“Time is everything to me, I am chasing personal best times in training and racing every time I enter the pool, my days and my life all revolve around time” – Kyle Chalmers… Here we speak with Olympic Swimmer and TAG Heuer Brand Ambassador, Kyle Chalmers about his relationship with time.
Why did you decide to become a brand ambassador for TAG Heuer?
I love the brand, the watches I wear with pride everywhere I go, I feel I have a watch for every occasion from training through to a formal event. I have always wanted to partner with a huge international brand like TAG Heuer, it means so much to me to be a part of the TAG Heuer family.
What do you look for in a watch?
Something that is going to make me stand out and make people stop and ask questions.
What are your thoughts on the new Aquaracers unveiled earlier this year? Any favourites?
Amazing, the Aquaracer was the first TAG Heuer watch I owned so I feel a very strong connection to the Aquaracer and am a proud owner of the watch.
‘Beyond the Edge’ – how do you resonate with this
Sometimes you have to go beyond the edge to get the best out of yourself, that might be doing that extra rep, that extra 50m, that extra minute of a session.
One Silver and Two Bronze… That is truly something. What was your biggest takeaway from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?
That after all the setbacks and injuries I have endured over the past three years I am still able to stand up and perform personal best times on the biggest stage. I am so excited for what the future holds, I am more motivated than ever to succeed and win that gold medal again in Paris 2024.
What’s next for Kyle Chalmers?
Commonwealth Games next year, then World championships in 2023, then it will be all systems go in the lead up to Paris 2024, I know I have a lot more to give and I’m only just getting started.