Grant Irvine

Grant Irvine

Swimming Schedule & Results

(Local) / 11:34 PM 11 Aug (Rio)
Men's 100m Butterfly Semifinal 1

51.87 (6th)

(Local) / 02:31 PM 11 Aug (Rio)
Men's 100m Butterfly - Heat 6

51.84 (4th)

(Local) / 11:10 PM 8 Aug (Rio)
Men's 200m Butterfly Semifinal 1

1:56.07 (5th)

(Local) / 01:44 PM 8 Aug (Rio)
Men's 200m Butterfly - Heat 3

1:55.64 (2nd)

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Athlete Biography

Grant Irvine swam a 1:55.73 in the 200m butterfly final to sneak under the qualifying standard by just 0.02 seconds and book his ticket for his debut Olympic Games in Rio. In a captivating final Morgan and good friend Grant Irvine dragged each other to the wall and both booked their tickets to Rio.

He again finished in second behind Morgan in the 100m butterfly with a time of 51.76 missing the qualifying standard by 0.25 seconds. He was later selected in the event.

Having missed out on qualifying for the London 2012 Games, the Queenslander became Australia’s second fastest man ever in the 200m butterfly event in early 2013. He swam a 1:55.32 to sit only behind Australian record holder Nick D’Arcy in the event.

Irvine finished with the silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games behind South Africa’s Chad le Clos. Irvine finished in a time 1:56.34, 1.27 seconds behind le Clos who broke the Games record in the final. He competed in the 200m butterfly at the 2015 World Championships, finishing 8th in his semi in a time of 1:57.94 in Kazan, Russia.

He has a twin, loves snowboarding, beach volleyball and he used to swim backstroke

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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut

Recent Performances

  • 2nd (200m butterfly) - 2016 Brisbane Grand Prix (Brisbane, Australia)
  • 7th (200m butterfly) - 2016 Santa Clara Grand Prix (Santa Clara, USA)
  • 2nd (100m butterfly and 200m butterfly) - 2016 Australian Swimming Championships (Adelaide, Australia)
  • 7th (100m butterfly), 3rd (200m butterfly) - 2016 Victorian Open Championships (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 15th (200m butterfly) – 2015 World Championships (Kazan, Russia)

Career Highlights

  • Making the Olympic Team for Rio
  • Qualifying for my 1st World's team in 2013 in Adelaide
  • Winning Silver at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014


  • Primary
    Jamboree Heights State School, QLD, AUS
  • Secondary
    Centenary State High School QLD, AUS
  • Tertiary
    Queensland University of Technology Bachelor of Business - Accounting 2009-2014


  • Coach
    Michael Bohl (2004 - Current)
  • Club
    St Peter's Western, Indooroopilly, QLD, AUS
  • Institute/Academy
  • Primary Training Base
    Brisbane, Australia


Favourite food
Roast Lamb
Favourite holiday destination
Any Beach
Favourite music
cold play
Dream car
ferrari 458
Star Sign
I would spend my last $10 on
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Phelps 2008
First Olympic Memory?
2000 australia 4x100 free relay
Most Influential person in your career/life
Michael Bohl
Why this sport?
I love being in the water/ i love pushing myself to new limits