Brittany Elmslie

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Brittany Elmslie
Personal information
Full name Brittany Elmslie
Nickname(s) Brit, Britty, Bidz
Nationality  Australia
Born (1994-06-19) 19 June 1994 (age 20)
Nambour, Queensland
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in) (2012)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb) (2012)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) freestyle and butterfly
Club Nudgee Brothers

Brittany Joyce Elmslie OAM[1] (born 19 June 1994) is an Australian swimmer. She represented Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in swimming.

Personal life[edit]

Nicknamed Brit, Britty and Bidz, Elmslie was born on 19 June 1994 in Nambour, Queensland. She was named a 2011-2012 YoungStar Sport Award winner for the Northside Chronicle.[2] As of 2012, she lives in Brisbane,[3] having moved there from Noosa in 2011 in order to improve her chances of making the Olympics.[4]

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


Elmslie is a swimmer.[5] As of 1 July 2012, her best time in the 100 metre freestyle of 54.02 seconds was set at the 2012 New South Wales State Championships.[7] Her best time in the 50m freestyle was 25.34 set at the 2010 Australian Age Championships. Her best time in the 200m freestyle was 1:59.47 set at the 2011 Queensland Championships. Her best time in the 100 butterfly was 1:00.41 set at the 2011 Queensland Championships. She is a member of Nudgee Brothers Swimming Club Inc.

At the Guam hosted 2009 Junior Pan Pacific, Elmslie finished first in the 50m free event and fourth in the 100m free event. At the 2010 Telstra Australian Swimming Championships, she made the finals in the 50m freestyle event. At the Hawaii hosted 2010 Junior Pan Pacific, she finished third in the 4x100m free event and fifth in the 50m free event.[6]

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.[4] At the 2012 Australian National Championships, she set a time of 1min.57.24s in the 200 metre individual medley.[8] She was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the women's 4 x 200m freestyle swimming team event[3][5][9][10] in her first Olympics.[8][11] Going into the Games, her team was considered a medal favourite.[7] She was set to compete in the Olympics as a teenager.[12]

At the 2013 Australian Swimming Championships she won silver in the 100 m butterfly and bronze 50 m 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 m freestyle, finishing second in their heat and overall.[13] In the final sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell, Emma McKeon and Alicia Coutts won the silver medal, finishing 0.12 seconds behind the United States.[14]


  1. ^ "Elmslie, Brittany Joyce awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia". It's an Honour. Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  2. ^ 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 2012-07-13. 
  3. ^ a b Megan Mackander (26 April 2012). "Massive flag to farewell athletes | Sunshine Coast News | Local News in Sunshine Coast". Sunshine Coast Daily. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  4. ^ 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 2012-07-13. 
  5. ^ a b c "London 2012 - Brittany Elmslie". Australia: Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  6. ^ a b "Swimming Australia". 19 June 1994. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  7. ^ a b "Lane 9 News Archive: U.S. Olympic Trials: An Early Look at the Women's 400 Free Relay". Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  8. ^ a b Michael Cowley (29 June 2012). "Phelps well ahead but D'Arcy's time holds up against the rest". Brisbane Times. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  9. ^ "Americans short of Stephanie Rice mark". The Australia. 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  10. ^ Andrew McGarry (22 April 2012). "Interview: Brittany Elmslie". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  11. ^ "Australia's 10 best medal chances at the London Olympics". Melbourne: Herald Sun. 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  12. ^ "Australia's top 10 gold medal chances for London 2012 Olympics — Olympics 2012 - Sport — Liverpool Leader". Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  13. ^ "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. 
  14. ^ "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.