Jazz Carlin /

Jazz Carlin

Date of Birth

17 September 1990

Sport

Swimming

From

Swansea

Twitter

@JazzCarlin

Biography

Now an established name in British and Welsh swimming, 23 year-old Jazz Carlin exploded onto the scene back in 2009 when she returned from the World Championships in Rome with a bronze medal from the 4x200m freestyle.

The Swansea-based swimmer then went on to end a spell of 36 years without a medal for Welsh female swimmers by winning Wales' first medal of the Delhi 2010 Games, silver in the 200m freestyle, before going on to scoop the bronze in the 400m freestyle just four days later.

First introduced to swimming when her Dad took her along to the local pool at just 10 months old, Jazz went on to join her local Swindon club at just five and moved to Wales to train with the Swansea Performance squad at 16 years-old.

She has been competing since she was 11 so is no stranger to the limelight and has already represented Wales at two Commonwealth Games, making her Commonwealth debut in Melbourne 2006 where she finished eighth in the final of the 800m freestyle.

A period of injury and illness put a halt to Jazz's dreams of competing at the London 2012 Olympics but not one to go down without a fight, she earned selection to compete for GB at the 2013 World Championships where she came fourth, missing out on a bronze by just seven one thousandths of a second.

Jazz is a qualified personal trainer and is enrolled on a Business and Accountancy degree at Swansea University, whilst also coaching at local clubs and schools in her spare time.