Michael Klim: “I was so driven and swimming was everything that I wanted to do.”
“I was so driven and swimming was everything that I wanted to do.”
From Olympian to Businessman, Michael Klim discusses the drive to succeed that has seen him make great sacrifices to win Olympic gold and how that now translates into his brand Milk & Co and as dad to his three kids. Sharing his memories from the Sydney Olympics 2000, Michael retells his inside view of a time that all Australians imagine as an electric part of our history, including a gruelling competing schedule and the elation of winning. He also discusses how a transition into skincare felt like a natural progression for him and the steep learning curve he had to make in terms of launching and managing a product line.
Michael Klim was one of the undisputed stars of the Sydney Olympic Games with two gold and two silver. He was instrumental in Australia’s thrilling 4x100m relay victory, unleashing a world record lead off swim to win his first gold on the first night. Klim later helped smash the world record in the 4x200m relay to win his second gold. Klim returned to compete in the subsequent 2004 Athens Games, the 2005 World Championships in Montreal, the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games. In 2012 Michael officially retired from swimming to focus his energy on his skincare company Milk & Co and spending more time with his family.