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The Six Australian Swimmers To Watch At The Olympics

All eyes are on the pool.
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The 2024 Paris Olympic Games are almost here and if there’s one sport Australia is invested in, it’s swimming.

Whether its because we were all forced to go through years of swimming lessons as children or simply the fact we spend so much of our lives in the water, Australia has a particular love for the sport.

This year, 41 of the country’s best swimmers are heading to the Olympics as part of the Australia’s Dolphins swimming team.

Of course, as our athletes prepare for the games, the rest of of us are busy refreshing our sports knowledge before the games start on Friday 26 July 2024.

Below, the Australian swimmers to watch at the 2024 Olympics.

Australian Swimmers To Watch In The 2024 Olympics

Emma McKeon

Emma McKeon.
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Even those not following swimming have an idea about who Emma McKeon is.

Australia’s reigning 50m and 100m freestyle champion is not only a powerful swimmer but a Dior Ambassador and the girlfriend of swimmer and singer Cody Simpson.

This year will be Emma’s third Olympic games after competing in Tokyo and Rio’s games.

IG handle: @emmamckeon

Follower count at time of publishing: 212K followers

Kaylee McKeown

Kaylee McKeown.
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When it comes to backstroke, Kaylee McKeown is the woman to watch.

The 22-year-old proved herself at the Tokyo games and she’s expected to do the same in Paris, where she will be competing in the 100m and 200m backstroke events and the individual medley.

IG handle: @kaylee_mckeown

Follower count at time of publishing: 128K followers

Ariarne Titmus

Ariarne Titmus olympics.
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Queensland girl, Ariarne Titmus is one of Australia’s freestyle superstars.

In Tokyo, she made headlines for both her swimming prowess and her exciting rivalry with American swimmer Katie Ledecky.

In Paris, you can watch Ariarne Titmus in the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle events

IG handle: @ariarnetitmus_

Follower count at time of publishing: 161K followers

Cameron McEvoy

Cameron McEvoy
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Three times Olympic bronze medallist, Cameron McEvoy is first ever Australian male swimmer to take part in four Olympics.

The freestyle swimmer won gold in 50m freestyle at last year’s world champions in Japan.

Considering Australia has never won any medal of colour in men’s 50m freestyle at the Olympics, all eyes are on Cameron.

IG handle: @cam_mcevoy

Follower count at time of publishing: 143K followers

Mollie O’Callaghan

Mollie OCallaghan
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At just 20-years-old, Mollie O’Callaghan is one to watch.

Having competed as a relay swimmer at the Tokyo games, Mollie now has world titles in 100m and 200m freestyle, and a world record in 200m freestyle.

In Paris, Mollie will be competing in 100m and 200m freestyle, 4x100m freestyle, 4x200m freestyle, 4x100m medley, and 4x100m mixed medley events.

IG handle: @mollie_ocal

Follower count at time of publishing: 44.5K followers

Kyle Chalmers

Kyle Chalmers
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Kyle Chalmers made his Olympic debut in Rio, where he became the first Australian to bring home a gold medal in freestyle in nearly 50 years.

After a similarly impressive run in Tokyo, Kyle is certainly one to watch in Paris.

When he’s not in the pool, Kyle is also a mental health advocate.

IG handle: @kyle_chalmers3

Follower count at time of publishing: 148K followers

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