Dual Olympian Max Metzker was an exceptional freestyle distance swimmer for Australia. He first represented Australia at the Games in 1976, placing sixth in the 1500m freestyle as well as competing in the 400m freestyle. Four years later in Moscow, Metzker became an Olympic medallist when he won bronze in the 1500m freestyle. He also reached the finals of the 400m freestyle and 4x200m freestyle. His bronze would be Australia’s last medal in the 1500m freestyle, one of our nation’s favourite Olympic events, until Kieren Perkin’s world-record breaking win in 1992.