Emma McKeon AM


2024 Young Australian of the Year

Emma McKeon AM is the most successful Australian Olympian of all time – a title she claimed before her 28th birthday.  

She comes from a strong family of Australian swimmers. In fact, her father, uncle, brother and mother have all represented Australia. 

Back in 2012, Emma just missed out on being chosen for the London Olympics. She took a break, but rediscovered her passion and went on to make a splash at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, where she claimed six medals from six races.  

At the 2020 Summer Olympics, Emma became the first female swimmer and the second woman in history to win seven medals in a single Olympics. She has also broken Commonwealth Games, Olympic and World records. 

Emma has other titles to her name. In 2022 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia, and in 2023 she was named Gold Coast Young Australian of the Year.