Cameron Delaney

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For the Australian footballer playing for North Melbourne, see Cameron Delaney (footballer).
Cameron Delaney
Medal record
Competitor for  Australia
Men's Swimming
Pan Pacific Championships
Bronze 1999 Sydney 200m Backstroke

Cameron Delaney (born 25 November 1980 in Sydney, New South Wales) is a former backstroke swimmer, who competed for Australia at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. There he finished in eleventh position in the 200m backstroke, clocking 2:00.39 in the semi final.[1]

Delaney, who started swimming as a child on the advice of his doctor due to a weak chest, was a member of the Galston Swimming Club in Sydney and trained under former Olympian Gary Winram. He also worked as a lifeguard whilst training.

In 1999, Delaney made himself noticed as a backstroke contender by finishing third in the 200m backstroke in the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships. In this race, he finished third behind American Lenny Krayzelburg, who beat the world record. Delaney took nearly 2.5 seconds off his previous personal best in this race and in process breaking the 2-minute mark with a time 1:59.98 minutes.

At the 2004 Australian Swimming Championships (which doubled as the 2004 Olympics qualifiers), Delaney just failed to qualify finishing second to Matt Welsh in a time of 2:00.68 minutes.

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