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Emma
McKeon
AustraliaAustralia, AUS
Female
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
24 May 1994
Height
181 cm
Weight
60 kg
Residence
Gold Coast, QLD, AUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She was enrolled in swimming lessons as a baby.
Why this sport?
Her parents were both swimmers.
Club / Team
Griffith University: Nathan, QLD, AUS
Name of coach
Michael Bohl [club]; Jacco Verhaeren [national], NED
Training Regime
She trains four hours a day.

International Debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Barcelona, ESP

General Interest

Nicknames
Em (swimming.org.au, 2013)
Hobbies
Reading, watching TV. (womenshealth.com.au, 05 Feb 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (gc2018.com, 07 Jan 2018)
Hero / Idol
Australian swimmer Libby Trickett. (olympics.com.au, 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Have fun, train hard and believe." (olympics.com.au, 2010)
Awards and honours
In 2017 she was named Swimmer's Swimmer of the Year and was presented with a Patron Award by Swimming Australia. (thenewdaily.com.au, 29 Oct 2017)

She and her 4x100m freestyle teammates received the 2014 Golden Moment Award from Swimming Australia, in recognition of their world record-breaking swim at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (swimswam.com, 22 Dec 2014)

She was inducted into the Australian Path of Champions in 2014. The Path of Champions recognises the achievements of Australia's top athletes. (swimswam.com, 21 Oct 2014)
Famous relatives
Her brother David competed in swimming at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, while her father Ron participated in the sport at the Olympic Games in both 1980 and 1984. Her mother Susie [nee Woodhouse] competed in swimming at the 1982 Commonwealth Games, and her uncle Rob Woodhouse won a bronze medal in the 400m individual medley at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Aug 2018; theaustralian.com.au, 07 Nov 2011)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (gc2018.com, 07 Feb 2018)
Other information
BREAK
In 2011 she took a five-month break from competitive swimming before returning to the pool in 2012. (theaustralian.com.au, 01 May 2013)