This swim was the third fastest in history, and just 0.13 seconds outside of the world record set by Brazil's Cesar Cielo in a now-banned super-suit in 2009. On the second last night of competition, McEvoy became the first Australian man to claim the sprint freestyle treble at the same competition in the same year when he won the 50m.

In 2015 the Griffith University physics student claimed silver in the men’s 100m freestyle at the 2015 World Championships and gold in the same event at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships. At the 2011 Australian Age Championships in Adelaide, Cameron McEvoy burst into the public eye when he eclipsed Ian Thorpe's 16 years 100m freestyle record.

McEvoy made his Olympic debut at London 2012 at the age of 17, helping qualify the 4x100m and 4 x 200m freestyle relay teams for the finals before Australia went on to finish fourth (4x100m) and fifth (4x200m). He then went on to win six medals (2 gold, 4 silver) at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

McEvoy’s brilliance can be traced back to an obsession to be the most efficient as a 7-year-old, sitting pool deck after his training at the Miami pool watching Grant Hackett, and Ian Thorpe when he visited, and learning from their stroke technique. Coached by Richard Scarce at Bond Swimming Club. in his spare time he does research in Theoretical Physics under a Professor at Griffith University.

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Olympic Information

  • London 2012 - 4th (4x100m Freestyle relay); 5th (4x200m Freestyle Relay)

Recent Performances

  • 1st (100m freestyle), 1st (200m freestyle) - 2016 Brisbane Grand Prix (Brisbane, Australia)
  • 1st (100m freestyle), 1st (200m freestyle) – 2016 Australian Swimming Championships (Adelaide, Australia)
  • 1st (50m freestyle) – 2016 Australian Swimming Championships (Adelaide, Australia)
  • 2nd (100m freestyle) – 2015 World Championships (Kazan, Russia)
  • 2nd (100 & 200m) – 2014 Commonwealth Games (Glasgow, Great Britain)

Career Highlights

  • Winning silver at the 2015 FINA World Swimming Championships in the 100m Freestyle
  • Winning two gold medals and a silver medal at the Fina Junior World Championships in the 50m, 100m and 200m Freestyle respectively
  • Qualifying for the London 2012 Australian Olympic Team at 17 years of age


  • Primary
    Emmanuel College (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Secondary
    Emmanuel College (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor of Science Majoring in Applied Mathematics and Physics at Griffith University (2013 - Current)


  • Coach
    Richard Scarce (2013 - Current)
  • Club
    Bond Swimming Club
  • Primary Training Base
    Gold Coast, Australia


Favourite food
Favourite holiday destination
I have still yet to travel leisurely enough to have a favourite destination.
Favourite music
This greatly depends on mood but varies between R&B/Hip Hop, Indie Rock and Punk Rock
Dream car
Mercedes Benz G63
Personal Motto
I am human and will let nothing human be alien to me.
Star Sign
I would spend my last $10 on
A bowl of Chicken Karage Curry at my favourite Japanese restaurant
Olympic Rings tattoo on my left hip
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Mens 4x100m Freestyle relay in Sydney 2000
First Olympic Memory?
Mens 4x100m Freestyle Relay in Sydney 2000
Most Influential person in your career/life
My Mum
Why this sport?
It's the sport the gave me the greatest pleasure