James Guy first rose to prominence with a British Age Group record (16 yrs) to win 400m Freestyle bronze on his European Junior Championship debut at the 2012 event in Antwerp.
James Guy Profile
|Date of Birth||26th November 1995|
|Coach||Jol Finck / Euan Dale|
Further improvement came at June's British Gas Swimming Championships in Sheffield as Guy landed his first British senior medals, claiming bronze in both the 200m and 400m Freestyle.
After double gold (200m Freestyle, 4x200m Freestyle) at his second European Junior Championships in Poznan, Guy made his senior international debut at the World Championships in Barcelona.
The Brit lowered his British Age Group record (17 yrs) to finish fifth in the 400m Freestyle, then set another British Age Group record (17 yrs) as the lead-off in the 4x200m Freestyle Relay as the British quartet finished seventh.
Guy finished his breakthrough season with three medals at the World Junior Championships in Dubai, landing silver over 200m and 400m Freestyle then anchoring the British quartet to 4x200m Freestyle Relay gold in a Championship record.
|Long Course 200m Freestyle||1:47.19||2013|
|Long Course 400m Freestyle||3:47.86||2013|
|Long Course 800m Freestyle||8:04.38||2013|
|Long Course 200m Butterfly||1:58.80||2013|
|Short Course 200m Freestyle||1:47.61||2012|
|Short Course 400m Freestyle||3:43.15||2013|
|Short Course 200m Butterfly||2:00.82||2011|
|World Championships||400m Freestyle||2013||3:47.96||5th|
|World Junior Championships||200m Freestyle||2013||1:48.18||SILVER|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||7:15.36||GOLD|
|Mixed 4x100m Freestyle Relay||3:53.85||5th|
|European Junior Championships||200m Freestyle||2013||1:48.45||GOLD|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||7:19.84||GOLD|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||7:23.93||4th|
|British Championships||200m Freestyle||2013||1:48.29||BRONZE|
|200m Individual Medley||2:06.39||34th|
|400m Individual Medley||4:26.24||16th|
IN THE POOL
Favourite event: 200 Free
Finest ever performance: Anchoring the GB junior 4x200 Relay to gold in Dubai and setting a new World Junior Record
Role models: Tiger Woods, Sun Yang, my Dad and Grandad
My aspirations are: Be the best I can be
OUT OF THE POOL
If I wasn’t a swimmer I would be: Well I would try to be clever and work hard, get into the business my dad works for and work my way to the top.
Tip for the top: Who cares? Don't hold back so what if It hurts.
Life after swimming: Get into property development, motivational speaker and have lots of money!
Would most like to meet: Scott Disick (Keeping up with the Kardashians)
Most prized possession: My fishing rods
Biggest influence on career: Younger brother, Luke.
Band/music: Hip Hop, Old Soul music, Rap, Dance; Wiz Kahlifa, 50 cent, Soul II Soul, Luther Vandross, Mary J Blige.
Food: Chinese, Indian, and a big steak!
Hobbies: Eating for the sake of it, being a fisherman.