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Thomas Haffield

Welsh swimmer Thomas Haffield broke through in 2005, winning his first British medal with 400m Individual Medley bronze then landing the same result on his European Junior Championship debut in Budapest.

Thomas Haffield Profile

Date of Birth 28th January 1988
Born Neath
Team/Club City of Cardiff
Coach Dave Haller
The following season, he made his Commonwealth debut, reaching the 400m IM final and finishing sixth in Melbourne.

Haffield won his first British title with 400m IM gold in 2008 and made his Olympic debut four months later, finishing 17th in the same event at Beijing 2008.

In 2009, he defended his British title before reaching the 400m IM final on his World Championship debut, finishing seventh in Rome.

Haffield made his second Commonwealth appearance at Delhi in 2010, finishing less than a second off the podium in fourth in the 400m IM.

Personal Best

Event Time Year Record
Long Course 200m Backstroke 2:02.06 2012  
Long Course 200m Butterfly 2.01.64 2012  
Long Course 200m Individual Medley 2.03.80 2008  
Long Course 400m Individual Medley 4:11.32 2009 BR
Short Course 200m Backstroke 1:58.07 2010  
Short Course 200m Individual Medley 2:02.96 2012  
Short Course 400m Individual Medley 4:05.78 2009 NR

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
Olympic Games 400m Individual Medley 2008 4:16.72 17th
World Championships 400m Individual Medley 2009 4:13.63 7th
Commonwealth Games 200m Butterfly 2010 2:05.13 18th
  400m Individual Medley   4:17.47 4th
  200m Backstroke 2006 2.03.71 6th
  200m Individual Medley   2.09.31 10th
  400m Individual Medley   4.25.29 6th
World Short Course Championships 400m Individual Medley 2008 4:09.04 7th
European Short Course Championships 200m Individual Medley 2012 2:02.96 30th
  400m Individual Medley   4:14.24 17th
  200m Individual Medley 2005 2.06.99 29th
  400m Individual Medley   4.21.92 23rd
European Junior Championships 200m Backstroke 2006 2:06.01 10th
  400m Individual Medley   4:28.79 7th
  200m Individual Medley 2005 2:08.17 13th
  400m Individual Medley   4.21.75 BRONZE

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
British Championships 400m Freestyle 2014 4:03.01 28th
  400m Individual Medley   4:28.08 7th
  200m Butterfly 2013 2:04.36 11th
  200m Individual Medley   2:06.45 14th
  400m Individual Medley   4:19.19 6th
  200m Butterfly 2012 2:02.36 15th
  400m Individual Medley   4:16.55 4th
  200m Backstroke 2011 2:05.14 14th
  400m Individual Medley   4:17.56 BRONZE
  200m Freestyle 2010 1:57.05 39th
  400m Freestyle   4:04.74 24th
  400m Individual Medley   4:17.47 BRONZE
  200m Butterfly 2009 2:01.76 10th
  400m Individual Medley   4:12.39 GOLD
  400m Freestyle 2008 3:59.32 20th
  200m Individual Medley   2:04.05 4th
  400m Individual Medley   4:14.01 GOLD
  200m Individual Medley 2007 2:06.58 5th
  400m Individual Medley   4:25.80 BRONZE
  400m Freestyle 2006 4.03.98 14th
  200m Individual Medley   2.09.98 14th
  400m Individual Medley   4.27.69 BRONZE
  100m Backstroke 2005 1:01.35 22nd
  200m Backstroke   2.07.42 9th
  200m Individual Medley   2:08.81 12th
  400m Individual Medley   4:28.00 BRONZE
  400m Freestyle 2004 4.09.23 33rd
  100m Backstroke   1.01.23 28th
  200m Individual Medley   2.12.33 25th
  400m Individual Medley   4.29.01 6th

In the Pool

Aspiration: To keep enjoying swimming. If I am happy I can swim well.

Who has been greatest influence on you: My parents and my swimming coach

Out of the Pool

One thing you can’t live without: Mobile phone and my dog called Codie. He's so naughty.

Tip for the top: I’m not there yet!

Life after swimming: No idea, that’s a long way off. I hope!


Band/Music: My ipod is quite random contains lots of tracks. I listen to dance music before I swim.


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