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Geoff Huegill

  • Team: Australia
  • Sport: Swimming
  • Date of birth: 04-Mar-1979
  • Discipline: Butterfly

Biography

Geoff “Skippy” Huegill is considered as one of Australia’s biggest personalities in the swimming world, as well as the nation’s favourite comeback kid.

Geoff retired from the sport after the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and thereafter announced his comeback to competitive swimming in November 2008. With a huge task ahead, Geoff’s goal of national team selection was accomplished at the 2010 Australian National Championships, winning gold in the 50m butterfly and then continuing on to win 3 medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Between 1997 and 2004, Huegill established himself as one of the world’s finest butterfly competitors over 50 and 100m, winning individual bronze in the 100m butterfly and silver in the 4x100m medley relay at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. By the age of 25, he was a six time world champion, eight-time world record holder and a five-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist with over 10 Australian National titles.

Geoff has his sights firmly set on the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Records Held

Geoff has been world short course champion 3 times, once in 1997 and twice in 2002. He was also double world champion in 2001, winning gold in the 50metres butterfly and swimming the butterfly leg on the 4x100 medley relay..

Achievements

Winning 2 Olympic medals in Sydney 2000-Silver in the 4x100 medley relay & bronze in the 100metres butterfly.

2011 FINA World Championships - Shanghai

Bronze - 50m Butterfly

2010 Commonwealth Games, Delhi India

1st 100metres butterfly
1st 4x100metres medley relay
2nd 50metres butterfly

2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, USA

3rd 4x100metres medley relay
4th 50metres butterfly
6th100metres butterfly

2004 Olympic Games, Athens, Greece

8th 100metres butterfly

2003 World Swimming Championships, Barcelona, Spain

4th 50metres butterfly
13th 100metres butterfly

2002 World Swimming Championships (25m) Russia

1st 50metres butterfly
1st 100metres butterfly
2nd 4x100metres medley relay

2002 Commonwealth Games, Manchester, UK

1st50metres butterfly
1st 100metres butterfly
1st 4x100metres medley relay

2001 World Swimming Championships, Fukuoka, Japan

1st 50metres butterfly
1st 4x100metres medley relay
3rd 100metres butterfly

2000 Olympic Games, Sydney Australia

3rd 100metres butterfly
2nd 4x100metres medley relay

1998 Commonwealth Games, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1st100metres butterfly
1st 4x100metres medley relay

1998 World Championships, Perth, Australia

3rd 100metres butterfly

1997 World SwimmingChampionships (25m)

1st 4x100metres medley relay
2nd 100metres butterfly