Keri-anne Payne was just two days shy of her 17th birthday when she won 400m Freestyle gold at the 2004 European Short Course Championships in Vienna - her first senior international meet.
Keri-anne Payne Profile
|Date of Birth||9th December 1987|
Payne went on become a worldwide star of international open water swimming, clinching the 10km World Championship title for the first time in 2009 before defending it in Shanghai in 2011 then finishing fourth in the same event at London 2012.
She has also won further medals in the pool, notably 400m Individual Medley bronze for England at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
|Long Course 200m Freestyle||1:59.42||2011|
|Long Course 400m Freestyle||4:07.93||2011|
|Long Course 800m Freestyle||8:29.98||2011|
|Long Course 1500m Freestyle||16:06.67||2011||NR|
|Long Course 400m Individual Medley||4:38.30||2008|
|Short Course 200m Freestyle||1:59.52||2010|
|Short Course 400m Freestyle||4:03.60||2004|
|Short Course 800m Freestyle||8.17.61||2009|
|Short Course 400m Individual Medley||4:29.55||2009|
|Olympic Games||10km Marathon||2012||1:57:42.2||4th|
|400m Individual Medley||2008||4:39.69||15th|
|400m Individual Medley||2009||4:40.92||13th|
|World Open Water Championships||10km||2010||2:06:01.4||8th|
|Commonwealth Games||400m Individual Medley||2010||4:41.07||BRONZE|
|400m Individual Medley||4:51.30||6th|
|European Championships||800m Freestyle||2006||8.41.43||8th|
|European Short Course Championships||400m Freestyle||2007||4:06.38||11th|
|200m Individual Medley||2:15.71||19th|
|400m Individual Medley||4:40.78||10th|
|British Championships||200m Freestyle||2012||2:00.31||7th|
|400m Individual Medley||4:44.74||5th|
|200m Individual Medley||2010||2:15.81||4th|
|400m Individual Medley||4:43.17||BRONZE|
|200m Individual Medley||2.13.41||SILVER|
|400m Individual Medley||4:39.89||SILVER|
|200m Individual Medley||2008||2:12.43||SILVER|
|400m Individual Medley||4:38.30||SILVER|
|400m Individual Medley||5:00.37||11th|
|ASA Championships||200m Individual Medley||2010||2:15.38||BRONZE|
In The Pool
Greatest achievement to date: World Champion in 2009 and 2011 and getting the Silver at the Olympics in 2008.
Aspirations Just to be the best I can be and make sure I enjoy myself doing it!
When did you begin swimming I started swimming when I was about 4. I started swimming when my elder brother Mark swam and I wanted to be like him
Life after swimming? Like to get into broadcasting think that would be pretty cool
Out of the Pool
Studies Full time athlete
Other sports I don't have any time for any others.
Ultimate Relaxation Watching TV
One thing you can’t live without My family
Tip for the top Just make sure you are enjoying what you do - you will never reach your full potential if you are not.
Sports Team I love Sale Sharks Rugby Team
Food Just food!
Hobbies Teaching in schools, Duke of Edinburgh Skill force