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Meet the Aussie swimmers taking to the pool in Paris

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In mid-June, the Australian Olympic swimmers heading to Paris were confirmed following several days of intensive competition at the Australian Olympic Swimming Trials in Brisbane.

The 44-strong swim team includes 23 debutants (eight of which are teenagers), 13 contesting their second Olympics, three contesting their third Olympics and two contesting their fourth Olympics – Bronte Campbell and Cameron McEvoy.

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Members of the Australian swimming team for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games pose for a group photograph after the Australian Swimming Trials at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre on June 15, 2024. (Credit: Getty)

Notably, 30-year-old Cameron is the first Australian male swimmer to achieve such a feat made even more impressive considering that he temporarily quit the sport following the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

Australian Dolphins Head Coach Rohan Taylor said that this was a team that “will do Australia proud” while Australian Olympic Team Chef de Mission for Paris 2024 Anna Meares said the team had “well and truly” earned their place at the Olympics.

“We have witnessed an extraordinary week of the toughest competition. The way these athletes have driven each other has made such an impact,” she shared in a statement.

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After a grueling four-year journey, former singer-turned-swimmer Cody Simpson had his Olympic dreams dashed after failing to qualify. (Credit: Getty)

Who is in the Australian Olympic Swimming Team?

Previous solo gold medallists Emma McKeon (x 5 gold, x2 silver and x5 bronze), Ariarne Titmus (x2 gold, x1 silver, and x 1 bronze), Kaylee McKeown (x3 gold and x1 bronze), Kyle Chalmers (x1 gold, x1 silver and x4 bronze), and Zac Stubblety-Cook (x1 gold and x1 bronze) will compete at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games after qualifying for the Australian Olympic swimming team.

They will be joined by two-time gold medallist, and one-time bronze medallist Bronte Campbell, three-time bronze medallist Cameron McEvoy, and several other two-time Olympic athletes including:

  • Isaac Cooper (x1 bronze)
  • Meg Harris (x1 gold and x1 bronze)
  • Zac Incerti (x2 bronze)
  • Se-Bom Lee
  • Thomas Neill
  • Mollie O’Callaghan (x2 gold and x1 bronze)
  • Brendon Smith (x1 bronze)
  • Jenna Strauch
  • Matt Temple and
  • Elijah Winnington (x1 bronze)
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Emma McKeon is Australia’s most decorated Olympian. (Credit: Getty)
Olympic debutants on the 2024 Dolphins Olympic swimming team include:
  • Iona Anderson
  • Ben Armbruster
  • Jaclyn Barclay
  • Jack Cartwright
  • Abbey Connor
  • Elizabeth Dekkers
  • Jenna Forrester
  • Maximillian Giuliani
  • Shayna Jack
  • Moesha Johnson
  • Lani Pallister
  • Alexandria Perkins
  • William Petric
  • Ella Ramsey
  • Samuel Short
  • Flynn Southam
  • Kai Taylor
  • Sam Williamson
  • Brad Woodward
  • Olivia Wunsch
  • William Yang and
  • Joshua Yong
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This year will be the first where Australia has had a full Olympic marathon swimming team. (Credit: Olympics Australia)

When will Australian swimmers compete at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games?

The swimming program at the Paris Olympics will commence on Saturday, July 27, and conclude on Sunday, August 4.

Pool events will take place at the Paris La Défense Arena while the marathon swimming will take place between August 8th and 9th in the River Seine.

Marathon swimmers Moesha Johnson, Kyle Lee, Chelsea Gubecka, and Nicholas Sloman will compete.

The four athletes will each swim 10km, 124 years after Olympic swimming first took place at the Paris 1900 Olympics.

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Five of the nine-member Australian Olympic Diving Team for Paris. (Credit: Olympics Australia)

Who is on the Australian Olympic diving team?

Jaxon Bowshire, Kurtis Mathews, Alysha Koloi and Ellie Cole (not to be confused with the Paralympian) will all make their Olympic debut on the Paris 2024 Australian Diving Team.

They will be joined by Cassiel Rousseau, Maddi Kenney (x1 bronze), and Domonic Bedgood who will be contesting their second Olympics, Anabelle Smith (x1 bronze) who will be competing at her fourth Olympics, and Melissa Wu (x1 silver and x1 bronze) who will be making history as the first Australian diver to compete at five Olympics.

Olympic diving events will take place between Saturday, July 27, and Saturday, August 10th at the Paris Olympics Aquatics Centre.

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