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Rebecca Turner

Rebecca Turner enjoyed a consistent junior career, winning 4x200m Freestyle Relay gold at the 2007 and 2008 European Juniors as well as silver in the same event at the 2008 World Youth Championships.

Rebecca Turner Profile

Date of Birth 1st August 1992
Born Rotherham
Team/Club City of Sheffield
Coach Russ Barber
She gradually made the difficult transition to senior swimming, winning her first British Champs medal with 100m Freestyle bronze in 2011.

After finishing an agonising fourth in the 200m Freestyle at the 2011 European Short Course Champs, Rebecca announced herself as a serious individual contender at the 2012 British Champs where she won her first British gold over 200m Freestyle to qualify for London 2012.

She finished 17th in the 200m Free on her Olympic debut and also competed with the British quartet as they finished fifth in the 4x200m Freestyle Relay.

In 2013, Turner collected another two British medals, winning 200m Freestyle silver and 100m Freestyle bronze.

Personal Best

Event Time Year Record
Long Course 50m Freestyle 25.81 2014  
Long Course 100m Freestyle 54.71 2012  
Long Course 200m Freestyle 1:57.65 2012  
Short Course 50m Freestyle 25.20 2013  
Short Course 100m Freestyle 53.69 2011  
Short Course 200m Freestyle 1:54.84 2011  

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
Olympic Games 200m Freestyle 2012 1:58.98 17th
  4x100m Freestyle Relay   3:37.02 (heats) 5th
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   7:52.37 5th
World Championships 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2011 3:39.74 9th
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   7:53.51 6th
European Championships 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2008 3:50.74 9th
World Short Course Championships 100m Freestyle 2012 54.97 25th
  200m Freestyle   1:56.46 11th
  4x100m Freestyle Relay   3:38.23 8th
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   7:45.85 5th
European Short Course Championships 50m Freestyle 2011 25.66 31st
  100m Freestyle   53.88 9th
  200m Freestyle   1:54.84 4th
  4x50m Freestyle Relay   1:40.14 9th
  50m Freestyle 2009 25.62 37th
  100m Freestyle   55.32 42nd
  200m Freestyle   1:57.96 17th
  4x50m Freestyle Relay   1:40.12 6th
World Youth Championships 4x200m Freestyle Relay 2008 8:06.52 SILVER
European Junior Championships 50m Freestyle 2008 28.10 38th
  100m Freestyle   57.40 10th
  200m Freestyle   2:03.26 7th
  4x100m Freestyle Relay   3:52.33 7th
  4x100m Medley Relay   4:13.34 5th
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   8:08.82 GOLD
  100m Freestyle 2007 58.39 13th
  4x100m Freestyle Relay   3:48.99 SILVER
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   8:11.46 GOLD

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
British Championships 100m Freestyle 2014 55.40 BRONZE
  200m Freestyle   1:59.17 5th
  100m Backstroke   1:02.72 12th
  100m Freestyle 2013 55.59 BRONZE
  200m Freestyle   1:58.88 SILVER
  100m Freestyle 2012 54.83 BRONZE
  200m Freestyle   1:57.65 GOLD
  50m Freestyle 2011 26.40 6th
  100m Freestyle   55.86 BRONZE
  200m Freestyle   1:59.63 4th
  50m Freestyle 2010 26.72 9th
  100m Freestyle   56.62 7th
  200m Freestyle   2:00.58 7th
  50m Freestyle 2009 26.75 13th
  100m Freestyle   56.32 7th
  200m Freestyle   2:01.74 7th
  50m Freestyle 2008 27.11 14th
  100m Freestyle   57.86 24th
  200m Freestyle   2:04.40 26th
  50m Freestyle 2007 27.37 18th
  100m Freestyle   58.37 8th
  200m Freestyle   2:06.73 26th
  400m Freestyle   4:28.20 36th
  50m Freestyle 2006 27.88 23rd
  100m Freestyle   1:00.81 27th
  200m Freestyle   2:09.46 27th
ASA Championships 50m Freestyle 2012 26.05 6th
  100m Freestyle   55.99 BRONZE
  200m Freestyle   1:59.11 SILVER
  50m Freestyle 2011 26.15 4th
  100m Freestyle   55.52 SILVER
  200m Freestyle   1:58.66 BRONZE
  400m Freestyle   4:14.38 4th
  50m Freestyle 2010 26.60 6th
  100m Freestyle   56.32 SILVER
  200m Freestyle   2:01.01 BRONZE

In The Pool

Who has been greatest influence on you: My coach and my parents.

Swimming goals: To win an Olympic medal.

When did you begin swimming: I learned when I was about four-years old. I started swimming competitively from about eight.

Out Of The Pool

Tip for the top: Do your best and go with the flow.

Life after swimming: Not sure yet.


Films: Disney's Up.

Food: Pizza, Cereal.

Hobbies: Spending time with my boyfriend.


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