Go Swimming has everything you need to know about swimming. If you are a parent, a non swimmer or just want to improve your technique this is the section for you.

In British Swimming you will find information about the world of high performance sport, including the disciplines of Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Para-Swimming.

The ASA is the governing body for the sport in England. In this section you will find all you need to know about joining a club or competing in England and becoming a swimming teacher or coach.

The IoS delivers the ASA’s courses and is a member organisation. Whether you are a teacher, coach, employer or club you will find everything you need to know about qualifications or educating your workforce.

Accessibility - Text Only - Display Options - Accessibility

Kristopher Gilchrist

Welcome to Kristopher Gilchrist’s profile page.

Personal Data

Date of Birth: 3rd December 1983

Born: Edinburgh

Height: 1.88m

Weight: 80kg

Personal Best

Event Time Year Record
Long Course 100m Breaststroke 1:00.57 2009  
Long Course 200m Breaststroke 2:09.01 2009 BR
Short Course 100m Breaststroke 57.97 2009  
Short Course 200m Breaststroke 2:04.16 2009 BR

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
Olympic Games 100m Breaststroke 2008 1:01.34 27th
  200m Breaststroke   2:10.27 13th
World Championships 100m Breaststroke 2011 1:01.46 26th
  50m Breaststroke 2009 28.07 43rd
  100m Breaststroke   1:00.81 28th
  200m Breaststroke   2:09.01 10th
  200m Breaststroke 2007 2:13.44 11th
Commonwealth Games 100m Breaststroke 2010 1:01.43 7th
  200m Breaststroke   2:11.77 5th
  100m Breaststroke 2006 1.02.43 8th
  200m Breaststroke   2.12.79 4th
  4x100m Medley Relay   3.39.75 BRONZE
European Championships 100m Breaststroke 2010 1:01.51 12th
  200m Breaststroke   2:15.08 19th
  4x100m Medley Relay   3:35.74 4th
  4x100m Medley Relay 2008 3:38.40 7th
  200m Breaststroke 2006 2.13.21 BRONZE
World Short Course Championships 200m Breaststroke 2008 2:06.18 GOLD
European Short Course Championships 200m Breaststroke 2011 2:09.68 15th
  100m Individual Medley   54.99 16th

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
British Championships 100m Breaststroke 2012 1:01.50 5th
  200m Breaststroke   2:11.73 BRONZE
  100m Breaststroke 2011 1:01.40 SILVER
  200m Breaststroke   2:11.43 BRONZE
  100m Breaststroke 2010 1:01.22 GOLD
  200m Breaststroke   2:11.60 BRONZE
  100m Breaststroke 2009 1:00.98 SILVER
  200m Breaststroke   2:10.60 GOLD
  100m Breaststroke 2008 1:01.06 SILVER
  200m Breaststroke   2:10.44 GOLD
  100m Breaststroke 2006 1.02.65 BRONZE
  200m Breaststroke   2.14.30 SILVER
  200m Individual Medley   2.05.69 5th
  100m Breaststroke 2005 1.04.79 18th
  200m Breaststroke   2.15.17 GOLD
  200m Individual Medley 2002 2:11.22 15th
ASA Championships 100m Breaststroke 2011 1:00.99 GOLD
  200m Breaststroke   2:10.16 GOLD
  50m Breaststroke 2008 29.21 5th
  100m Breaststroke   1.02.96 BRONZE
  200m Breaststroke   2.12.94 GOLD

In the Pool

Greatest Achievement to date: 200m Breaststroke at the Japan International meet, China in August 2007.

It was a huge pb and huge relief. I got my taper slightly wrong the previous summer but it was perfect for Japan. It was a perfect situation racing Kitajima in his own country.

My plan was to stick as close to him as possible, and to actually be closing on him in the final length, was very exciting.

Aspiration: World record and Olympic Gold.

Who has been greatest influence on you: All coaches. They’ve all had faith in me. All saw the potential in me, and their belief gave me the confidence to perform.

Out of the Pool

One thing you can’t live without: A watch my girlfriend gave to me.

Tip for the top: Goal setting is the most important thing. Rarely do you achieve more than your ultimate goal.

Life after swimming: Do not know yet. I have a degree in Sports Science, so may go back to education.


Band/Music: I have an open music taste. I quite like the Fratellis at the moment.


Return to profile index

European Champs 2016