Crown prince of Australian swimming
Cameron McEvoy is an elite athlete, an Olympic swimmer, the Commonwealth Champion in the 100m freestyle and Australian Champion and Pan Pacific Champion in the 100m and 200m freestyle.
At the 2014 Commonwealth Games trials, Cameron, then 19 years old, became the fastest teenager in history, beating James Magnussen in the 100m freestyle with the record-setting time of 47.65 seconds.
One year later, Cameron is still the fastest teen in swimming history in the over 100m event and the second fastest swimmer in the world for the same event. He has already surpassed Ian Thorpe’s age records and also achieved 0.72s quicker than Thorpie’s best.
Cameron, who comes from a family of professional swimmers, has been breaking records since he was just 7 years old, but 2011 was his breakthrough year. In May of that year he caught the attention of the swimming world when he eclipsed Ian Thorpe’s under 16 100m freestyle record, which had stood for 10 years. He went on to win a further two gold medals in the 50m and 400m freestyle
At just 17, Cameron earned himself a place on the Australian squad for the London 2012 Olympic Games representing Australia in the 4x100m and 4x200m freestyle relay teams. Cameron was the youngest male in the team.
Cameron’s incredible achievements also extend beyond the pool. He finished school in the top 2% of the state and is studying a Bachelor of Science majoring in Physics and Maths. He has already conducted research through a Summer fellowship at Griffith University’s Centre of Quantum Dynamics looking into Nanodiamonds and their atomic properties, under world- renowned physicist Erik Streed. His goal, after graduating, is to do his PhD in Physics.
Cameron also loves fashion, surf, music and video games and in 2014 he received the InStyle Men of Style Award.
Cameron McEvoy is currently available for question and answer sessions or for guest appearances. Described as ‘the future of Australian sprinting’, this impressive young man is certainly going lots of places fast.