Kyle Chalmers Smiles From Hospital Bed After Latest Surgery

Australian Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers has undergone surgery now less than 250 days away from the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games.

“Rehab starts now. Bring on Tokyo 2020ne,” read the freestyle ace’s Instagram post dated Wednesday, November 25th, while the 22-year-old smiles from a hospital bed.

When would-be London Roar team member Chalmers withdrew from season 2 of the International Swimming League, the Marion swimmer cited an unspecified injury as his reason for bowing out of the season. That was in contrast to the great majority of Aussies having pulled out of ISL season 2 due to travel restrictions.

“Unfortunately due to injury, I will be unable to compete at @iswimleague season 2. Devastated, but all part of the process. I wish my teammates all the best. GO @isl_londonroar !!!,” read Chalmers’ social media post in September.

The picture below indicates a shoulder-related issue, with Chalmers confirming to SwimSwam today, “Clean out to ease the pain. I’ll be back really quickly.”

Chalmers is no stranger to undergoing medical procedures, as the 2016 Olympic champion in the men’s 100m freestyle has undergone 3 separate surgeries since 2016 to address his condition called Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT). You can read more about those here.


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1 month ago

Dang man this kid seems cursed. If he’s not ready to go we’re gonna miss out on the most hyped 1v1 matchup

Mr Piano
Reply to  Pvdh
1 month ago

My heart sank when I read this. I wish him the best, but shoulder injuries and surgeries seem to be the bane of so many great and talented swimmers. Kyle deserves to swim a 46.

Reply to  Pvdh
1 month ago

Even more so than the hyped 1v1, Chalmers will (probably) be part of the intense 4v4 in the 800 free relay. I think that will be an exciting show down and a peak Chalmers should be a part of it.

1 month ago

Oof. I hate to see this. Wishing him a full and speedy recovery

1 month ago

Oof sounds rough. 3 heart surgeries…

Hoping to see him rock Tokyo!

Reply to  Joe
1 month ago

I think this was a shoulder injury. But I´m not sure, anyway, so much bad luck for such a talented old man

Reply to  mclovin96
1 month ago

He had 3 heart surgeries ( which was why he didn’t compete in the 2017 worlds and was only 48.0 in 2018) before and now a shoulder injury.

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