Brittany Elmslie

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Brittany Elmslie
Personal information
Full name Brittany Joyce Elmslie
Nickname(s) "Brit", "Britty", "Bidz"
National team  Australia
Born (1994-06-19) 19 June 1994 (age 23)
Nambour, Queensland
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle, butterfly, medley
Club Brisbane Grammar School
Coach David Lush

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]

Elmslie was born 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 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.[7] 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.[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 1 minute 57.24 seconds in the 200-metre freestyle.[8] She was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the women's 4×200-metre 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-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.[13] 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.[14]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Elmslie will represent Australia in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay.[15]

See also[edit]


  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 13 July 2012. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  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 13 July 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c "London 2012 - Brittany Elmslie". Australia: Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Swimming Australia". 19 June 1994. Archived from the original on 11 July 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Lane 9 News Archive: U.S. Olympic Trials: An Early Look at the Women's 400 Free Relay". Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ "Americans short of Stephanie Rice mark". The Australia. 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  10. ^ McGarry, Andrew (22 April 2012). "Interview: Brittany Elmslie". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "Australia's 10 best medal chances at the London Olympics". Melbourne: Herald Sun. 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  12. ^ "Australia's top 10 gold medal chances for London 2012 Olympics — Olympics 2012 - Sport — Liverpool Leader". Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  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. 
  15. ^ "2016 Australian Olympic Swimming Team selected". Australian Olympic Committee. 14 April 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 

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