Lachlan Edwards is a member of the Australian men’s water polo team, the Aussie Sharks. He will make his Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, alongside his brother and Sharks teammate Blake.
Lachlan made his Australian representative debut at the 2012 Fina World Youth Championships where the team placed seventh and the following year he competed at the FINA World Junior Championships. Following in older brother Blake’s footsteps, Lachlan moved to the US in 2014 to study at the University of Southern California and joined the university’s water polo team the Trojans. He scored 144 career goals which ranked 18th all-time in scoring.
In 2017 the centre-forward was part of the Aussie Sharks team which achieved seventh place at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Hungary, the best finish by an Australian men’s side since 2003. Lachlan went on to claim silver with his Sharks teammates at the 2018 BENU Cup , another silver at the 2018 FINA World Cup in Germany and bronze at the bronze at the 2019 FINA World League Super Final.
With the postponement of the Tokyo Games, Edwards relished the opportunity to head overseas, where he played for Spanish club CE Mediterrani.