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|
|Team/Club||British Gas ITC Bath|
|Coach||Dave McNulty / Graeme Antwhistle|
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.
|Long Course 100m Breaststroke||1:08.04||2012|
|Long Course 50m Butterfly||26.83||2013|
|Long Course 200m Individual Medley||2:10.53||2013|
|Long Course 400m Individual Medley||4:44.47||2013|
|Short Course 200m Freestyle||1:56.70||2013|
|Short Course 100m Breaststroke||1:08.84||2012|
|Short Course 100m Butterfly||58.96||2013|
|Short Course 100m Individual Medley||59.72||2012|
|Short Course 200m Individual Medley||2:08.85||2012|
|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||2012||1:58.62||11th|
|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|
|200m Individual Medley||2:19.11||6th|
|British Championships||100m Breaststroke||2013||1:09.31||6th|
|200m Individual Medley||2:12.12||SILVER|
|200m Individual Medley||2:15.49||6th|
|200m Individual Medley||2:15.94||5th|
|400m Individual Medley||4:58.90||8th|
|200m Individual Medley||2:18.93||9th|
|400m Individual Medley||5:02.42||24th|
|200m Individual Medley||2:25.19||30th|
|ASA Championships||100m Freestyle||2012||56.20||6th|
|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.