Chad le Clos Biography

Chad le Clos

Quick Facts About Chad le Clos

Celebrated Name Chad le Clos
Age 29 Years
Nick Name Chad le Clos
Birth Name Chad Guy Bertrand le Clos
Birth Date 1992-04-12
Gender Male
Profession Swimmer
Nationality South African
Birth Nation South Africa
Place Of Birth Durban, South African
Horoscope Aries
Ethnicity African
Religion Christianity
School Westville Boys’ High School
Father Bert le Clos
Mother Geraldine le Clos
Brothers Jordan Le Clos and Justin le Clos
Sisters Bianca Matos
Marital Status Dating
Girl Friend Jeanni Mulder
Height 6 ft. 2 inches
Weight 84kg
Body Type Alethic
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Swimming Career
Net Worth $1 Million-$5 Million
Current Club Energy Standard
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Chad Guy Bertrand le Clos is a South African competitive swimmer who is an Olympic, World, and Commonwealth Games champion. He began his competitive swimming career at the age of 10 and by the age of 14, he made his way into South Africa’s senior national team. At the age of 18, he held two senior South African records, Commonwealth Junior and Senior records and he also competed at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, where he won five medals. He has won the Overall Swimming World Cup four times: 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2017. In 2018, he claimed three gold medals in the 50m, 100m, and 200m butterfly events at the Commonwealth Games. With another win in the 200m butterfly, he made history by becoming the first man to win three consecutive 200m butterfly Commonwealth titles. He was named SwimSwam’s 2014 Swammy Award-winner for Male Swimmer of the Year. He currently represents Energy Standard in the International Swimming League.

Chad le Clos mother

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What is Chad le Clos Famous For?

  • Being a competitive swimmer who is an Olympic, World, and Commonwealth Games champion.
  • Being the first man to win three consecutive 200m butterfly Commonwealth titles.

Where is Chad le Clos From?

Chad Guy Bertrand le Clos was born on 12 April 1992. His birthplace is Durban, South Africa. He was born to his father, Bert le Clos, and his mother, Geraldine le Clos where he grew up with his three siblings, Jordan Le Clos, Justin le Clos, and Bianca Matos. He attended Westville Boys’ High School in Durban, South Africa, matriculating in 2010. He holds South African nationality. He belongs to the African ethnicity. His religion is Christianity. His horoscope sign is Aries.

Chad le Clos father

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Chad le Clos Career

  • He began his competitive swimming career at the age of 10 and by the age of 14, he made his way into South Africa’s senior national team.
  • At the age of 18, he held two senior South African records, Commonwealth Junior and Senior records and he also competed at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, where he won five medals. He also won another five medals (2 gold, 1 silver, and 2 bronze medals) at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.
  • At the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai, he finished fifth in the 200m butterfly, 13th in the 100m butterfly, and 10th in the 4x100 m medley relay with his teammates.
  • At the 2012 FINA World Short Course Championships in Dubai, he won the gold medal in the 200-meter butterfly, while he was still at school.
  • At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, he finished fifth in the 400m individual medley. On the 4th day, he won the gold medal in the 200-meter butterfly in one minute 52.96 seconds, edging out the 2004 and 2008 Olympic champion Michael Phelps, by 0.05 seconds. On the seventh day of the Olympics, he won the silver medal in the 100-meter butterfly, in a time of 51, 44 seconds.

Chad le Clos London Olympics

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  • At the 2013 FINA World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona (ESP), he built on his Olympic breakthrough by completing a 100m/200m butterfly double and winning a second Swimming World Cup title that same year.
  • In 2014, he had one of his best years ever where he won 4 golds at a well-attended World Short Course Swimming Championships, winning the 50 butterfly, 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly, and 200 freestyle. That year, he was also named the FINA Swimmer of the Year.
  • At the 2015 World Championships, he retained his 100m butterfly and was pipped to silver in the 200m. 
  • In 2016, he became South Africa’s most decorated Olympian, winning two silver medals at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the 200m freestyle and 100m butterfly. He then went to win three gold medals at the FINA World Champions (SC) in Windsor in December 2016.
  • At the 2017 World Aquatic Swimming Championships, he completed the competitions in Budapest in July, winning gold in the 200m butterfly. In 2017, he was honored as Best Male Athlete of the Year at the ANOC (Association of National Olympic Committees) Awards in November, just before winning the FINA Swimming World Cup Series for the fourth time.
  • In 2018, he claimed three gold medals in the 50m, 100m, and 200m butterfly events at the Commonwealth Games. He also placed second in the 100m freestyle and third, along with teammates Cameron van der Burgh, Calvyn Justus, and Brad Tandy, in the 4x100 medley relay. With another win in the 200m butterfly, he made history by becoming the first man to win three consecutive 200m butterfly Commonwealth titles.
  • There was more success for him towards the end of 2018 in the FINA World Championships (Short Course) with 4 medals including gold in the 100m butterfly. He was named South Africa Sportsman of the Year and also FINA Male Swimmer of the Year for the second time. At the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, he gained two bronze medals in the 100m and 200m butterfly events against tough international competition.

Chad le Clos Commonwealth Games

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  • In 2019, he take part in the FINA World Camps in South Korea earning two bronze medals and was named “Swimmer of the Championship” despite a niggling groin injury. Towards the end of the year, he took part in the inaugural International Swimming League (ISL) as co-captain of Team Energy Standard with Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom. The team won the overall title in Las Vegas, Nevada, in December. He won the MVP title at the London stop on the inaugural tour amassing 44.5 points. He won the 100m / 200m Butterfly double three times over the season (Indianapolis, Naples, and London), in Indianapolis he also won the 100m Freestyle. Over the season he had the fourth-most points (190.5) of any swimmer behind Emma Mckeon, Caeleb, and overall MVP (and teammate), Sarah Sjostrom.
  • The world Changed in 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic saw him return to South Africa and go in lockdown. With the Tokyo Olympics postponed, he was fortunate enough to be able to take part in the ISL 2020 series in Budapest in a biosecure bubble over 6 week period towards the end of the year. After some great racing, Energy Standard was pipped to the title by the Cali Condors. 

Chad le Clos Girlfriend

Chad le Clos is not married. However, the South African is not single. He is reportedly dating a beautiful girl, Jeanni Mulder. He had shared a couple of pictures with her on his social media accounts where they seemed to be happy with each other. Any updates on his love life will be updated here.

Chad le Clos wife

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Chad le Clos Height and Weight

Chad le Clos stands at a height of 1.89m i.e. 6 feet and 2 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 84kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color and hair color are brown. His sexual orientation is straight.

Chad le Clos Net Worth and Salary

Chad le Clos earns from his professional career as a swimmer. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. As of 2021, his estimated net worth is around $1 million-$5 million. 

Did You Know?

  • He began his competitive swimming career at the age of 10 and by the age of 14, he made his way into South Africa’s senior national team.
  • At the age of 18, he held two senior South African records, Commonwealth Junior and Senior records and he also competed at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, where he won five medals.
  • He has won the Overall Swimming World Cup four times: 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2017.
  • In 2018, he claimed three gold medals in the 50m, 100m, and 200m butterfly events at the Commonwealth Games. With another win in the 200m butterfly, he made history by becoming the first man to win three consecutive 200m butterfly Commonwealth titles.
  • He was named SwimSwam’s 2014 Swammy Award-winner for Male Swimmer of the Year.