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Hannah Miley

With a sixth place finish on her Olympic debut at Beijing 2008 and fourth places at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and 2009 World Championships, Hannah Miley was in danger of becoming the nearly woman of the British Swimming team.

Hannah Miley Profile

Date of Birth 8th August 1989
Born Swindon
Team/Club Garioch ASC
Coach Patrick Miley
But after landing her first international title with 400m Individual Medley gold at the 2009 European Short Course Championships in Istanbul, she has steadily built an impressive medal collection.

Miley's first individual long course gold came over 400m Individual Medley at the 2010 European Championships in Budapest. She made light work of adding the Commonwealth title later in 2010 then stormed to silver in the same event at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai.

After making both the 200m and 400m Individual Medley finals at London 2012, she returned to the international podium in emphatic style with a gold and two silvers at the 2012 European Short Course Championships then a gold and a bronze medal at the 2012 World Short Course Champs.

She won an eighth consecutive British 400m Individual Medley title in 2013 to qualify for her third World Championships in Barcelona where she equalled her London 2012 performance to finish fifth over 400m IM.

Personal Best

Event Time Year Record
Long Course 200m Breaststroke 2:26.31 2009  
Long Course 200m Individual Medley 2:09.46 2007 BR
Long Course 400m Individual Medley 4:31.33 2009 BR
Short Course 400m Freestyle 4:00.39 2012 NR
Short Course 800m Freestyle 8:15.66 2012 NR
Short Course 200m Breaststroke 2:20.61 2009 BR
Short Course 200m Individual Medley 2:06.21 2012 NR
Short Course 400m Individual Medley 4:23.14 2012 BR

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
Olympic Games 200m Individual Medley 2012 2:11.29 7th
  400m Individual Medley   4:34.17 5th
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   7:52.37 5th
  200m Individual Medley 2008 2:12.35 11th
  400m Individual Medley   4:39.44 6th
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   7:56.16 9th
World Championships 200m Breaststroke 2013 2:28.15 17th
  400m Individual Medley   4:34.16 5th
  200m Individual Medley 2011 2:11.36 7th
  400m Individual Medley   4:34.22 SILVER
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   7:53.51 6th
  200m Individual Medley 2009 2:09.91 6th
  400m Individual Medley   4:32.72 4th
Commonwealth Games 200m Breaststroke 2010 2:30.20 7th
  200m Individual Medley   2:12.90 5th
  400m Individual Medley   4:38.83 GOLD
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   8:06.85 5th
  4x100m Medley Relay   4:11.53 5th
  200m Individual Medley 2006 2.17.83 7th
  400m Individual Medley   4.47.95 4th
European Championships 200m Individual Medley 2010 2:10.89 BRONZE
  400m Individual Medley   4:33.09 GOLD
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   7:55.29 BRONZE
  400m Individual Medley 2006 4:47.51 7th
World Short Course Championships 800m Freestyle 2012 8:16.09 4th
  50m Breaststroke   32.30 31st
  100m Breaststroke   1:08.68 29th
  200m Breaststroke   2:25.81 20th
  200m Individual Medley   2:07.12 BRONZE
  400m Individual Medley   4:23.14 GOLD
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   7:45.85 5th
  400m Freestyle 2010 4:07.17 15th
  200m Individual Medley   2:10.11 9th
  400m Individual Medley   4:29.77 4th
  200m Individual Medley 2008 2:08.79 BRONZE
  400m Individual Medley   4:27.27 SILVER
European Short Course Championships 400m Freestyle 2013 4:03.35 8th
  800m Freestyle   8:19.87 7th
  50m Backstroke   29.69 40th
  50m Breaststroke   32.35 47th
  200m Breaststroke   2:25.11 16th
  50m Butterfly   28.56 44th
  200m Butterfly   2:09.56 12th
  200m Individual Medley   2:10.14 10th
  400m Individual Medley   4:28.56 4th
  4x50m Freestyle Relay   1:40.26 9th
  50m Freestyle 2012 26.22 35th
  400m Freestyle   4:00.39 4th
  800m Freestyle   8:15.66 SILVER
  50m Backstroke   28.87 28th
  50m Breaststroke   32.21 20th
  200m Breaststroke   2:26.63 16th
  50m Butterfly   28.17 35th
  200m Individual Medley   2:06.21 SILVER
  400m Individual Medley   4:23.47 GOLD
  4x50m Medley Relay   1:51.27 11th
  400m Freestyle 2011 4:01.46 5th
  200m Breaststroke   2:26.31 13th
  200m Individual Medley   2:08.34 BRONZE
  400m Individual Medley   4:26.06 SILVER
  200m Breaststroke 2009 2:20.61 6th
  200m Individual Medley   2:06.96 BRONZE
  400m Individual Medley   4:25.66 GOLD
  200m Individual Medley 2008 2:08.31 4th
  400m Individual Medley   4:27.33 4th
  400m Individual Medley 2005 4.37.12 6th
European Junior Championships 400m Individual Medley 2005 4.47.47 SILVER

