Chad le Clos - Olympic gold medallist and world record holder

Chad Guy Bertrand le Clos was born in Durban on 12 April 1992. His father is Mauritian, and his mother an Afrikaner. He attended Westville Boys' High School, where he was coached by Graham Hill (above), and swam for the Seagull's SC. He matriculating in 2010. 

Chad le Clos has been the most successful Olympian in South African history, with one gold and three silver medals won in 2012, and 2016.  He has won a total of 31 international medals by August 2018.

In 2017 Chad broke with coach Graham Hill, and moved to Cape Town, where he is creating a swimming school at HoĆ«rskool Jan van Riebeeck. 

He is an Olympic and Commonwealth Games champion as well as the Commonwealth record holder in the 50 and 100 meter butterfly. He won gold in the 200 meter butterfly and silver in the 100 meter butterfly in the 2012 Olympics in London.

At the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016 he won silver in the 200m freestyle and 100m butterfly.

Chad has won numerous other medals at the Commonwealth Games, FINA World Championships and All Africa Games. In July 2019 he won two bronze medals at the FINA LC Chamionships in South Korea.

Chad le Clos, seen here in 2010, was a pupil at Westville High School, which boasts an impressive aquatic centre, used by coach Graham Hill. 

Chad le Clos at the Hoƫrskool Jan van Riebeeck

Chad le Clos with his family - parents Bert and Geraldine, brothers Jordan and Justin and sister Bianca.

Watch the video below to see more about the 2012 gold medal and life at home. There are many more videos of Chad on YouTube.