Meet The Team - James Disney-May

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British Championships 2012 silver medallist James Disney-May




Chertsey, Surrey


6ft 4in

Training base

Auburn (USA)


Brett Hawke

Olympic History


In Action

4 x 100m Freestyle Relay on 29 July

Did you know?

  • Away from the pool, James is studying for a degree in Economics at Auburn University
  • James is a keen golfer although he admits he doesn't have a handicap yet - he plays socially with friends and family.
  • His favourite way to relax is to listen to music or watch TV.

James's Career

James is the youngest member of the 4x100m Freestyle Relay quartet to qualify at the 2012 British Champs. He made his European Junior debut at Helsinki in 2010, reaching the 100m Freestyle final before swimming the opening leg as the Brits won 4x100m Free silver. After moving to train and study at Auburn in USA, he cracked the 50 second marker over 100m Freestyle in 2011, finishing fourth at the ASA Nationals in Sheffield. James repeated the feat in heats, semis and final at the 2012 British Champs, eventually touching in 49.48 in the final to claim silver and a spot on his first Olympic team.

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