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
British Championships 200m Freestyle 2014 2:01.47 11th
  400m Freestyle   4:11.85 4th
  200m Backstroke   1:04.18 20th
  200m Breaststroke   2:29.31 5th
  200m Butterfly   2:12.34 7th
  200m Individual Medley   2:11.99 4th
  200m Freestyle 2013 2:00.98 6th
  400m Freestyle   4:10.09 4th
  200m Individual Medley   2:12.77 BRONZE
  400m Individual Medley   4:35.67 GOLD
  400m Freestyle 2012 4:14.44 9th
  800m Freestyle   8:35.88 4th
  200m Breaststroke   2:28.46 BRONZE
  200m Individual Medley   2:10.77 GOLD
  400m Individual Medley   4:32.67 GOLD
  200m Freestyle 2011 1:59.80 6th
  400m Freestyle   4:09.59 5th
  200m Breaststroke   2:33.36 7th
  200m Butterfly   2:14.25 6th
  200m Individual Medley   2:12.01 GOLD
  400m Individual Medley   4:39.12 GOLD
  200m Freestyle 2010 1:59.52 4th
  200m Breaststroke   2:30.27 SILVER
  200m Individual Medley   2:12.32 GOLD
  400m Individual Medley   4:37.05 GOLD
  200m Freestyle 2009 1:59.42 4th
  200m Breaststroke   2:26.31 GOLD
  200m Butterfly   2:08.24 SILVER
  200m Individual Medley   2:09.59 GOLD
  400m Individual Medley   4:31.33 GOLD
  200m Individual Medley 2008 2:11.46 GOLD
  400m Individual Medley   4:37.41 GOLD
  200m Individual Medley 2007 2:15.92 GOLD
  400m Individual Medley   4:43.50 GOLD
  100m Freestyle 2006 1.06.17 10th
  400m Freestyle   4.22.21 9th
  800m Freestyle   8.58.58 7th
  200m Butterfly   2.20.56 10th
  200m Individual Medley   2.18.98 5th
  400m Individual Medley   4.46.55 GOLD
  400m Freestyle 2005 4:29.85 22nd
  200m Backstroke   2:25.63 19th
  100m Butterfly   1:04.40 17th
  200m Butterfly   2:21.61 11th
  200m Individual Medley   2:21.15 5th
  400m Individual Medley   4.51.21 BRONZE
  200m Butterfly 2004 2:21.01 18th
  400m Individual Medley   5:06.24 22nd
  200m Freestyle 2003 2:12.43 41st
  100m Butterfly   1:06.86 25th
  200m Butterfly   2:25.31 24th
  200m Individual Medley   2:28.70 27th
ASA Championships 200m Freestyle 2011 1:59.34 4th
  800m Freestyle   8:35.30 BRONZE
  200m Breaststroke   2:28.95 BRONZE
  200m Freestyle 2008 2.01.25 5th
  200m Individual Medley   2.14.77 GOLD
  400m Individual Medley   4.42.84 GOLD

In the Pool

Aspiration: To stay injury-free and healthy!

Who has been greatest influence on you: My dad (coach). I would not be swimming if it was not for him. I would simply not be as good a swimmer if he was not my coach.

Out of the Pool

One thing you can’t live without:  ‘Team Miley!’ My family are the most important thing to me and we are all into swimming.

Tip for the top: Don’t give up. Encourage. Everything happens for a reason, you can find a positive in everything.

Life after swimming? Not sure. I will keep swimming in my life, maybe coaching or help children in the sport.


Films I love action or comedy films. In Sheffield at the Olympic trials between sessions as a family we would go back to our apartment and watch a film together. It helps me to relax.

Band/Music Not heavy rock, but anything that helps me to focus. I love movie soundtracks because there is always a good range of music. I am more of a film fan than a music fan.


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