Brittany Elmslie

Brittany Joyce Elmslie, OAM[2] (born 19 June 1994) is an Australian swimmer. She represented Australia at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics in swimming, and won a gold medal in the 4 x 100m freestyle relay at both Games.

Brittany Elmslie
Personal information
Full nameBrittany Joyce Elmslie
Nickname(s)"Brit", "Britty", "Bidz"
National team Australia
Born (1994-06-19) 19 June 1994
Nambour, Queensland
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
StrokesFreestyle, butterfly, medley
CoachPeter Bishop

Personal life

Elmslie was born in Nambour, Queensland. She was named a 2011-2012 YoungStar Sport Award winner for the Northside Chronicle.[3] As of 2012, she lives in Brisbane,[4] having moved there from Noosa, where she attended Good Shepherd Lutheran College, in 2011 in order to improve her chances of making the Olympics.[5]

Elmslie is 179 centimetres (5 ft 10 in) tall and weighs 73 kilograms (161 lb).[6][7]


Elmslie is a swimmer.[6] As of 13 September 2016, her best time in the 100-metre freestyle is 53.54 seconds and was set at the 2016 Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships.[8] Her best time in the 50-metre freestyle is 24.74 seconds, set at the 2016 Swimming Australia Grand Prix. Her best time in the 200-metre freestyle is 1:56.79, set at the 2014 McDonald's Queensland Championships. Her best time in the 100-metre butterfly is 57.97 seconds set at the 2015 Australian Swimming Championships. She is a member of Brisbane Grammar School Swimming Club.

At the Guam hosted 2009 Junior Pan Pacific, Elmslie finished first in the 50-metre freestyle and fourth in the 100-metre freestyle. At the 2010 Telstra Australian Swimming Championships, she made the finals in the 50-metre freestyle. At the Hawaii hosted 2010 Junior Pan Pacific, she finished third in the 4×100-metre freestyle and fifth in the 50-metre freestyle.[7]

In 2011, after moving to Brisbane to join other swimmers coached by Matt Brown, Elmslie increased her training regime and lost 6 kilograms (13 lb). Her training partners included Emily Seebohm.[5] At the 2012 Australian National Championships, she set a time of 1 minute 57.24 seconds in the 200-metre freestyle.[9] She was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the women's 4×200-metre freestyle swimming team event[4][6][10][11] in her first Olympics.[9][12] Going into the games, her team was considered a medal favourite.[8] She was set to compete in the Olympics as a teenager.[13]

At the 2013 Australian Swimming Championships she won silver in the 100-metre butterfly and bronze 50-metre freestyle events, qualifying for the 2013 World Aquatics Championships. At the World Championships, she teamed up with Bronte Campbell, Emma McKeon and Emily Seebohm in the heats of the 4×100-metre freestyle relay, finishing second in their heat and overall.[14] In the final sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell, Emma McKeon and Alicia Coutts won the silver medal, finishing 0.12 of a second behind the United States team.[15]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Elmslie represented Australia in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay.[16]

See also


  1. "Brittany Elmslie". FINA. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  2. "Elmslie, Brittany Joyce awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia". It's an Honour. Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  3. 17 June 2012 12:00 am (17 June 2012). "YoungStar winners honoured at Quest's gala awards night | Competitions from Quest Community Newspapers Southeast Queensland". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  4. Mackander, Megan (26 April 2012). "Massive flag to farewell athletes | Sunshine Coast News | Local News in Sunshine Coast". Sunshine Coast Daily. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  5. Balym, Todd (13 April 2012). "A move by Brittany Elmslie to Brisbane has paid dividends with the youngster booking a berth to the London Olympics". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  6. "London 2012 - Brittany Elmslie". Australia: Australian Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 12 July 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  7. "Swimming Australia". 19 June 1994. Archived from the original on 11 July 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  8. "Lane 9 News Archive: U.S. Olympic Trials: An Early Look at the Women's 400 Free Relay". Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  9. Cowley, Michael (29 June 2012). "Phelps well ahead but D'Arcy's time holds up against the rest". Brisbane Times. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  10. "Americans short of Stephanie Rice mark". The Australia. 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  11. McGarry, Andrew (22 April 2012). "Interview: Brittany Elmslie". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  12. "Australia's 10 best medal chances at the London Olympics". Melbourne: Herald Sun. 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  13. "Australia's top 10 gold medal chances for London 2012 Olympics — Olympics 2012 - Sport — Liverpool Leader". Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  14. "Heat results of Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay at the 2013 World Aquatics Championships" (PDF). Omega Timing. 28 July 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  15. "Final results of Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay at the 2013 World Aquatics Championships" (PDF). Omega Timing. 28 July 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  16. "2016 Australian Olympic Swimming Team selected". Australian Olympic Committee. 14 April 2016. Archived from the original on 11 October 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
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