Welcome to Craig Benson’s Profile Page.
Date of Birth: 30th April 1994
Born: Livingston, Scotland
Team/Club: Warrender Baths Club
Coach: Laurel Bailey
|Long Course 50m Breaststroke||28.17||2013|
|Long Course 100m Breaststroke||1:00.04||2012|
|Long Course 200m Breaststroke||2:11.21||2013|
|Short Course 50m Breaststroke||27.28||2012||NR|
|Short Course 100m Breaststroke||59.08||2012|
|Short Course 200m Breaststroke||2:07.02||2012|
|Olympic Games||100m Breaststroke||2012||1:00.04||14th|
|World Short Course Championships||50m Breaststroke||2012||27.28||18th|
|European Short Course Championships||50m Breaststroke||2012||27.55||19th|
|100m Individual Medley||56.74||31st|
|4x50m Medley Relay||1:38.69||10th|
|Mixed 4x50m Medley Relay||1:43.59||13th|
|World Youth Championships||50m Breaststroke||2011||28.44||SILVER|
|European Junior Championships||50m Breaststroke||2012||28.45||5th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3:42.84||BRONZE|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3:43.46||4th|
|European Youth Olympic Festival||100m Breaststroke||2009||1:06.25||7th|
|British Championships||50m Breaststroke||2013||28.17||6th|
|200m Individual Medley||2:16.61||30th|
IN THE POOL
Favourite event: 100m breaststroke.
Finest ever performance: Either winning the gold medal in the 100m breaststroke at the World Junior Championships in a Championship Record or competing in the heats of the 4x100m medley relay at the Olympic Games and winning the heat.
Role models: Michael Phelps, David Wilkie.
My aspirations are: To win an Olympic gold medal.
OUT OF THE POOL
If I wasn't a swimmer I would be: I love sport so I'd probably be a sports person in a different sport (if I was good enough that is!) and if not just a regular University Student I guess.
Tip for the top: Don't let anybody tell you that you can't do something; if you want something, go get it.
Life after swimming: No idea just yet!
Would most like to meet: Usain Bolt.
Most prized possession: iPhone 5.
Biggest influence on career: Definitely my family; without there commitment, financial and time, I wouldn't be swimming today.
Sports: Wouldn't be right if I didn't put swimming first! Golf, Tennis, Football...
Band/Music: Listen to a variety of music. Example, Coldplay, Calvin Harris, Kanye West, Jay-Z...
Hobbies: Swimming (obviously), starting to play a bit of golf.