2X Olympian, Olympic Bronze Medalist
Hometown: Gold Coast, Queensland
Birthday: May 13, 1994
Specialty: Sprint Freestyle
Aptly dubbed ‘The Professor’ for his excellence in academia, Cameron McEvoy is a mainstay of the Dolphins Swim team. At his home Commonwealth Games, McEvoy secured a bronze medal in the 50m freestyle and gold in the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay.
The 23-year-old has had notable achievements throughout this career. McEvoy he broke Ian Thorpe’s age records in the 100m freestyle at the age of 16 and 17 years and was the youngest member of the Australian swim team at the 2012 London Olympics, earning a relay spot in the 200m freestyle. Cam’s subsequent success included winning gold at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships in the 100m freestyle and representing Australia at the world championships in Kazan in 2015, narrowly missing out on gold in the 100m freestyle by a mere 0.11 seconds.
Out of the pool, Cameron is a buddying physicist and currently studying a Bachelor of Science majoring in Physics and Mathematics. He finished high school in the top 2% of his state. After his swimming career, Cam has ambitions to do his Ph.D. in physics and work at NASA. He has already conducted research through a summer fellowship at Griffith University’s Centre of Quantum Dynamics looking into Nanodiamonds and their atomic properties, under world-renowned physicist Erik Streed.
Cameron embodies all the qualities we seek in our champions – he is humble, articulate, intelligent, and centered. His interests extend beyond the pool and to other pursuits including science, fashion, technology and other sports. Cameron’s coaches have said, “He’s got the goods to reach some great heights in swimming. He’s got control over his nerves and thrives on competition.”