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Siobhan-Marie O’Connor

After reaching two finals on an encouraging European Junior Championship debut in 2010, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor burst on to the scene in 2011, winning 200m Individual Medley gold at the ASA National Championships to secure a place at the World Championships in Shanghai.

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor Profile

Date of Birth 29th November 1995
Born Bath
Team/Club British Gas GBR National Performance Centre, Bath
Coach Dave McNulty / Graeme Antwhistle
Before the Worlds, she won three golds (including both individual medleys) and a silver at her second European Junior Championships in Belgrade. She then rose to the occasion on her senior international bow in China, reaching the semi-finals of the 200m IM before finishing 13th.

She booked her place as the youngest swimmer on the London 2012 Olympic team with 100m Breaststroke gold at the 2012 British Gas ASA National Championships, then went on to finish 21st in the 100m Breast and eighth in the 4x100m Medley Relay.

After winning her first major medal with 100m Individual Medley bronze at the 2012 European Short Course Championships in France, O'Connor won her first British medals in 2013 with silver in both the 200m Individual Medley and 50m Butterfly.

At the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, O'Connor impressed to reach the 200m Individual Medley final before ultimately finishing eighth.

Personal Best

Event Time Year Record
Long Course 100m Freestyle 54.46 2014  
Long Course 200m Freestyle 1:56.59 2014  
Long Course 100m Breaststroke 1:08.04 2012  
Long Course 50m Butterfly 26.45 2014  
Long Course 100m Butterfly 58.34 2014  
Long Course 200m Individual Medley 2:09.63 2014 NR
Long Course 400m Individual Medley 4:44.47 2013  
Short Course 200m Freestyle 1:55.26 2013  
Short Course 100m Breaststroke 1:08.84 2012  
Short Course 100m Butterfly 58.96 2013  
Short Course 100m Individual Medley 58.26 2013 BR
Short Course 200m Individual Medley 2:06.73 2013  

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
Olympic Games 100m Breaststroke 2012 1:08.32 21st
  4x100m Medley Relay   3:59.46 8th
World Championships 50m Butterfly 2013 26.98 27th
  200m Individual Medley   2:12.03 8th
  200m Individual Medley 2011 2:13.26 13th
European Short Course Championships 200m Freestyle 2013 1:56.69 10th
  100m Individual Medley   58.26 BRONZE
  200m Individual Medley   2:06.73 SILVER
  4x50m Freestyle Relay   1:40.26 9th
  4x50m Medley Relay   1:46.56 4th
  200m Freestyle 2012 1:58.62 11th
  50m Butterfly   26.94 17th
  100m Individual Medley   59.72 BRONZE
  200m Individual Medley   2:08.85 4th
  100m Individual Medley 2011 1:01.40 11th
  200m Individual Medley   2:11.64 13th
  400m Individual Medley   4:46.98 21st
European Junior Championships 200m Individual Medley 2011 2:14.71 GOLD
  400m Individual Medley   4:46.61 GOLD
  4x100m Freestyle Relay   3:46.42 SILVER
  4x100m Medley Relay   4:09.34 GOLD
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   8:14.88 4th
  100m Butterfly 2010 1:02.85 8th
  200m Individual Medley   2:19.11 6th

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
British Championships 200m Freestyle 2014 1:56.59 GOLD
  100m Butterfly   58.42 SILVER
  200m Individual Medley   2:09.71 GOLD
  100m Breaststroke 2013 1:09.31 6th
  50m Butterfly   26.83 SILVER
  200m Individual Medley   2:12.12 SILVER
  200m Breaststroke 2012 2:33.84 8th
  100m Butterfly   1:00.57 9th
  200m Individual Medley   2:15.49 6th
  50m Breaststroke 2011 33.71 12th
  200m Breaststroke   2:33.29 6th
  200m Individual Medley   2:15.94 5th
  400m Individual Medley   4:58.90 8th
  50m Freestyle 2010 27.05 15th
  100m Freestyle   58.43 22nd
  100m Breaststroke   1:12.18 16th
  200m Breaststroke   2:38.00 17th
  100m Butterfly   1:02.11 12th
  200m Individual Medley   2:18.93 9th
  400m Individual Medley   5:02.42 24th
  50m Freestyle 2009 27.58 28th
  100m Freestyle   1:00.35 45th
  100m Breaststroke   1:16.52 40th
  200m Breaststroke   2:44.24 36th
  200m Individual Medley   2:25.19 30th
ASA Championships 100m Freestyle 2012 56.20 6th
  100m Breaststroke   1:08.04 GOLD
  200m Individual Medley 2012 2:11.86 GOLD
  200m Individual Medley 2011 2:14.14 GOLD
  400m Individual Medley   4:50.54 4th

In The Pool

Aspirations: To win a gold medal at the Olympics.

Who has been greatest influence on you: My supportive family, current coaches and team mates.

Swimming goals: To be as good as I can be.

When did you begin swimming: I started competitive swimming when I was 10.

Out Of The Pool

Ultimate relaxation: Chilling by the pool reading a book on holiday.

Tip for the top: You get out what you put in.

Life after swimming: Would like to do more travelling and have a successful career which earns me enough money to do this.

How would you like to be remembered: Someone who loves to race and is a good team mate.


Films: Too many! Forrest Gump, Mean Girls, The Blindside,

Band/Music: LOTS! Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, Deadmau5 to name a few.

Food: Strawberries and sweets.

Hobbies: Shopping and spending time with friends.

Last book read: One Day by David Nicholls.


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