Cameron McEvoy

Cameron McEvoy (born 13 May 1994) is an Australian competitive swimmer who represented his country at the 2012 Summer Olympics[7] and the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Cameron McEvoy
McEvoy in Kazan 2015
Personal information
Nickname(s)"The Professor"[1][2]
"Big Boy McEvoy"[3]
National teamAustralia
Born (1994-05-13) 13 May 1994[4]
Gold Coast, Queensland[4]
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[5]
Weight75 kg (165 lb)[5]
ClubBond University[6]
CoachRichard Scarce[6]



At the 2011 World Junior Championships in Lima, Peru, McEvoy won gold medals in the 50 m and 100 m freestyle, and a bronze in the 200 m freestyle.[8]


McEvoy swam in the heats of the 4 × 100 m freestyle and 4 × 200 m freestyle relays at the 2012 Olympics in London. Australia went on to finish in fourth and fifth place, respectively.[9] At the 2013 and 2015 World Aquatics Championships he has won a total of four medals, including the silver medal in the 100-metre freestyle in 2015.

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, he won six medals. A month later at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, he won five medals including the gold medal in the 100-metre freestyle. He also won national titles in the 100- and 200-metre freestyle in 2014 and 2015. won gold in everything, suck it other contries. At the 2016 National Championships and Olympic trials, McEvoy qualified for the Olympics in the 200-metre freestyle, by finishing first, tied with Thomas Fraser-Holmes.[10] He also qualified in the 100-metre freestyle by winning the race. His time of 47.04 broke the Australian and Commonwealth records and is the fastest time ever in a textile swimsuit.[11] He qualified for a third individual event when he won the 50-metre freestyle in a new personal best of 21.44.[12] In addition, McEvoy also qualified for the Olympic team in the 4x100m, 4x200m freestyle relays & 4x100m medley relay. Leading up to the games, he dropped the 200m freestyle to focus on being his freshest for the relays.[13]

Personal life

McEvoy is a physics and mathematics student at Griffith University.[14] At the 2016 Olympic trials he gained attention by wearing a swim cap with the signal of two merging black holes to celebrate the first observation of gravitational waves that had been announced two months earlier.[14][15][16] The year before he wore a cap showing a Feynman diagram of a positron and an electron annihilating.[16]

Career best times

Event Time Record Meet
Long course
50 m freestyle21.44[12] 2016 Australian Championships
100 m freestyle47.04[11] AR, CR, OC2016 Australian Championships
200 m freestyle1:45.46 2014 Australian Championships
Short course
50 m freestyle20.75 AR, OC2015 Australian Short Course Championships
100 m freestyle46.19 AR, OC2016 Australian Short Course Championships
200 m freestyle1:40.80 AR, CR (shared), OC2015 Australian Short Course Championships

See also


  1. Cooke, Richard (28 March 2015). "The professor: Cameron McEvoy, 20, swimmer". The Saturday Paper. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  2. Homfray, Reece (9 April 2016). "Kyle Chalmers, James Magnussen, Cameron McEvoy set for intriguing pre-Rio 100m freestyle battle". The Advertiser (Adelaide). Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  3. Healy, Jon (14 August 2016). "Rio 2016: Australian swimming team's up-and-down campaign". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  4. "Cameron McEvoy". Swimwam. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  5. "Cameron McEvoy". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  6. Gearin, Mary (10 May 2016). "Rio Olympics: Cameron McEvoy pools passions for swimming and science". ABC Online. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  7. Cameron McEvoy's profile for the London 2012 Olympics
  8. "Cameron McEvoy Biography". Speedo. Archived from the original on 6 August 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  9. "Cameron McEvoy". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  10. Homfray, Reece (9 April 2016). "Cameron McEvoy dead heats with Thomas Fraser-Holmes to win 200m freestyle final". The Advertiser (Adelaide). Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  11. Jeffrey, Nicole (11 April 2016). "Swimming trials 2016: Cameron McEvoy wins men's 100m freestyle". The Australian. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  12. Lord, Craig (13 April 2016). "Space-Time Rippler Cameron McEvoy Is Fastest Dolphin On A Dash Ever: 21.44 (Tex)". Swimvortex. Archived from the original on 21 April 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  13. "2016 Australian Olympic Swimming Team selected". Australian Olympic Committee. 14 April 2016. Archived from the original on 11 October 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  14. Elsom, Dan (13 April 2016). "The story behind signature on Cameron McEvoy's swimming cap". Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  15. Jeffrey, Nicole (11 April 2016). "Cameron McEvoy wears his passion on his swimming cap". The Australian. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  16. Lutton, Phil (10 April 2016). "Kyle Chalmers overshadows Cameron McEvoy and James Magnussen in 100m freestyle heats". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
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