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Geoff Huegill

Geoff Huegill is an Australian former butterfly swimmer and dual Olympian. Geoff Huegill won seventy-two international medals, including two medals in the Olympics and six world champion titles.

Early Life

Huegill was born on 4 March 1979 in Nhulunbuy, Gove Peninsula in the Northern Territory, Australia as Geoffrey Andrew Huegill. His mother’s name is Kanthong Jum Summarta from Chaiyaphum, Thailand while his father is Ronald Huegill and was a miner.

Moreover, he grew up in Mackay with his older brother, Graeme. Later, he started to live with his coach permanently after his father’s death due to a heart attack.

Education

The talented swimmer attended Southern Cross Catholic College in Scarborough, Queensland. Furthermore, he was awarded an honorary master’s degree in sports science with high-class honors from Central Queensland University in July 2013. At the age of 11, he joined coach Ken Wood’s squad on invitation.

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Caption: Geoff Huegill with his mother. Source: Instagram.

Career

Geoff is a former swimmer and dual Olympian. He won 72 international medals which include two medals in the Olympics and six world champion titles, throughout his career. Moreover, the talented swimmer held eight world records, including 50 50-meter butterfly.

Therefore, he has been known as technically the best butterflier. During the early 2000s, he was the dominant butterfly champion. Affectionately recognized as ‘Skippy’, he is the nation’s favorite comeback kid. In 2008, he came out of retirement and shed 45 kilograms of weight to fight his way back to competition.

Later, he was declared a national hero when he won gold at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games in the 100-metre butterfly. Furthermore, he won the race in 51.69 seconds and broke the Commonwealth Games record and this was his own ten-year-old personal best time. Finally, he was voted Australian Sports Performer of the Year in 2010.

Besides swimming, he is also involved in the entertainment industry. However, he made a guest appearance in season one of Australia’s Next Top Model. Then, he was announced as a part of the celebrity cast for 2022 SAS Australia, Season 3 in October 2021.

After receiving the most votes from readers, he was crowned Cleo’s Bachelor of the Year in 2003.  Furthermore, he traveled to Vietnam to record a TV documentary for AusAID. The famous swimmer was a regular guest presenter on ABC Radio’s Grandstand Active Show covering sporting issues of the day, overnight scores, and live crosses to sport.

Geoff Huegill

Caption: Geoff Huegill swimming. Source: Instagram.

Geoff Huegill – Brand Endorsements

During his swimming career, Geoff became a Commonwealth Bank ambassador. Then, in 2011, he was named the Australian face of the men’s skincare range Biotherm Homme for the French brand’s Aquapower skincare line.

Throughout his career, the swimmer has worked with numerous brands through sponsorship and ambassador partnerships. Some of them are Swisse, Foxtel, Red Bull, Speedo, Subaru, Fitness First, Gatorade, Audi, Biotherm, Telstra, Thai Airways, SleepMaker, Australian Grapes, and Bartercard.

Relationship Status

Huegill married Sara Hills in the year 2011. They welcomed their first daughter in 2012 and their second daughter was born in 2014.

Therefore, their names are Gigi and Milla. Unfortunately, after separating earlier in 2018, he announced their divorce in December of the same year, and the couple decided to move on separately. Then, he started dating an Australian lawyer, technology executive, and investor and her name is Roxan Toll.

Her family founded the eponymous Toll Group which is one of Australia’s oldest companies and Asia-Pacific’s largest transport and logistics provider. Later, the duo welcomed their first baby boy in 2021.

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Caption: Geoff Huegill with his children. Source: Instagram.

Body Measurements

Being an olympian, he has a very attractive and muscular body figure. However, he stands 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs around 105 kilograms. Moreover, he has black colored hair and a pair of dark brown eyes. Unfortunately, Huegill has not shared the information about his body stats till now.

Social Media

Geoff is available on some social media accounts like Instagram and Twitter. The swimming champion uses an Instagram account with the username @geoffhuegill and has more than 9.6k followers. Moreover, he also has garnered 11.3k followers on his @geoffhuegill Twitter account.

Geoff Huegill – Net Worth 2024

Being an international swimmer, he has participated in many competitions and has also been able to win numerous titles. Therefore, Geoff has an estimated net worth of around $1 million as per various sources. The talented swimmer earned a huge amount of wealth from his professional career.