Kenrick Monk Swimmer

Kenrick John Monk (born 1 January 1988 in Blacktown) is an Australian swimmer who competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, as well as at an international level through the World and Pan-Pacific Championships and the Commonwealth Games. Outside of the pool, Monk gained attention in 2011 after he falsely claimed to have been involved in a deliberate hit-and-run accident. Born in 1988 in Blacktown, New South Wales, Monk attended Quakers Hill High School. He started swimming at the age of four while in Blacktown, and at 14 he started training with coach Tony Shaw, who also trained Grant Brits. Monk competed in his first Commonwealth Games in 2006, after being asked to fill in for Ian Thorpe. He finished seventh in the 100m freestyle event, and ninth in the 200m. As a member of the Australian men's relay team, he won gold in the 4x100m medley (as a heat swimmer) and bronze in the 4x200m freestyle. Later that year he competed in the 2006 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, finishing sixth in the 200m freestyle, and taking the bronze medal in the 4x100m and 4x200m men's freestyle relay events.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 1st, 1988
Places lived
Blacktown , Australia


1. Quakers Hill High School School

Quakers Hill High School is a school in the Quakers Hill/Parklea area in New South Wales, Australia. The school was built in the year 1993.

70 Lalor Road, New South Wales
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