Omega’s South African ambassador and Olympic gold medallist, Chad Le Clos has been named Male Swimmer of the Year. The award was presented to the swimmer by the International Swimming Federation (Fina) on Monday.
At 22 years old, Le Clos is the first South African to receive the award and follows the likes of American swimmers, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte – who has won it three times.
Chad Le Clos joined Omega’s family of brand ambassadors in 2011 after making a strong impression on Omega at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in 2010 after collecting five medals. Chad is in good company at Omega and looks pretty fly with the Omega Co-Axial 42mm Planet Ocean secured to his wrist.