2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games: Corey Main

  • 21/03/2018
Corey Main
Backstroker Corey Main. Photo credit: Photosport

Born: February 7, 1995
Height: 1.88m
Age: 23
Club: Howick Pakuranga
Coach: Gregg Tony, Jana Korbasova
Personal bests: 50m freestyle 22.77s, 100m freestyle 49.72s, 200m freestyle 1m 49.58s, 100m backstroke 53.76s, 200m backstrome 1m 57.51s
Social links: @coreyymain (Twitter) @coreyymain (Instagram)

Auckland's Corey Main has consistently been one of New Zealand's best performers in the pool.

He burst on the scene at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth games in the Isle of Man, claiming four gold medals and a bronze in a performance that grabbed the attention of the swimming world.

Main followed that up with strong showing at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and the Pan Pacific Championships in 2014, before qualifying for the Rio Olympics two years later, where he advanced as far as the semi-final stage of both the 100m and 200m backstroke.

At the 2017 FINA World Championships, he set two personal bests to qualify for the finals of the 100m backstroke, ultimately finishing eighth.

Main recently graduated from the University of Florida where he flourished for the 'Gators' under coach Gregg Tony, accumulating 16 All-American honours and earning a place on the All-SEC team in his final season.

The 23-year-old hopes to the next level on the Gold Coast and add yet another chapter to New Zealand's storied swimming history at the Commonwealth Games.