Geoff Huegill in 2014
|Full name||Geoffrey Andrew Huegill|
|Born||4 March 1979|
Gove Peninsula Northern Territory
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||93 kg (205 lb)|
|Club||SOPAC Swimming Club|
Geoffrey Andrew Huegill (born 4 March 1979) is an Australian former butterfly swimmer who won silver in the 4 × 100 metre medley relay and bronze in the 100 metre butterfly at the 2000 Summer Olympics. He held the long course world record in the 50 metre butterfly from 2000 to 2003.
The butterfly is a swimming stroke swum on the chest, with both arms moving symmetrically, accompanied by the butterfly kick. While other styles like the breaststroke, front crawl, or backstroke can be swum adequately by beginners, the butterfly is a more difficult stroke that requires good technique as well as strong muscles. It is the newest swimming style swum in competition, first swum in 1933 and originating out of the breaststroke.
The men's 4×100 metre medley relay event at the 2000 Summer Olympics took place on 22–23 September at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre in Sydney, Australia.
The men's 100 metre butterfly event at the 2000 Summer Olympics took place on 21–22 September at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre in Sydney, Australia.
Geoff was born to an Australian father and a Thai mother in 1979.He is the uncle of Australian rugby league player Chris McQueen. In May 2014 Huegill and his wife Sara pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and were sentenced at Waverly Court to a six-month good behaviour bond.
Rugby league football is a full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field. One of the two codes of rugby, it originated in Northern England in 1895 as a split from the Rugby Football Union over the issue of payments to players. Its rules progressively changed with the aim of producing a faster, more entertaining game for spectators.
Chris McQueen is an England international rugby league footballer who plays as a second-row, lock, wing or centre for the Wests Tigers in the NRL. A Queensland State of Origin representative, he previously played for the Gold Coast Titans and the South Sydney Rabbitohs, with whom he won the 2014 NRL Premiership.
Huegill attempted to qualify for the Australian team at the 2005 and 2006 Australian championships, however, he was unsuccessful. After retiring from competitive swimming, he went on a downward spiral taking drugs, and suffering severe depression. In 2007, he met publicist Sara Hills, who Huegill credits with turning his life around. They married in 2011 and conceived their first child unexpectedly on their honeymoon. Their daughter, Mila, was born in January 2012.
On 12 November 2008, Huegill announced his comeback to competitive swimming. Having had major battles with his weight since quitting the sport following the 2004 Athens Olympics. He said he had lost more than 40 kilograms (coming from 138 kg) for his comeback and would train for the 50 and 100 butterfly with the aim of competing at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. He sparked attention of the Australian sports media by qualifying for the finals in the 50 and 100 metre butterfly at the 2009 Telstra Australian Championships (being interviewed after every swim). He built more momentum in August 2009 at the Australian Short Course Championships, capturing his first national medal in 5 years.
2010 brought enormous improvements, clocking 23.44 in the 50 metre butterfly to win the Australian title, just 0.02s off his old world record from 2001. His 100-metre butterfly was 53.09 seconds, finishing 5th. In a post-swim interview he claimed to be a lean 93 kg. At the 2010 Pan Pacs he clocked 23.27 seconds in the heats of the 50 metre butterfly but was not able to back up that form in the finals, finishing just outside the medals. His 100 butterfly was 52.21, his second-fastest time ever, faster than his bronze medal swim in Sydney almost ten years before. He picked up a bronze medal in the medley relay. At the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games he won gold medals in the 4 × 100 metre medley and the 100 metre butterfly breaking a ten-year-old personal best when winning in 51.69 seconds (Commonwealth games record). He was narrowly beaten by 0.02 of a second in the 50 metre butterfly by Kenyan Jason Dunford in a time of 23.37. Huegill swam at the 2010 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m), no medals were achieved however he did earn his name back into the record list with an Australian record the 4 × 100 metre medley relay.
The eleventh edition of the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, also known as the 2010 Mutual of Omaha Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, a long course (50 m) event, was held in Irvine, California, United States, from August 18–22.
The 10th FINA World Swimming Championships was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 15–19 December 2010. This swimming-only championships took place in the Dubai Sports Complex; all events were swum in a 25-meter (short-course) pool.
The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a numeric commercial book identifier which is intended to be unique. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.
This is a history of the progression of the World Record for the Swimming event: the 50 butterfly. It is a listing of the fastest-time-ever in the event, in both long course (50m) and short course (25m) swimming pool. These records are maintained/recognized by FINA, which oversees international competitive swimming and Aquatics.
Lisbeth "Libby" Constance Trickett, OAM, née Lisbeth Constance Lenton, is an Australian retired competition swimmer. She was a gold medallist at the 2004 Summer Olympics, the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics. She was the world record holder in the short-course (25m) 100-metre freestyle.
