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Brittany Joyce Elmslie, OAM[2] (born 19 June 1994) is an Australian swimmer. She represented Australia at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics in swimming, and won a gold medal in the 4 x 100m freestyle relay at both Games.

Brittany Elmslie
Personal information
Full nameBrittany Joyce Elmslie
Nickname(s)"Brit", "Britty", "Bidz"
National team Australia
Born (1994-06-19) 19 June 1994 (age 25)
Nambour, Queensland
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
StrokesFreestyle, butterfly, medley
CoachPeter Bishop

Personal lifeEdit

Elmslie was born in Nambour, Queensland. She was named a 2011-2012 YoungStar Sport Award winner for the Northside Chronicle.[3] As of 2012, she lives in Brisbane,[4] having moved there from Noosa, where she attended Good Shepherd Lutheran College, in 2011 in order to improve her chances of making the Olympics.[5]

Elmslie is 179 centimetres (5 ft 10 in) tall and weighs 73 kilograms (161 lb).[6][7]


Elmslie is a swimmer.[6] As of 13 September 2016, her best time in the 100-metre freestyle is 53.54 seconds and was set at the 2016 Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships.[8] Her best time in the 50-metre freestyle is 24.74 seconds, set at the 2016 Swimming Australia Grand Prix. Her best time in the 200-metre freestyle is 1:56.79, set at the 2014 McDonald's Queensland Championships. Her best time in the 100-metre butterfly is 57.97 seconds set at the 2015 Australian Swimming Championships. She is a member of Brisbane Grammar School Swimming Club.

At the Guam hosted 2009 Junior Pan Pacific, Elmslie finished first in the 50-metre freestyle and fourth in the 100-metre freestyle. At the 2010 Telstra Australian Swimming Championships, she made the finals in the 50-metre freestyle. At the Hawaii hosted 2010 Junior Pan Pacific, she finished third in the 4×100-metre freestyle and fifth in the 50-metre freestyle.[7]

In 2011, after moving to Brisbane to join other swimmers coached by Matt Brown, Elmslie increased her training regime and lost 6 kilograms (13 lb). Her training partners included Emily Seebohm.[5] At the 2012 Australian National Championships, she set a time of 1 minute 57.24 seconds in the 200-metre freestyle.[9] She was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the women's 4×200-metre freestyle swimming team event[4][6][10][11] in her first Olympics.[9][12] Going into the games, her team was considered a medal favourite.[8] She was set to compete in the Olympics as a teenager.[13]

At the 2013 Australian Swimming Championships she won silver in the 100-metre butterfly and bronze 50-metre freestyle events, qualifying for the 2013 World Aquatics Championships. At the World Championships, she teamed up with Bronte Campbell, Emma McKeon and Emily Seebohm in the heats of the 4×100-metre freestyle relay, finishing second in their heat and overall.[14] In the final sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell, Emma McKeon and Alicia Coutts won the silver medal, finishing 0.12 of a second behind the United States team.[15]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Elmslie represented Australia in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay.[16]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Brittany Elmslie". FINA. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Elmslie, Brittany Joyce awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia". It's an Honour. Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  3. ^ 17 June 2012 12:00 am (17 June 2012). "YoungStar winners honoured at Quest's gala awards night | Competitions from Quest Community Newspapers Southeast Queensland". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  4. ^ a b Mackander, Megan (26 April 2012). "Massive flag to farewell athletes | Sunshine Coast News | Local News in Sunshine Coast". Sunshine Coast Daily. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  5. ^ a b Balym, Todd (13 April 2012). "A move by Brittany Elmslie to Brisbane has paid dividends with the youngster booking a berth to the London Olympics". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  6. ^ a b c "London 2012 - Brittany Elmslie". Australia: Australian Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 12 July 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Swimming Australia". 19 June 1994. Archived from the original on 11 July 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  8. ^ a b "Lane 9 News Archive: U.S. Olympic Trials: An Early Look at the Women's 400 Free Relay". Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  9. ^ a b Cowley, Michael (29 June 2012). "Phelps well ahead but D'Arcy's time holds up against the rest". Brisbane Times. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  10. ^ "Americans short of Stephanie Rice mark". The Australia. 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  11. ^ McGarry, Andrew (22 April 2012). "Interview: Brittany Elmslie". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  12. ^ "Australia's 10 best medal chances at the London Olympics". Melbourne: Herald Sun. 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  13. ^ "Australia's top 10 gold medal chances for London 2012 Olympics — Olympics 2012 - Sport — Liverpool Leader". Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  14. ^ "Heat results of Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay at the 2013 World Aquatics Championships" (PDF). Omega Timing. 28 July 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  15. ^ "Final results of Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay at the 2013 World Aquatics Championships" (PDF). Omega Timing. 28 July 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  16. ^ "2016 Australian Olympic Swimming Team selected". Australian Olympic Committee. 14 April 2016. Archived from the original on 11 October 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016.

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