Training for success with Olympian Michael Klim

Winner of six Olympic medals, including two Golds, Australian swimmer Michael Klim also excelled at World Championships, Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific Champions competitions, and in 1997 set a world record at the Australian Championships in the 100m Butterfly event – an accomplishment that went unbeaten for an impressive six years.

Today, Michael is an inspiring father and a successful entrepreneur. As a Chōsen expert, he draws on his hard-won experience to help others meet their goals in fitness, health and business. Here, Michael shares seven lessons learned during his sporting career, and which drive his success today.

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Meet the high-profile local heroes making a difference

OLYMPIC SWIMMING GOLD MEDALLIST MICHAEL KLIM. PHOTO: MICHAEL RAYNER

When Olympic swimming gold medallist Michael Klim was asked to support a campaign encouraging men to paint a nail to show support and raise funds for children affected by sexual and physical violence, he didn’t hesitate.

Michael is the face of a campaign called the Polished Man, engineered by not-for-profit group YGap. “One in five kids are being affected by sexual and physical violence; it’s an alarming figure,” Michael says. “No kid should experience that.”

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