Further Personal Information
||Perth, WA, AUS
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He began swimming at age two at his grandparents' farm in Pinjarra, WA, Australia. He started swimming competitively at age eight.
|Why this sport?
||His sisters were already swimming so he decided to follow them into the sport.
||Tomato, Tommy (swimming.org.au, 16 Jun 2010; london2012.olympics.com.au, 28 Feb 2012)
||Playing the guitar, listening to music, playing video games. (digitaljournal.com, 18 Jan 2018)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Winning the Western Australia Swimmer of the Year award in 2014. (digitaljournal.com, 18 Jan 2018)
|Most influential person in career
||His parents. (digitaljournal.com, 18 Jan 2018)
|Hero / Idol
||Russian swimmer Alexander Popov. (swimming.org.au, 16 Jun 2010)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Apart from the feeling of being in the water, I love the challenge it provides. Swimming is ultimately an individual sport, your result is dictated by how well you can perform on the day. You are in complete control of your performances and the responsibility is all on you. I love that success in the pool really comes down to being better than your previous best and that you constantly strive to be better than you were." (digitaljournal.com, 18 Jan 2018)
|Awards and honours
||He was named Western Australia Swimmer of the Year in 2014. (digitaljournal.com, 18 Jan 2018)
||He has competed in open water swimming and surf lifesaving at regional events in Australia. (communitynews.com.au, 18 Mar 2019; mybeach.com.au, 16 Feb 2020)
||His great-grandfather Ross McLarty served as the 17th premier of Western Australia from 1947 to 1953. (olympics.org.au, 23 Mar 2012)
He studied medical science at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, QLD, Australia. In 2017 he began studying to become a doctor of medicine [MD] at the University of Notre Dame Australia. He completed his medical studies in October 2020. (LinkedIn profile, 01 May 2021; Facebook profile, 18 Oct 2020)
He has served as a director on the board of Swimming Western Australia and as a member of its high performance committee. He has also offered high-performance coaching through swimming clinics at pools in Australia. (Instagram profile, 18 Oct 2020; iyarn.com, 10 Jun 2020)