Post-Rio spotlight on...swimming



Post-Rio spotlight on...swimming

20 November 2016 / 16:00


Adam Peaty (Gold: 100m breaststroke; Silver: 4x100m medley relay)

James Guy (Silver: 4x200m freestyle relay, 4x100m medley relay)

Duncan Scott (Silver: 4x200m freestyle relay, 4x100m medley relay)

Stephen Milne (Silver: 4x200m freestyle relay)

Daniel Wallace (Silver: 4x200m freestyle relay)

Chris Walker-Hebborn (Silver: 4x100m medley relay)

Jazz Carlin (Silver: 400m freestyle, 800m freestyle)

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor (Silver: 200m individual medley)




MEN: Craig Benson (200m breaststroke); Jack Burnell (10km open water); James Guy (200m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 100m butterfly; 4x200m freestyle relay, 4x100m medley relay); Cameron Kurle (200m freestyle); Max Litchfield (400m IM); Ieuan Lloyd (200m IM); Stephen Milne (400m freestyle, 1500m freestyle; 4x200m freestyle relay); Ross Murdoch (100m breaststroke); Adam Peaty (100m breaststroke, 4x100m medley relay); Ben Proud (50m freestyle, 100m freestyle); Robbie Renwick (4x200m freestyle relay); Duncan Scott (100m freestyle, 4x200m freestyle relay, 4x100m medley relay); Tim Shuttleworth (1500m freestyle); Chris Walker-Hebborn (100m backstroke, 4x100m medley relay); Dan Wallace (200m IM; 4x200m freestyle relay); Andrew Willis (200m breaststroke)

WOMEN: Jazz Carlin (400m freestyle, 800m freestyle, 4x200m freestyle relay); Katie Clark (synchronised swimming); Georgia Coates (200m freestyle, 4x200m freestyle relay, 4x100m medley relay); Georgia Davies (100m backstroke, 4x100m medley relay); Eleanor Faulkner (200m freestyle, 4x200m freestyle relay); Olivia Federici (synchronised swimming); Fran Halsall (50m freestyle); Camilla Hattersley (800m freestyle, 4x200m freestyle relay); Hannah Miley (200m IM, 400m IM); Siobhan-Marie O’Connor (200m IM, 4x100m medley relay); Keri-Anne Payne (10km open water); Molly Renshaw (100m breaststroke; 200m breaststroke); Chloe Tutton (100m breaststroke, 200m breaststroke, 4x100m medley relay); Aimee Willmott (200m butterfly, 400m IM)


The Rio recap

Team GB ruled the pool at Rio 2016, bringing home six medals in what was their biggest haul in over a century.

And nobody could have epitomised Team GB’s quest for domination in Rio than Adam Peaty, who brushed aside his opponents in his 100m freestyle heat with a new world record, before going on to break it once more in the final to win our first medal of the Games.

Just moments later, Jazz Carlin made it a night to remember for Team GB with silver in the 400m freestyle, and from there, the medals began to tumble in for the Brits.


Siobhan-Marie O’Connor became the first British female to win an Olympic medal in the 200m individual medley with silver, before the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay team – of James Guy, Stephen Milne, Duncan Scott and Dan Wallace – bagged a medal of the same colour later that night.

Carlin became the first British athlete to win two medals at Rio 2016 as she took another silver in the 800m freestyle, before the men’s 4x100m medley relay team – Peaty, Guy, Scott and Chris Walker-Hebborn – rounded off a successful campaign in the pool with silver, just 1.29 seconds off a gold medal.


Did you know? As a child, Adam Peaty had an acute fear of water and wouldn’t even go in the bath

Where to from here?

As our swimmers slowly start to return to the pool following a well-earned break post-Rio, they will be building up to the next competitions on their calendar, with plenty of medals to be won between now and Tokyo 2020.

For our open water swimmers, the FINA World Cup series starts as early as February, in Argentina, and continue throughout the year.

For our pool swimmers, the 2017 British Championships descend on Sheffield in April, before the World Championships take place from July 14-30 in Budapest.

Did you know? Away from the pool, Jazz Carlin is also a qualified personal trainer

Ones to watch


Jack Burnell


While Jack Burnell’s Olympic debut didn’t go exactly how he had planned, being disqualified in the 10km open water final, the European silver medallist has great potential to be on the podium in four years’ time.

The 23-year-old is determined to right the wrongs of Rio at Tokyo 2020, and become the first British open water Olympic medallist since Keri-Anne Payne and Cassie Patten in Beijing.



Chloe Tutton


At just 20 years old, Chloe Tutton burst onto the scene at this year’s British Swimming Championships, securing her place in the Team GB squad for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

There, Tutton finished fourth in the 200m breaststroke final and helped the 4x100m medley relay to a new national record, and is hotly tipped to shine at Tokyo 2020.

Sportsbeat 2016