Grant Irvine

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Grant Irvine is an Australian butterfly specialist and 2016 Olympian. The Brisbane native trains under Micheal Bohl at St Peters Western.

International Career

Irvine made his senior international debut at the 2012 World Short Course Championships where he won a bronze medal as a member of the Australian 4×100 meter medley relay.

2013 World Championships

Having missed out on Olympic qualification the year earlier, Irvine qualified for his first long course World Championships after posting the fastest 200 meter butterfly time of the year at the Australian Trials. His time of 1:55.32 was the second fast time ever posted by an Australian in the event.

In Barcelona he finished 14th in the 200 meter butterfly final in 1:56.95.

2014 Commonwealth Games

Irvine won his first individual international medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. He claimed the silver medal in the 200 meter butterfly in 1:56.34 behind South Africa’s Chad le Clos.

2015 World Championships

In Kazan, Irvine finished 15th in the semi-final of the 200 meter butterfly just ahead of his countrymate David Morgan in 1:57.94.

2016 Olympic Games

In his Olympic debut, Irvine made the semi-final in both butterfly events. His best finish came in the 200 meter butterfly where he just missed a place in the final after finishing 9th in 1:56.07. He swam a faster time in his heat swim, posting a 1:55.64. In the 100 meter butterfly Irvine finished 13th overall in 51.87.

2017 World Championships

Irvine made his first World Championship final in Budapest after sneaking into the 100 meter butterfly final in 8th place. In the final he managed to move up one spot to finish 7th in 51.00. He also swam the 200 meter butterfly at the meet, reaching the semi-final where he finished 12th in 1:56.33.

2018 Pan Pacific Championships

On day 3 of the pan pacific championships, Irvine swam the 100 fly, finishing 4th in the final heat (51.65) just outside of medaling. On day 4, he capped his pan pacs by helping the Aussie men secure bronze in the 4×100 medley relay, splitting 51.40 on the fly leg.

International Medals

Place Event Year Meet
Bronze 400 Medley Relay 2018 Pan Pacific Championships
Silver 200 Fly 2014 Commonwealth Games
Bronze 400 Medley Relay 2012 Short Course World Championships

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
lcm 100 Fly 51.00 07/29/17 2017 World Championships
Budapest, Hungary
lcm 200 Fly 1:55.32 04/29/13 2013 Australian World Championship Trials
Sydney, Australia
Grant Irvine 2017 World Championships Budapest, Hungary (photo: Mike Lewis) 2017 Australian National Championships, Delly Carr / Swimming Australia Ltd Grant Irvine (photo: Mike Lewis) Grant Irvine prelims 200 fly Santa Clara Pro Swim (photo: Mike Lewis) Australia's Grant Irvine in the prelims of the 100 fly at the Arena Pro Swim Series stop in Santa Clara (photo: Mike Lewis) Grant Irvine prelims 200 fly Santa Clara Pro Swim (photo: Mike Lewis) Grant Irvine prelims 200 fly Santa Clara Pro Swim (photo: Mike Lewis)