Kyle Chalmers

Kyle Chalmers

Swimming Schedule & Results

(Local) / 11:04 PM 13 Aug (Rio)
Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final

3:29.93 (3rd)

United States of America (USA)
Great Britain (GBR)
Australia (AUS)

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

47.58 (1st)

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

(Local) / 10:11 PM 9 Aug (Rio)
Men's 100m Freestyle Semifinal 2

47.88 (1st)

(Local) / 01:20 PM 9 Aug (Rio)
Men's 100m Freestyle - Heat 7

47.90 (1st)

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

3:11.37 (3rd)

United States of America (USA)
France (FRA)
Australia (AUS)

(Local) / 03:02 PM 7 Aug (Rio)
Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Heat 2

3:12.65 (2nd)

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Athlete Biography

Kyle Chalmers took up swimming after he was named in a team for a school swimming carnival at age nine in Port Lincoln, seven hours drive from Adelaide. At 18 years-old he'll make his Olympic debut in Rio.

The youngster claimed his spot on the 2016 Team with a standout performance in the men’s 100m freestyle (48.03), finishing second ahead of some of his more fancied rivals.

The 2014 Youth Olympian made his World Championships debut in July last year in Kazan, Russia with a fantastic 47.92 second leg in the men's 4x100m freestyle relay. He also raced in the 4x100m medley heats where he swam even faster (47.86sec) to guide that team to the final where they won the silver medal.

One week after competing in Russia he competed at the World Junior Championships in Singapore where he won seven medals, including three gold. He also took down Cameron McEvoy’s national 17 years record by winning the 100m freestyle in 48.47sec.

The Immanuel College student trains at the Marion Swimming Club in Adelaide in the High Performance squad coached by Peter Bishop alongside Sally Hunter and Andrew Abood. Chalmers’ is almost identical in size to his father Brett, who played AFL for Adelaide and Port Adelaide.

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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut
  • 2014 Nanjing - 3rd - 4 x 100 Mixed freestyle; 3rd - 4 x 100 Mixed Medley; 3rd - 4 x 100 IM

Recent Performances

  • 3rd (100m freestyle) - 2016 Brisbane Grand Prix (Brisbane, Australia)
  • 2nd (100m freestyle) – 2016 Australian Swimming Championships (Adelaide, Australia)
  • 1st (100m freestyle) – 2015 World Junior Championships (Singapore)
  • 2nd (4x100m medley) - 2015 World Championships (Kazan, Russia)
  • 13th (4x100m freestyle) - 2015 World Championships (Kazan, Russia)

Career Highlights

  • Australian Senior Team debut - 2015 World Championships (Kazan, Russia) and being presented with my Gold cap.
  • 2015 Junior World Championships Singapore - GOLD 100m Freestyle, Broke the Championship record and Australian Age Record.
  • 2015 Junior World Championships Singapore - GOLD 50m Freestyle.


  • Primary
    Saint Josephs School, Port Lincoln, SA, Australia
  • Secondary
    Immanuel College, Adelaide, SA, Australia


  • Coach
    Peter Bishop 2011-Current, Shelly Jarrett 2013-Current
  • Club
    Marion Swimming Club, Adelaide, South Australia
  • Institute/Academy
    SASI - South Australian Institute of Sport
  • Primary Training Base
    Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


I always brush my teeth twice on the morning of race day, chew a Extra chewy on the way to the pool and eat a banana after my warm up.
Favourite food
Favourite holiday destination
Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
Dream car
Range Rover Evoque
Personal Motto
To always strive to do the best that I can do and enjoy what I do.
Star Sign
I would spend my last $10 on
Farmers Union Iced Coffee
Not applicable
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Sydney 2000 Olympics - 4 x 100 Mens Freestyle Relay
First Olympic Memory?
Athens 2004 Ian Thorpe vs Michael Phelps
Most Influential person in your career/life
My Dad Brett
Why this sport?
I love competition and the experiences that it gives me.