Welcome to Gemma Almond’s profile page
Date Of Birth: 14th April 1993
Height: 4ft 11in
Team/Club: Swansea HPC
Coach: Billy Pye
|Long Course 100m Freestyle||1:05.54||2011|
|Long Course 400m Freestyle||4:54.10||2011|
|Long Course 100m Breaststroke||1:26.00||2012|
|Long Course 100m Butterfly||1:11.09||2013|
|Long Course 200m Individual Medley||2:37.90||2012||BR|
|Paralympic Games||100m Freestyle (S10)||2012||1:07.40||13th|
|400m Freestyle (S10)||5:07.43||11th|
|100m Butterfly (S10)||1:13.24||8th|
|200m Individual Medley (SM10)||2:42.16||8th|
|European Championships||100m Freestyle (S10)||2011||1:05.54||4th|
|400m Freestyle (S10)||4:54.10||4th|
|100m Butterfly (S10)||1:13.46||5th|
|200m Individual Medley (SM10)||2:42.12||BRONZE|
|British Championships||100m Freestyle||2012||1:06.83||12th|
|200m Individual Medley||2:37.90||4th|
|200m Individual Medley||2:48.22||9th|
|200m Individual Medley||2:51.76||5th|
|British International Disability Championships||100m Butterfly||2013||1:11.09||BRONZE|
In The Pool
Finest performance and why: I have two. Firstly winning the bronze medal at the IPC European championships last year in the 200m Individual Medley because it was my first major medal. Secondly, qualifying for London 2012 this year at the London Aquatics Centre in March as I achieved my dream and broke the British record.
Favourite event: 200m Individual Medley.
International senior debut: IPC European Championships in Berlin 2011.
Who is your toughest opponent: I don’t have just one; I see every competitor as a tough opponent who I should challenge myself against.
Best venue: My favourite pool is the one in Berlin because I have swam there three times and always done well.
OuT OF THE POOL
Superstitions: No not really but I always have to have my nails painted before I race.
Favourite way to relax: Just socialising with friends and family, listening to music or sleeping!
Hobbies: I used to play two instruments but don’t have as much time for anything away from university outside of resting and training.
What’s the best thing you cook: I’ve learnt to cook most things and my cooking skills have increased hugely since being at university. I make sauces and most things from scratch particularly spaghetti bolognese and stir fry.
Who would you most like to meet: J.K. Rowling.
What are your must watch TV programmes: I always preferred films but some of my university flat mates got me into the final season of One Tree Hill this year. I also enjoy shows like Britain’s Got Talent.
Ideal holiday destination: Anywhere that has places to relax but also a lot to see or do, somewhere cultured. Ideally in the future, when I have the time or retire from swimming I want to do a travelling holiday and visit everywhere!