Former Olympian gold medallist and record holder Michael Klim may have retired a while ago, but the man has managed to stop the clock. The well-preserved 39-year-old has his own line of skincare products, Milk & Co, and parted with his best skincare advice during a recent chat with GQ.
When you’re on the front line of a budding business, charting a path through the ups and down can require laser focus, forward planning and intuition. Champion swimmer and small business owner Michael Klim shares four tips to help you keep swimming in the right lane.
Former Australian Olympian Michael Klim started his skincare brand 8 years ago and is now rebranding it, deepening the connection of the range to its founder. Michael recently spoke with Men’s Style.
The range was called Milk but is now Klim – why did you undertake a rebrand?
About a year ago we decided we wanted to keep evolving. Some of the feedback we’d got was that males don’t necessarily realise that I’m very hands-on with the brand and designed the range as its founder so we decided to make the connection stronger with the rebranded range called Klim by Milk & Co.
Ex-Olympian Michael Klim’s love of fitness began from a very young age: “I think I actually learnt to swim around the same time that I learnt to walk,” said Klim who grew up in Melbourne, Australia. “ I had a very transient lifestyle growing up and while our family moved around all of the time, swimming and sport were the constant, consistent and stable part of my life that I could always rely on.”
Hanging up his goggles 9 years ago, the professional swimmer turned his focus to creating a new line of unisex beauty and lifestyle products, Milk & Co. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, Klim gives us a glimpse of the fitness routine he swears by.