Zac Reid is a middle distance swimmer hailing from New Plymouth, New Zealand. Reid is a New Zealand Olympian - Tokyo 2020 marking Zac's first appearance at the Olympic Games.
Date of Birth
January 28th, 2000
Zac Reid, New Zealand Olympian #1483, is a staple in New Zealand distance swimming. He currently swims out of Neptune Swim Club in Dunedin under Lars Humer.
Reid's distance swimming skills were on full display at the Olympic trials in December 2020, where he qualified for the Men's 800m Freestyle and set a new New Zealand record in the process. He finished 18th out of 34 swimmers in the event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Reid also competed in the 400m Freestyle at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, finishing 23rd.
Reid has also competed internationally in the 400m and 800m Freestyle events. He won a silver medal in the Men's 400m Freestyle at the FINA World Cup in Tokyo in 2019. He also competed in the 400m and 800m Freestyle events at the 2019 FINA World Championships.
In addition to his accomplishments in swimming, Reid is also a member of the Junior Black Fins (Fitzroy) surf lifesaving team. He has competed internationally at the Lifesaving World Championships in Adelaide in 2018. At the event, he helped bring in nine medals for his team, including six gold.
Reid recently comeback to the sport after being sidelined after the Olympic Games due to injury. Reid showcased his commitment to the sport by overcoming this injury to qualify for the 2023 World Aquatic Championships in Fukuoka, Japan.
2019 • Gwangju, South Korea
Multiple Individual New Zealand Records
2021 • Tokyo, Japan