Ryan Cochrane has won two medals in two Olympic Games. The 1,500m freestyle specialist captured silver at the London 2012 Games after earning a bronze at the 2008 Games in Beijing in the same event. He also competed in the 400m freestyle at both Games, finishing in the top-10 twice.
Coached by Randy Bennett at the National Swimming Academy in Victoria, Cochrane earned a pair of silver medals at the 2011 World Championships, reaching the podium in both the 1,500m and non-Olympic 800m freestyle events. Those were the second straight Worlds at which Cochrane was a double medallist, having won 1,500m silver and 800m bronze in 2009.
In 2010, he earned double gold at the Commonwealth Games (400m and 1,500m freestyle) as well as at the Pan Pacific Championships (800m and 1,500m freestyle).
Cochrane started swimming competitively at age eight.