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
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 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
- He is the ambassador of the St Kilda Mile Ocean Swim and Queensland Ocean Swim Series together with John Guise, the Cooly Classic Ocean Swim and the World Series Swims 21.5 km Swim The Gold Coast events.
St Kilda Mile Video
Queensland Ocean Swim Series Videos
Rich Roll Podcast #362
- The New Swim The Gold Coast
- Weekend Warrior Events
- Cooly Classic Culminates For Weekend Warriors
- Queensland, It's Beautiful And Friendly
- Open Water Is Nature's Biggest Swimming Pool
- Focus Or Fear? Anticipation Or Anxiety? It's All Good
- Milk & Co Queensland Ocean Swim Series Finished
- St Kilda Mile Facebook page
- Icon Events
- Milk Does The Body Good
- Michael Klim: The Making Of An Olympic Legend
- Rich On A Roll