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Michael Jamieson

Michael Jamieson is one of the most succesful British swimmers of his generation, having won medals at Olympic, World and Commonwealth level.

Michael Jamieson Profile

Date of Birth 5th August 1988
Born Glasgow
Team/Club British Gas GBR National Performance Centre, Bath
Coach Dave McNulty
He made his big international breakthrough in 2010, following an encouraging 10th over 200m Breaststroke on his European Championship debut in Budapest with silver in the same event for Scotland at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Jamieson continued to build momentum in 2011, finishing fifth in the 200m Breaststroke final at his debut World Championships before landing bronze at the European Short Course Championships in Szcezcin, Poland.

He gained national recognition in 2012, winning the 200m Breaststroke silver medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games then backing that performance up with the same result at the 2012 World Short Course Championships in Istanbul.

Despite on-going injury problems in 2013, Jamieson landed his fourth British title then repeated his 2011 result with a fifth-place finish at the 2013 Worlds in Barcelona.

Personal Best

Event Time Year Record
Long Course 50m Breaststroke 28.94 2010  
Long Course 100m Breaststroke 59.89 2012  
Long Course 200m Breaststroke 2:07.43 2012 BR
Short Course 50m Breaststroke 29.82 2007  
Short Course 100m Breaststroke 57.89 2013 BR
Short Course 200m Breaststroke 2:01.43 2013 BR

International Results

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
Olympic Games 100m Breaststroke 2012 59.89 9th
  200m Breaststroke   2:07.43 SILVER
  4x100m Medley Relay   3:32.32 4th
World Championships 100m Breaststroke 2013 1:00.59 15th
  200m Breaststroke   2:09.14 5th
  100m Breaststroke 2011 1:00.93 16th
  200m Breaststroke   2:10.67 5th
Commonwealth Games 100m Breaststroke 2010 1:00.60 4th
  200m Breaststroke   2:10.97 SILVER
  4x100m Medley Relay   3:40.68 5th
European Championships 200m Breaststroke 2012 2:12.58 12th
  100m Breaststroke 2010 1:02.42 34th
  200m Breaststroke   2:12.73 10th
World Short Course Championships 100m Breaststroke 2012 58.56 10th
  200m Breaststroke   2:03.00 SILVER
European Short Course Championships 100m Breaststroke 2013 58.07 6th
  200m Breaststroke   2:01.43 SILVER
  4x50m Medley Relay (Mixed)   1:39.81 5th
  100m Breaststroke 2011 58.91 8th
  200m Breaststroke   2:03.77 BRONZE
  4x50m Medley Relay   1:35.07 5th
  100m Breaststroke 2009 1:00.74 54th
  200m Breaststroke   2:06.94 13th
  200m Individual Medley   2:00.19 37th

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
British Championships 100m Breaststroke 2014 1:00.53 BRONZE
  200m Breaststroke   2:07.79 GOLD
  100m Breaststroke 2013 1:00.06 SILVER
  200m Breaststroke   2:07.78 GOLD
  100m Breaststroke 2012 1:00.50 BRONZE
  200m Breaststroke   2:09.84 SILVER
  100m Breaststroke 2011 1:01.31 GOLD
  200m Breaststroke   2:10.42 GOLD
  100m Breaststroke 2010 1:01.24 SILVER
  200m Breaststroke   2:11.24 GOLD
  200m Individual Medley 2009 2:01.48 BRONZE
  100m Breaststroke 2008 1:04.33 16th
  200m Breaststroke   2:16.09 4th
  200m Individual Medley   2:03.74 BRONZE
  400m Individual Medley   4:27.97 6th
  100m Breaststroke 2007 1:05.12 13th
  200m Breaststroke   2:20.29 8th
  200m Individual Medley   2:07.61 11th
  100m Breaststroke 2006 1:06.51 24th
  200m Breaststroke   2:24.46 17th
  200m Individual Medley   2:11.61 23rd
  200m Breaststroke 2005 2:26.58 16th
  400m Individual Medley   4:39.74 12th
  100m Breaststroke 2004 1:08.96 35th
  200m Breaststroke   2:26.78 26th
  400m Individual Medley   4:38.37 18th

In The Pool

Favourite event: 200m Breast. It is the event I am best at.

First senior international meet: Tri Nations Cup in Canada, 2008. Took place at the same time as Olympics.

Out Of The Pool

Role models: My dad, who is also called Michael. Anyone who has reached the top in their sport but hasn’t had the easiest route to get there.

If I wasn’t a swimmer I would be: Carried on with football. I chose swimming over football at the age of 13. I was probably better at football to be honest but enjoyed swimming more! It must have been during winter when I decided!!

Tip for the top: Perseverance and self belief are the most important things.

Life after swimming: I think I would like to go into coaching. Couldn’t imagine a career outside of sport.


Music: House and electro. Quite like some rock and hip hop also.


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