Welcome to Jemma Lowe’s profile page.
Date Of Birth: 31st March 1990
Team/Club: British Gas ITC Swansea
Coach: Bud McAllister
After scooping two silvers at the 2006 European Junior Championships in Mallorca, Jemma Lowe made her Commonwealth Games debut as a 16-year old at Melbourne 2006, making the final in both the 100m and 200m Butterfly.
Two years later Lowe enjoyed a breakthrough season in the senior ranks, winning individual medals at the World and European Short Course Championships, helping the Great Britain medley relay quartet to gold at the European Long Course Championships as well as reaching the 100m Butterfly final on her Olympic debut at Beijing 2008.
Lowe captured her first individual long course medal in 2010, winning 100m Butterfly bronze for Wales at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Shortly after, Lowe took the decision to move to the British Gas ITC in Swansea to prepare for London 2012.
|Long Course 50m Butterfly||26.71||2009|
|Long Course 100m Butterfly||57.43||2011||NR|
|Long Course 200m Butterfly||2:05.36||2011||NR|
|Short Course 50m Butterfly||26.50||2008|
|Short Course 100m Butterfly||56.66||2012||NR|
|Short Course 200m Butterfly||2:03.19||2012||BR|
|Olympic Games||200m Butterfly||2012||2:06.80||6th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3:59.46 (heats only)||8th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3:57.50||4th|
|World Championships||100m Butterfly||2011||57.96||8th|
|Commonwealth Games||50m Butterfly||2010||27.15||6th|
|European Championships||100m Butterfly||2010||59.16||10th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||2008||3:59.33||GOLD|
|World Short Course Championships||100m Butterfly||2012||56.66||BRONZE|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3:51.85||4th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3:53.02||BRONZE|
|European Short Course Championships||100m Butterfly||2011||56.67||SILVER|
|4x50m Medley Relay||1:48.74||4th|
|European Junior Championships||100m Butterfly||2006||1.00.74||SILVER|
|British Championships||100m Butterfly||2012||58.06||BRONZE|
|ASA Championships||200m Butterfly||2012||2:08.59||GOLD|
In the Pool
Greatest achievement to date: 200m Butterfly at the Olympic Trials. To swim a three second personal best in the heats was crazy, I definitely did not expect to swim that fast.
Aspiration: Now I am on my way to Beijing I want to win a medal at an Olympics and break a World Record.
Who has been greatest influence on you: Family. No matter what, they are always there for me.
Out of the Pool
One thing you can’t live without: My pink elephant which my grandparents gave to me when I was born. Also, I love yoghurts I eat 3 or 4 a day. My favourite flavour is banana and custard.
Tip for the top: Never give in. You come back stronger after a setback.
Life after swimming: No idea - that will hopefully be a long way away.
Band/Music: Anything upbeat. I quite like dance music