Thomas Fraser-Holmes

At the 2012 Olympic Trials in Adelaide, Thomas Fraser-Holmes won the 400m Individual Medley in impressive fashion. On the first night of competition he smashed Justin Norris' eight year Australian record by over three seconds (4:11.81). Two nights later he defended his 200m freestyle title from 2011 and swam a personal best time (1:46.88).

Making his Olympic debut at the London 2012 Games, Fraser-Holmes finished seventh in the finals of both the 400m individual medley and 200m freestyle. He was also fifth as a part of the Australian 4 x 200m freestyle team that missed out on the medal dais by 0.7secs.

Four years later Fraser-Holmes qualified for his Games and was the first swimmer to book a spot on the 2016 Australian Olympic Team when he claimed his seventh straight national 400m individual medley title (4:11.09) on the first night of 2015 Nationals. In a performance which brought down the house at the trials, Fraser-Holmes went on to secure a spot in the men’s 200m freestyle with a thrilling dead heat for gold with fellow Rio teammate Cam McEvoy in 1:45.63.

The Newcastle-born swimmer joined David McKeon, Dan Smith and Mack Horton in the 4x200m freestyle final where the team just missed out on a podium position. 

After finishing fifth in their heat, the quartet put in a gutsy effort in the final. Not leaving anything to chance, Fraser-Holmes took it out fast and led for the majority of the first leg, managing to split a 1:45.81. Horton anchored the team home and split a sizzling 1:45.37, touching an agonising 0.68 outside the medal positions in fourth with a total time of 7:04.18.

In his individual events, Fraser-Holmes finished sixth in both his semi-final of the 200m freestyle and the 400m individual medley final. 

Olympic Results

2016 Rio

200m Freestyle - Men
Heats 1:46.49 Q 4
Semifinals 1:46.24 6
Final Placing 9 / 48
200m Individual Medley - Men
Heats DNS
Final Placing /
400m Individual Medley - Men
Heats 4:12.51 Q 3
Final 4:11.90 6
Final Placing 6 / 26
4 x 200m Freestyle Relay - Men
Heats SMITH D; HORTON, M; HANSFORD, J; FRASER- HOLMES, T 7:07.98 Q 5
Final FRASER-HOLMES, T; McKEON D; SMITH, D; HORTON, M 7:04.18 4
Final Placing 4 / 16

2012 London

200m Freestyle - Men
Final 1:46.93 7
Heat 6 1:47.50 Q 5
Semifinal 2 1:46.80 Q 4
Final Placing 7 / 40
400m Individual Medley - Men
Heat 5 4:12.66 Q 3
Final 4:13.49 7
Final Placing 7 / 37
4 x 200m Freestyle Relay - Men
Final FRASER-HOLMES, T; MONK, K; MCKENDRY, N; NAPOLEON; R 7:07.00 5
Heat 2 MCKEON, D; MCEVOY, C; MCKENDRY, N; NAPOLEON; R 7:10.50 Q 2
Final Placing 5 / 16