Flynn Southam (swimming) made his Commonwealth Games debut in Birmingham as the youngest member of the able-bodied swim team where he won relay gold in the 4x100m and 4x200m freestyle as well as for a heat swim in the mixed 4x100m freestyle.
The exciting youngster announced himself as one to watch when he broke Kyle Chalmers’ 15 years age-group national record at the 2020 Queensland championships, took down Cameron McEvoy’s mark at the 2021 Queensland championships then broke Chalmers’ 16 years age record at the 2022 Australian Age Championships in April.
Flynn joined the junior squad at Bond University when he was 10 where he now trains under Kyle Samuelson and Chris Mooney.
Southam completed his final year of high school at Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School at Tweed Heads in 2022 and although he broke his arm twice in the same place playing basketball at school in 2020, he still counts Kobe Bryant as one of his idols. He loves music – listening to over 100,000 minutes on Spotify in 2021 – and wants to become a psychologist after his swimming career ends.
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