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Grant Turner

After winning 4x100m Freestyle silver at the 2007 European Junior Championships in Antwerp, Grant Turner travelled to his first senior Championships in 2008, helping the 4x100m Freestyle quartet to seventh at the Europeans in Eindhoven.

Grant Turner Profile

Date of Birth 11th March 1989
Born Swindon
Team/Club British Gas GBR National Sprint Squad, Loughborough
Coach James Gibson
His first British Championship medals arrived in 2010 as he won 50m Freestyle bronze and 100m Freestyle silver, booking his place on the senior teams for the European Championships and Commonwealth Games.

Competing for England at the Commonwealths in Delhi, Turner won 4x100m Freestyle silver as well as finishing ninth in both the 50m and 100m Freestyle.

He competed at his first World Championships in 2011 then made his Olympic bow at London 2012, swimming the second leg for the British 4x100m Freestyle Relay quartet as they finished 12th.


Event Time Year Record
Long Course 50m Freestyle 22.56 2009  
Long Course 100m Freestyle 49.01 2012  
Long Course 200m Freestyle 1:49.98 2008  
Short Course 50m Freestyle 21.93 2009  
Short Course 100m Freestyle 48.06 2009  
Short Course 200m Freestyle 1:49.15 2009  


Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
Olympic Games 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2012 3:17.08 12th
World Championships 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2011 3:15.03 8th
Commonwealth Games 50m Freestyle 2010 22.78 9th
  100m Freestyle   49.92 9th
  4x100m Freestyle Relay   3:15.05 SILVER
European Championships 50m Freestyle 2010 23.09 32nd
  100m Freestyle   49.63 14th
  4x100m Freestyle Relay   3:18.31 8th
  4x100m Freestyle Relay 2008 3:20.96 7th
European Junior Championships 50m Freestyle 2007 23.69 13th
  100m Freestyle   51.07 8th
  4x100m Freestyle Relay   3:22.36 SILVER
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   7:26.45 4th
European Youth Olympic Festival 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2005 3:33.93 4th

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
British Championships 100m Freestyle 2014 50.74 7th
  50m Freestyle 2013 22.65 4th
  100m Freestyle   50.20 5th
  100m Freestyle 2012 50.13 7th
  50m Freestyle 2011 22.95 5th
  100m Freestyle   49.70 SILVER
  50m Freestyle 2010 22.95 BRONZE
  100m Freestyle   49.78 SILVER
  100m Freestyle 2009 50.17 7th
  50m Freestyle 2008 23.13 14th
  100m Freestyle   50.23 7th
  50m Freestyle 2007 23.96 9th
  100m Freestyle   51.75 9th
  50m Freestyle 2006 24.73 20th
  100m Freestyle   52.86 20th
  200m Freestyle   1:56.68 23rd
  50m Freestyle 2005 24.96 22nd
  100m Freestyle   54.00 29th
  400m Freestyle   4:11.67 34th
  100m Freestyle 2004 54.77 46th
  200m Freestyle   1:59.57 44th
  400m Freestyle   4:12.10 39th
ASA Championships 100m Freestyle 2012 49.25 SILVER
  100m Freestyle 2011 49.32 SILVER
  50m Freestyle 2008 23.40 12th
  100m Freestyle   50.93 7th
  200m Freestyle   1:52.72 10th

In the Pool

Aspiration: To get the best out of myself

Who has been greatest influence on you: My parents

Out of the Pool

Family Members: My Mum is called Anita and my Dad is called Roger. I have a sister called Gemma

Other sports: Football and frisbee throwing

One thing you can’t live without: My mobile phone

Tip for the top: Relax, take it easy


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