Meet the Team - Jack Bridge
Get to know first-time Paralympian Jack Bridge. Read his Tweets, view images, watch him in action and being interviewed, check out Jack in numbers, see how his Olympic rivals compare, and much more.
SM10 200m Individual Medley on 30th August
S10 100m Backstroke on 4th September
SB9 100m Breaststroke on 8th September
Did you know?
- Jack had a trial for football club Preston North End. He was a season ticket holder for eight seasons before he started his swimming career.
- He is currently studying A-level Business and Law. He hopes to go to university in future to follow this pathway.
- He plays cricket for South Ribble and his cousin Boyd Rankin is a Warwickshire and Ireland cricket player.
Jack has made steady progress over the past few seasons training out of Preston Swimming Club in Lancashire. His biggest progress has come in the SB9 Breaststroke, having claimed the British records over 50m, 100m and 200m. Jack finished 13th in the 2010 world rankings over SB9 100m Breaststroke in 2010 before earning a spot on his first major championship team the following season for the European Championships in Berlin. He enjoyed an encouraging debut in Germany, finishing fifth in the SM10 200m Individual Medley then eighth in the SB9 100m Breaststroke. After lowering his SB9 100m Breaststroke British record on his first visit to London Aquatics Centre at the 2012 British Gas Swimming Championships, Jack was selected for his first Paralympic team.