Petria Ann Thomas, OAM is an Australian swimmer and Olympic gold medallist and a winner of 15 national titles. She was born in Lismore, New South Wales, and grew up in the nearby town of Mullumbimby.
Leisel Marie Jones, OAM is an Australian former competition swimmer and Olympic gold medallist. A participant in the 2000 Summer Olympics – at just 15 years old – and 2004 Summer Olympics, she was part of gold-medal-winning Australian team in the women's 4×100-metre medley relay at the Athens Games in 2004 and a gold medallist for 100-metre breaststroke in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Michael George Klim, OAM is a Polish-born Australian swimmer, Olympic gold medallist, world champion, and former world record-holder.
Jessicah Lee Schipper, OAM is an Australian former competition swimmer. She trained at the Redcliffe Leagues Lawnton club in Brisbane, under veteran coach Ken Wood up until the conclusion of the 2008 Summer Olympics. Schipper then trained under the guidance of Stephan Widmer with the Commercial Swimming Club. She was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in January 2005 for her services to swimming.
Ian Lowell Crocker is an American former competition swimmer, five-time Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder. During his career, he set world records in the 50- and 100-meter butterfly and the 100-meter freestyle. He has won a total of twenty-one medals in major international competition, spanning the Olympics, the FINA World Aquatics Championships, and the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships.
Jonathan Scott Sieben, OAM is an Australian former butterfly swimmer of the 1980s, who won gold in the 200-metre butterfly at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles Olympics.
Neville Ronald Hayes is an Australian former butterfly swimmer of the 1960s, who won two silver medals at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, in the 200-metre butterfly and the 4×100-metre medley relay.
Ryan Scott Mitchell is an Australian breaststroke swimmer of the 1990s, who won a silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney as part of the 4×100-metre medley relay team. Ryan began his swimming career in Port Augusta, where the Ryan Mitchell municipal swimming center is named after him today.
Regan Dean Harrison is an Australian former breaststroke swimmer of the 1990s and 2000s, who won the silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney as part of the 4×100-metre medley relay team. He was educated at the Anglican Church Grammar School.
Francesca Jean Halsall is a retired English competitive swimmer who has represented Great Britain at the Olympics, FINA world championships, and European championships, and England at the Commonwealth Games. She competed primarily in freestyle and butterfly events.
Andrew George Lauterstein is an Australian swimmer and a three-time Olympic medalist.
Christian David Sprenger is an Australian former breaststroke swimmer. He trains at the Commercial Swimming Club under Simon Cusack.
Matthew Stephen Targett is an Australian sprint freestyle and butterfly swimmer and model.
Adriana Radley is a retired Australian swimmer specialising in the backstroke events. He is best known for winning the bronze medal in the men's 100 m backstroke and the men's 4 × 100 m medley relay at the 1997 FINA Short Course World Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden. In this medley relay was Anderson Radley, Philip Rogers, Geoff Huegill and Michael Klim. It was the first time the Australians had set a world record in over 30 years, beating the US team to Silver.
Alicia Jayne Coutts, is an Australian competitive medley, butterfly and freestyle swimmer. She represented Australia at the 2008 Summer Olympics, 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2010 Commonwealth Games. She was a Swimming Australia National Training Centre scholarship holder and was coached by John Fowlie. Her haul of five medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics matches Ian Thorpe and Shane Gould in one single Olympics.
Kenneth King Him To was a Hong Kong Australian swimmer who practised individual medley, freestyle, butterfly and breaststroke. He won 6 medals at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, was the male overall winner of the 2012 FINA Swimming World Cup and was a World Championships silver medallist. He was the holder of 16 Hong Kong national swimming records.
James Magnussen is an Australian swimmer and Olympic medallist. He was the 2011 and 2013 100-metre freestyle world champion, and holds the fifth fastest swim in history in the 100-metre freestyle, with a time of 47.10, which until 2016 also stood as the fastest swim in textile swimwear material.
Thomas Stachewicz is a former freestyle and backstroke swimmer, who represented Australia at three Summer Olympics.
James Guy is an English competitive swimmer who has represented Great Britain in the Olympic Games, the FINA World Championships and the LEN European championships, and England in the Commonwealth Games. Guy specialises in the 200- and 400-metre freestyle, and the 100-metre butterfly. He won two World Championship gold medals in the 200-metre freestyle and 4×200-metre freestyle relay event at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships. In 2016, he won silver in the 4x200m freestyle relay and the 4x100m medley relay at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
| Cleo Bachelor of the Year|
| Succeeded by|
| Men's 50 metre butterfly|
world record holder
14 May 2000 – 2 July 2003
| Succeeded by|
| Men's 50 metre butterfly (25m)|
world record holder
18 December 2001 – 10 October 2004
| Succeeded by|