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 (age 27)[4]
Benowa, Queensland, Australia
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[5]
Weight75 kg (165 lb)[5]
ClubBond University[6]
CoachRichard Scarce[6]

Cameron McEvoy (born 13 May 1994) is an Australian competitive swimmer who represented his country at the 2012 Summer Olympics,[7] 2016 Summer Olympics and 2020 Summer Olympics.



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.

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 was the fastest time ever in a textile swimsuit, until Caeleb Dressel's performance at the 2019 World Championships.[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 freestyle 21.44[12] 2016 Australian Championships
100 m freestyle 47.04[11] AR, CR, OC 2016 Australian Championships
200 m freestyle 1:45.46 2014 Australian Championships
Short course
50 m freestyle 20.75 AR, OC 2015 Australian Short Course Championships
100 m freestyle 46.19 AR, OC 2016 Australian Short Course Championships
200 m freestyle 1:40.80 AR, CR (shared), OC 2015 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. ^ a b "Cameron McEvoy". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  6. ^ a b 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". Archived from the original on 25 October 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  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. ^ a b Jeffrey, Nicole (11 April 2016). "Swimming trials 2016: Cameron McEvoy wins men's 100m freestyle". The Australian. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  12. ^ a b 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. ^ a b 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. ^ a b 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.