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|
|Team/Club||City of Cardiff|
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.
|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|
|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 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|
|British Championships||400m Freestyle||2014||4:03.01||28th|
|400m Individual Medley||4:28.08||7th|
|200m Individual Medley||2:06.45||14th|
|400m Individual Medley||4:19.19||6th|
|400m Individual Medley||4:16.55||4th|
|400m Individual Medley||4:17.56||BRONZE|
|400m Individual Medley||4:17.47||BRONZE|
|400m Individual Medley||4:12.39||GOLD|
|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|
|200m Individual Medley||2.09.98||14th|
|400m Individual Medley||4.27.69||BRONZE|
|200m Individual Medley||2:08.81||12th|
|400m Individual Medley||4:28.00||BRONZE|
|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.