Olympic History: Tokyo 2020 (bronze)
Club: Rackley Swim Club
Year Born: 2004
State Born: QLD
Isaac Cooper began his journey in swimming at the Fairymead Swimming Club, under coaches Paul Simms and Scott Hamlet. Today, the 17-year-old trains out of the Rackley Swim Club in Brisbane.
At the 2020 Queensland Short Course Championships, Isaac won his age category in the 50m backstroke in an impressive 24.37 seconds. Not only was this Isaacs PB time in the 50m backstroke, but also set a new Queensland Age Record, Queensland All Comers Record and Australian Age Record.
At the 2021 UniSport National Swimming Championships, Isaac won the 50m men's backstroke posting a time of 24.69. His time is the third fastest all-time Australian 50m men's backstroke, sitting just behind national record holder Ben Treffers and Mitch Larkin.
He went on to compete at the 2021 Australian Olympic Trials, where he earned himself a spot on the Australian Olympic Team for Tokyo 2021.
In Tokyo, after he had placed 17th in his individual 100m backstroke swim, he grabbed a bronze as a member of the 4x100m mixed medley relay team. Then, at the Budapest world championships the following year, he went one better, winning silver in the mixed medley relay team.