About Michael Klim

Elite Athlete

2 x Olympic gold medals

5 x Commonwealth Games gold medals

6 x World Champion

Instrumental in Australia’s 4x100m relay victory at the 2000 Sydney Olympics opening with a world record time

Former world record holder in 100m butterfly & 100m free-style, and broken a total of 21 world records in his career

International Swimming Hall of Fame (to be inducted 2021)

Order of Australia (2001)

Australia Swimmer of the Year (1998)

Australian Male Athlete of the Year (1998)

World Swimmer of the Year (1997)


Michael Klim is the Founder of three successful Australian-based brands:

Klim Swim: is an established Learn To Swim Operation, providing quality swimming tuition to participants of all ages and abilities Launched in 1997.

Milk & Co + Klim by Michael Klim: Skincare essentials for men, babies, and women established in 2008.

World Series Swim: 7 year involvement, partner and ambassador. 


Michael’s involvement in the professional, sporting and parenting landscape has seen him partner with a wide range of Australian and International brands.

Michael also draws on his experiences as a world champion in the pool and in business to deliver corporate keynote presentations as well as personal development and mentoring programs.

The former Olympian has been affiliated with brands such as Chivas Regal and Mercedes Benz, and over the years has been the public face of brands including Amex, AIA Insurance, Speedo, Omega, Braun, Westfield, Woolworths (2020), Google, and NAB.

Michael continues to facilitate health and wellness experiences, focusing on fitness and lifestyle optimization, and transformative travel.


Michael is dedicated to raising awareness for philanthropic and community-based endeavours.

Michael’s charity affiliations have include the Brainwave Foundation and the Polished Man Campaign.

Through his swim program, Klim Swim, Michael has devoted his experience and knowledge to promote numerous water safety campaigns and nurturing the next generation of swimmers.

Family Man

Michael is a proud and dedicated father of three who focuses on having a strong work life balance.

Michael lives in Bali with his partner Michelle Owen and three children Stella (17), Rocco (15) and Frankie (12).

His family ethos is about helping his kids to find their passion and inspire them along the way.