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Michael Klim

Speakers and Legends


Career Highlights and Awards

  • Speedo Male Sprint Freestyle Swimmer of the Year 2005
  • 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay World Record Holder
  • Order of Australia 2001
  • Telstra Butterfly Swimmer of the Year
  • Qantas Sprint Freestyle Swimmer of the Year
  • Australian Swimmer of the Year 1998
  • Australian Male Athlete of the Year
  • World Swimmer of the Year 1997
  • Australian Rookie of the Year 1995


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Three-time Olympian, businessman, public personality and motivational speaker, Michael Klim has established himself as one of Australia’s most versatile entrepreneurs and innovative thinkers.

Michael’s highly successful 17-year swimming career saw him receive a total of six Olympic medals, break multiple world records and collect the title of World Swimmer of the Year. Today, this athlete turned businessman draws on his professional experience as World Champion to drive the success of his entrepreneurial ventures, including his, now global, skincare brand MILK & Co.

Having launched MILK & Co in 2008, Michael takes a hands-on approach as Founder and Managing Director. Under his direction, MILK & Co has become one of Australia’s most recognisable lifestyle brands that prides itself on simple, effective and accessible skincare products for the whole family. Milk & Co is a truly global brand with stockists including Sephora, Chemist Warehouse, Priceline, Liberty’s, Coles and Woolworths in more than 13 countries.

Michael is also dedicated to his philanthropic endeavours and continues to raise awareness and support for charity affiliations including the Brainwave Foundation, Australia’s only paediatric charity supporting children with neurological conditions. Michael is also the ambassador of the Polished Man Campaign, a movement founded by non-profit organisation YGap, which holds the singular mission of ending physical and sexual violence against children.

Michael’s involvement in the professional and sporting landscape has seen him partner with a wide range of Australian and International brands. The former Olympian is currently the ambassador of Chivas Regal and Mercedes Benz in Australia, and over the years has been the public face of brands including Speedo, Braun, Westfield, Amez, MyFiziq and Australian Unity.

Michael also continues to pursue his ongoing interests in health and wellness and helps others meet their fitness, health and business goals. As a fitness expert for Chosen Experiences, a transformative travel, fitness and lifestyle retreat, Michael provides in-depth knowledge and helps guide a healthy mind-and-body lifestyle by drawing on the lessons learned from his sporting and entrepreneurial experiences.

He continues to maintain strong ties to his passion for swimming where he is not only a consistent figurehead at major swimming events and championships, but has also established Klim Swim, an Australian-owned Learn to Swim Operation in Melbourne. Dedicated to providing quality swimming lessons to ensure all children reap the safety, health and wellbeing benefits of swimming, Michael closely involves and dedicates himself to nurturing.

In addition to his business and professional interests, Michael upholds a strong work life balance and enjoys spending quality time with his partner and three children Stella, Rocco and Frankie.

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