Jemma Lowe made her senior breakthrough in 2008 as she claimed individual medals at both the World and European Short Course Championships, topped the podium with the British 4x100m Medley Relay quartet at the European Championships and reached the 100m Butterfly final on her Olympic debut at Beijing 2008.
Jemma Lowe Profile
|Date of Birth||31st March 1990|
|Team/Club||British Gas ITC Swansea|
Lowe continued her progress in 2011, reaching both the 100m and 200m Butterfly finals at the World Championship in Shanghai, then claiming silver in both events at the European Short Course Championships at the end of the year.
She finished sixth in the 200m Butterfly at the London 2012 Olympic Games then landed more international short course medals with 100m and 200m Butterfly bronze at the World Short Course Championships in Istanbul.
After scooping her first British titles since 2008 with 100m and 200m Fly gold at the 2013 British Gas Swimming Champs, Lowe travelled to her third World Championships in Barcelona where her best finish was ninth in the 100m Fly.
|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||2013||58.46||9th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3:58.67||6th|
|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||200m Butterfly||2013||2:04.51||BRONZE|
|4x50m Medley Relay||1:48.74||4th|
|European Junior Championships||100m Butterfly||2006||1.00.74||SILVER|
|British Championships||100m Butterfly||2013||58.02||GOLD|
|ASA Championships||200m Butterfly||2012||2:08.59||GOLD|
In The Pool
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