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Michael Klim

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Michael Klim of the St Kilda Mile Ocean Swim in Melbourne, Australia

Michael Klim OAM (born 13 August 1977) is a Gdynia, Poland-born Australian pool and open water swimmer. He is the Wesley College's elite Head Coach of swimming.

Pool Swimming Career[edit]

Klim was named the Male Swimmer of the Year by Swimming World Magazine in 1997. In 1999, he set a world record in the 100m butterfly twice.

Klim was Australian Institute of Sport Athlete of the Year in 1998 and 1999 and was inducted into the AIS ' Best of the Best' in 2001. Klim was the only Australian to win a Gold medal at both the Sydney 2000 Olympics and the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.

In the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, he swam the freestyle leg in the 4×100m medley relay which Australia won a bronze medal.

In the 2000 Atlanta Olympics, Klim set a world record (48.18) leading off the 4×100m freestyle relay which paved the way for a world record (3:13.67). Three days later, he was part of the 4×200m freestyle relay which set another world record (7:07.05). In the 100m butterfly, he won a silver medal as he did in the 4×100m medley relay.

At the 2004 Athens Olympics, he earned a silver medal in the 4×200m relay.

After failing to compete at the 2012 London Olympics, Klim retired from competitive swimming and became founder and CEO of a skin care company Milk and Co.

Open Water Swimming[edit]

St Kilda Mile Video[edit]

Queensland Ocean Swim Series Videos[edit]

Rich Roll Podcast #362[edit]

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