Meet The Team - Simon Burnett

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Three-time Olympian Simon Burnett






6ft 2in

Training base

Tuscon, Arizona (USA)


Frank Busch

Olympic History

2008: Sixth in 4x100m Medley Relay, eighth in 4x100m Free Relay
2004: Seventh in 200m Free, fourth in 4x200m Free Relay

In Action

4 x 100m Freestyle Relay on 29 July

Did you know?

  • Simon married long-term girlfriend and American swimmer Whitney Myers in 2011.
  • He admits Sir Steve Redgrave is his all-time Olympic idol and was there to see the rower win his fifth gold at the Athens Games in 2004.
  • He is club patron for Thame Swimming Club who are based at his local pool in Oxfordshire.

Simon's Career

Simon is one of the most experienced members of the British squad with London 2012 set to be his third consecutive Olympic Games. He reached the 200m Freestyle final at Athens 2004, finishing seventh, and added 4x100m Freestyle and 4x100m Medley Relay final appearances at the 2008 Games in Beijing. Simon's greatest international success has come at the Commonwealth Games, having won 100m Freestyle gold and 200m Freestyle silver in 2006 then 100m Freestyle silver in 2010. He qualified for his fourth World Championships in 2011 with double gold at the ASA Nationals before booking a spot at his third Olympics with gold in the 100m Freestyle at the 2012 British Champs.

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