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<p>ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 11: Jack Mcloughlin of Australia competes in the Men's 800 Metre Freestyle during day four of the Australian Swimming Championships at the South Australian Aquatic & Leisure Centre on April 10, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia.</p>
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Jack McLoughlin

Jack McLoughlin

Swimming Schedule & Results

(Local) / 03:10 PM 12 Aug (Rio)
Men's 1500m Freestyle - Heat 6

14:56.02 (3rd)


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Athlete Biography

Jack McLoughlin will make his Olympic debut after smashing his personal best at the Australian Swimming Championships in the men’s 1500m freestyle.

McLoughlin finished in second place behind fellow Rio teammate Mack Horton, clocking 14.48.60.

McLoughlin had his first taste of Olympic glory at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival, winning gold in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay. He narrowly missed out on two more medals, placing fourth in the 1500m freestyle and 400m freestyle events.

The Queensland born athlete came home with a silver medal and a fifth place from the 2015 World University Games in South Korea in the 400m and 1500m freestyle events. The same year he took our the national Short Course Championships 1500m freestyle title.

The long distance freestyler is studying engineering at the Queensland University of Technology

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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut.

Recent Performances

  • 2nd (1500m freestyle) - 2016 Santa Clara Grand Prix (Santa Clara, USA)
  • 2nd (1500m) - 2016 Australian Championships (Adelaide, Australia)
  • 1st (1500m) - 2016 NSW Open Championships (Sydney, Australia)
  • 1st (1500m freestyle)– 2015 Australian Short Course Championships (Sydney, Australia)
  • 2nd (400m freestyle), 5th (1500m freestyle) – 2015 World University Games (Gwangju, South Korea)

Career Highlights

  • Coming 2nd in 1500m freestyle at 2016 Australian Olympic trials and qualifying for first Olympics
  • Silver in World Uni Games in 400m free in Gwanju 2015

Education

  • Primary
    St Agatha's Primary School, Brisbane (queensland, Australia)
  • Secondary
    St Joseph's Nudgee College, (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor of Engineering-Queensland University of Technology (2014-

Training

  • Coach
    Vince Raleigh (2015-current)
  • Club
    Chandler, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Institute/Academy
    Queensland Academy of Sport
  • Primary Training Base
    Brisbane Australia

Q&A

Superstition/s
heat and final shoes,
Favourite food
Butter Chicken
Favourite holiday destination
Maldives
Favourite music
Rock, Hip Hop, Hipster
Dream car
Aston Martin
Personal Motto
Gotta Risk It to get the Biscuit
Star Sign
aquarius
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
7's rugby
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Grant Hackett 2004 1500m free
First Olympic Memory?
Sydney 2000 marathon
Most Influential person in your career/life
Mum and Dad
Why this sport?
Always loved swimming as a kid and eventually it just grew on my competitively