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Mitch
Larkin
AustraliaAustralia, AUS
Male
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
09 July 1993
Height
187 cm
Weight
72 kg
Family
Partner Emily Seebohm
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Engineering - Queensland University of Technology: Brisbane, QLD, AUS

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age eight
Why this sport?
He became involved with the sport when his third grade school teacher encouraged him to join the weekly school swimming club.
Club / Team
Commercial Swimming Club: Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Name of coach
Simon Cusack [club], from 2017; Jacco Verhaeren [national], NED
Training Regime
He trains for nine sessions a week.

International Debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Shanghai, CHN

General Interest

Hero / Idol
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (NOC, 10 Apr 2012)
Injuries
He suffered from glandular fever in 2010. (swimming.org.au, 01 May 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The will to win is the will to prepare to win. The harder you work, the sweeter the victory.” (engineswim.com, 2013)
Awards and honours
He was named the International Swimming Federation [FINA] Male Swimmer of the Year in 2015. (olympics.nbcsports.com, 01 Feb 2016)

He was recognised with the Swimmer's Swimmer of the Year award at the 2015 Australian Swimmer of the Year Awards. (swimswam.com, 05 Sep 2015)
Famous relatives
His partner Emily Seebohm also competes in swimming for Australia. (swimswam.com, 25 Nov 2015)
Other information
CHANGE OF COACH
In September 2016 he announced that he was ending his time with St Peter's Western Swim Club and coach Michael Bohl after seven years. "In order to keep motivation at its highest, along with excitement within the training environment, I have decided to look at what other programmes along with other coaches can offer over the next Olympic cycle. Michael has done everything for me in my career and I would not be where I am today or achieved what I have achieved without him." In January 2017 he joined coach Simon Cusack at Commercial Swimming Club in Brisbane, QLD, Australia. (swimswam.com, 28 Jan 2017; swimswam.com, 15 Sep 2016)