- Birthday25th May, 88
- Birth PlaceSouth Africa
- Marital statusSingle
- Throughout my whole swimming career, I've never been disqualified once. I've never been warned once.
- I woke up on the plane this morning and was turning on my phone and I had to put my pin number in. That's when I realized that since the age of 10 I've been using 2012 as my pin number. But now that I've won gold in the 2012 Olympics, I've achieved that goal and, for the first time in 14 years, I'll have to change my pin.
- I'm trying to focus on the 100 and 200 breaststroke now. There's no point concentrating on the 50 when it's not in the Olympics. I'm not going to quit the 50 but it's not my priority any more. I'll do it but as part of my bid for gold at the other distances.
- I cannot control what goes on in another lane and this is how I focus on the Games. There is no point in being nervous of other swimmers. It's just about focusing on yourself and what you need to do in order to perform at your best.
Did you know?
- He is Africas first home-trained world record holder and individual male Olympic Champion.
- He has represented South Africa at the 2008 Summer Olympics and at the 2012 Summer Olympics where he won the gold medal at the 100-meter breaststroke in a new world record.
- He has won the FINA overall World Cup twice.
- He won the 50m breaststroke at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in a time of 27.18 seconds in a new games record and the 100m world title at the 2010 short course world championships.
- He won the 100m breaststroke gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in a new world record time of 58.46 seconds
Family & relationships
The world record swimmer stays classy in his sophisticated and gorgeous white Audi A5 sport back. The star was spotted around the city in his Audi A5 that runs on 18’ wheels, and provides a presence on the road unlike any other. Luxury abounds inside this elegantly designed car that is powerful and efficient. Cameron has been an Audi Ambassador since the launch of the Audi A1 in January 2011.
Arena swimming caps
Cameron Van Der Burgh has been spotted number of times wearing Arena swimming caps, t shirts and swimwear. The caps are comfortable, easy to remove and very gentle on the hair. Its ergonomic fit makes it perfect for everyone.