Emma Mckeon



Date of Birth



Michael Bohl

Career Highlights and Awards

2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast

GOLD 100m Butterfly

GOLD 4x 100m Freestyle Relay

GOLD 4x 200m Freestyle

GOLD 4x 100m Medley Relay

BRONZE 200m Butterfly

BRONZE 200m Freestyle

2019 World Championships

Gold: 4x100m Freestyle

Gold: 4x200m Freestyle (World Record)

Gold: 4x100m Mixed Medley

Silver: 4x100m Medley

Silver: 4x100m Mixed Freestyle

Bronze: 100m Butterfly

2017 World Championships

Silver: 100m Butterfly

Silver: 200m Freestyle

Silver: 4x100m Freestyle Relay

Silver: 4x100m Medley Relay

Bronze: 4x200m Freestyle Relay

Bronze: 4x100m Mixed Medley Relay

2016 Rio Olympic Games

Gold: 4x100m Freestyle Relay (World Record)

Silver: 4x100m Medley Relay

Silver: 4x200m Freestyle Relay

Bronze: 200m Freestyle

2015 World Championships
Gold: 4x100m Freestyle
Bronze: 4x100m Medley

2014 Commonwealth Games
Gold: 200m Freestyle
Gold: 4x100m Freestyle
Gold: 4x200m Freestyle
Gold: 4x100m Medley
Bronze: 100m Freestyle
Bronze: 100m Butterfly


Emma McKeon is an Australian Olympic swimmer who is best known for her dominance in the 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, and 100m butterfly. Over the past few years, McKeon has established herself as a world-class competitor, continuously winning medals on the international stage. receiving four silvers and two bronze medals at the 2017 World Championships.

Being raised by former Olympic athletes – in her mother Susie, father Ron and uncle Rob – Emma had her eyes on success from a young age. Emma was born and raised in Wollongong, NSW, and has grown up alongside older brother and current Olympic swimmer, David McKeon. 2010 saw Emma’s international breakthrough as she dominated the world stage across three major appearances. Across the Junior Pan Pacific Championships, the Youth Olympics and the World Short Course Championships, Emma collected an outstanding gold, four silvers, and three bronzes through several events.

After narrowly missing out on selection in the 2012 London Olympics, McKeon took some time away from swimming to re-asses her position. However soon after, Emma returned to her dominance and claimed silver in the 4x100m freestyle relay in the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona.

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, McKeon took out four gold medals and two bronze medals, throwing herself into the Australian sporting spotlight as one of the countries best swimmers.

At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Emma formed part of the all-conquering 4x100m freestyle relay team that not only took out gold, but broke their own formerly-set world record. On top of her gold medal, Emma also collected two silvers and one bronze and consequently was titled Australia’s most successful Olympian during those games.

Furthermore, Emma performed exceptionally well at 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games under the help and guidance of her coach, Michael Bohl. Taking home gold in the 100m butterfly, 4x 100m freestyle, 4x 200m freestyle, and 4x 100m medley. In addition to this, Emma claimed Bronze in the 200m butterfly and 200m freestyle. Emma’s success followed on at the Pan Pacific championships claiming another four gold and two bronze making it 8 gold medals for the year.

In 2019, Emma demonstrated her class once again with three gold, two silver and one bronze at the World Championships in Gwangju extending her incredible medal tally on the international stage. In the inaugural International Swimming League (ISL), Emma represented the London Roar where she was dominant for her team in ensuring they are successful.

Outside of dominating in the pool, Emma goes to Griffith University on the Gold Coast studying a Bachelor of Health Studies and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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