Travis Mahoney booked his Olympic debut in Rio with a breakthrough performance on the opening night of the 2016 Nationals where he finished second in the most gruelling of events, the 400m individual medley. Mahoney finished in a personal best time of 4:14.98s, behind only Thomas Fraser-Holmes.
Mahoney won his 400m individual medley heat to make the final, where he finished seventh in a world class field. In the 200m individual medley he placed fifth in his heat.
The Victorian made his international debut at the World Short Course Championships in Turkey in 2012 where he won bronze in the 4x100m freestyle relay and finished 7th in the 200m backstroke.
He went on to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games where he placed sixth in the 400m Individual Medley and the Pan Pacific Games on the Gold Coast where he was seventh.