Meet the Team - James Clegg

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Get to know first-time Paralympian James Clegg. Read his Tweets, view images, watch him in action, check out James in numbers, see how his Paralympic rivals compare, and much more.

James Clegg






5ft 9in

Training base

East Lothian Swim Team


Mat Trodden

Paralympic History


In Action

S12 100m Butterfly on 2nd September
S12 100m Freestyle on 4th September
S12 50m Freestyle on 7th September

Did you know?

  • James' sister Libby will also be competing at the London 2012 Paralympic Games - she is a world champion sprinter.
  • His favourite meal is sausages, mash and gravy but before he trains, he sticks to his own tradition of eating raw carrots.
  • In the swimming world, James regards Ian Thorpe and Michael Phelps as two of his sporting heroes.

James' Career

James is another of the teenagers on the London 2012 Paralympic team seemingly improving with every swim. His best performance over the two Trials was in the MC 100m Butterfly at the British Gas Swimming Championships in London Aquatics Centre, beating Ian Sharpe's 12-year old British S12 record to scoop silver in 1:01.46 . Clegg's time from the British Champs would have placed him fifth in the 2011 world rankings. He has also shown promise in the S12 50m and 100m Freestyle, lowering his personal best in the former to 26.36 at the British International Disability Championships. His British record in the latter stands at 57.16 - also set this season at the Scottish Gas National Age Group Championships.

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