Just days after her coach, David Lush of Brisbane Grammar, was named ‘Coach of the Year’, Olympic gold medalist Brittany Elmslie makes the move to a new swim club. Having competed under ‘Lushy’s’ banner for most of her career, Elmslie is now joining Marion Swim Club in South Australia, home of 2016 Olympic champion in the 100m freestyle, Kyle Chalmers.
And Elmslie is not making the move alone, as it has been revealed 23-year-old Madi Wilson will also be relocating from Bond to Marion, although for perhaps more personal reasons. She and Chalmers have been interstate dating for some time. For Wilson, this makes her 2nd move in as many years, as she had only been at Bond since 2017 when she made the move from St. Peters Western.
Wilson and Elsmlie both made Australia’s 2016 Olympic team, with Elsmlie racing her way to a relay gold on the 4x100m freestyle in then-world record-setting time, while also snagging silver on the medley relay. Wilson finished 8th individually in the 100m backstroke in Rio and has since been shifting her focus to freestyle.
After lackluster performances at the 2018 Australian Championships that left both women off their nation’s Commonwealth Games roster, Wilson and Elmslie are each looking for career reboots under Coach Peter Bishop.