Welcome to Antony James’ profile page.
Date of Birth: 5th November 1989
Team/Club: Plymouth Leander
Coach: Jon Rudd
|Long Course 50m Butterfly||23.74||2009|
|Long Course 100m Butterfly||51.92||2009|
|Long Course 200m Butterfly||2:13.20||2010|
|Short Course 50m Butterfly||22.87||2009||BR|
|Short Course 100m Butterfly||50.42||2009|
|Short Course 200m Butterfly||2:08.50||2004|
|Olympic Games||100m Butterfly||2012||53.25||31st|
|World Championships||50m Butterfly||2011||23.74||15th|
|Commonwealth Games||50m Butterfly||2010||24.63||8th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3:36.31||BRONZE|
|European Championships||50m Butterfly||2010||24.38||17th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3:35.74||4th|
|European Short Course Championships||50m Butterfly||2012||23.53||12th|
|100m Individual Medley||57.09||33rd|
|4x50m Freestyle Relay||1:29.91||9th|
|4x50m Medley Relay||1:38.69||10th|
|Mixed 4x50m Freestyle Relay||1:34.95||12th|
|Mixed 4x50m Medley Relay||1:43.59||13th|
|100m Individual Medley||56.62||33rd|
|4x50m Freestyle Relay||1:28.28||7th|
|4x50m Medley Relay||1:35.07||5th|
|British Championships||100m Butterfly||2013||52.76||4th|
|ASA Championships||50m Butterfly||2012||23.93||SILVER|
IN THE POOL
Favourite event: 100 Fly. It’s more of a tactical race then the 50m. You have more components that you can change during the race.
Finest ever performance: My 51.8 time at ASA Nationals 2009 over 100m Fly. I missed out on the World Championship team so was disappointed, but it proved a great way to end the season. My aim was to break 52 that season so it ended on a high.
First senior international meet: European Short Course Champs 2009. We set a British record in the 4x50m Medley relay. I also finished sixth in the 100m Fly.
Role models: Not particularly. I admire Roger Federer. He has achieved a lot and it has not changed who he is.
My aspirations are: The aim is 2012. I have lots of individual targets, where I want to be at certain times in the lead up to London also.
OUT OF THE POOL
Most prized possession: My bed.
If I wasn’t a swimmer I would be: I would have been a runner. I had a choice of swimming or athletics and I chose swimming. I did sprinting and triple jump at school level.
Life after swimming: I would like to be able to look back and be happy with what I have done in the pool. Probably use my degree and look at something like criminology.
Would most like to meet: Muhammad Ali, because he is one of the legendary sporting icons in the world.
Music: Anything. Although depends on mood. At competitions I have a certain playlist which helps me to focus on what I am doing.