Tristan Hollard | Australian Olympic Committee
 

Tristan's Story

Fast Facts

Sport: Swimming
Event: 200m backstroke
Olympic History: Olympic debutant
Highlights: 2019 World Cup silver medal in 200m backstroke
Club: Southport Olympic Swim Club
Year Born: 1996
State Born: NSW

About Tristan

Growing up in a very competitive family, Tristan Hollard has been swimming since before he can remember. The 24-year old currently trains under Glenn Baker at the Southport Olympic swim club and specialises in the backstroke events. 

Breaking onto the international swim scene in 2019, Tristan won a bronze medal in the 100m backstroke and silver in the 200m backstroke at the FINA World Cup in Singapore. 

At the 2021 Australian Swimming Championships, Tristan claimed his first national titles in both the 100m and 200m backstroke events. Touching the wall in a spectacular 54.83 seconds in the 100m and 1:56.40 in the 200m. 

Tristan proved he is one to watch at the 2021 Olympic Trials, leaving nothing in the tank in the 200m backstroke final. He pushed to the wall in a time of 1:56.44, qualifying himself a spot on the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Team. 

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