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.
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.”
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.