Kilian Carrel




Noosa Swimming Club, Noosa Surf Club


Open Water, 1500 Free, Surf Race

Kilian Carrel

How do you stay motivated and push yourself in training?

My training squad pushes me to always give 100%. We motivate each other, keep each other accountable and are all very competitive.

Many athletes have pre-game rituals that help them get into the zone. What are some of your personal pre-game rituals or routines that you believe help you get in the zone before hitting the beach or pool?

I love to do a small yoga session the morning of my race to stretch out and limber up. Before the race I like to warm up nice and early and assess my competition and conditions.

Reflecting on your career so far, what would you consider as the most memorable or defining moment?

Winning Australian Champions in the 4x1500m open mixed relay at the 2024 Australian OWS Championships is my most memorable moment because winning the Title as a team, having trained so hard all year long was amazing.

Are there any specific achievements or milestones that you are particularly proud of and that you feel have significantly impacted your journey as an athlete?

Winning Australian Champion for the U19 10km marathon swim at the 2022 Australian OWS Championships significantly impacted my journey as it led to me being selected to compete at two World Cup legs in France and Israel.

Beyond your athletic pursuits, do you have any hobbies or passions that might surprise people?

As well as swimming, I have a podcast with my younger brother where we have weekly funny discussions about whatever comes to mind. Love a bit of gaming, reading and eating heaps of food.

How do you balance your intense training and competition schedule with personal interests outside of your sport?

My main priority is to complete all my sessions to the highest level I possibly can. Around these sessions I usually allow time for work, recovery and then I can spend time doing other things with the time left over.

What are your top 3 ENGINE products (either for racing or training)?

Bullet racing suit, Bullet Googles and the Iron Jammer III are my go to. Can't go wrong with that trio.

Kilian Carrel Wear

Bullet Goggle - Clear
$55.00 AUD
Iron Jammer 3 - 2XS
$195.00 AUD
Wingskin Bullet Jammer Male - M18
$350.00 AUD