Kaylee McKeown - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Kaylee McKeown

Career highlights

  • Current Short Course World Record Holder in 200m Backstroke and second fastest time in history in the 100m Backstroke
  • Current Australian, Oceania and Commonwealth Record Holder in the 200m Backstroke 
  • Current Australian Record Holder in 200m IM 
  • Won her first international medal at the 2019 World Championships
  • Gained selection for her first senior team for the 2017 World Championships and making the final 

Australian Representation and results

  • 2019 World Championships — silver in 200m backstroke, silver in 4x100m medley relay (heat swimmer), 4th place 50m backstroke, 5th place 100m backstroke
  • 2018 Pan Pacific Championships — 5th place 100m backstroke, 5th place 200m backstroke
  • 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games — 4th place 100m backstroke, 4th place 200m backstroke
  • 2017 World Championships — 4th place 200m backstroke


One of the youngest members of the Dolphins team, Kaylee made her debut aged 15 after qualifying for the World Championships in 2017. Although she narrowly missed out on a medal, the rising star finished fourth and set a new world junior record. Kaylee joins her older sister Taylor on the Dolphins team. More recently Kaylee won her first major international medal at the 2019 World Championships where she set a new PB to claim silver in the 200m backstroke.