Jazz Carlin /

Jazz Carlin

Date of Birth

17 September 1990

Sport

Swimming

From

Swansea

Twitter

@JazzCarlin

Biography

Jazmin Carlin exploded onto the swimming scene after she made her name alongside GB's golden girl Rebecca Adlington.

The Swansea-based swimmer competed for GB at the World Championships in Rome 2009 in the 4x200m Freestyle as part of team which consisted of Beijing medallists Jo Jackson and Rebecca Adlington. Not only did they come away with the bronze medal but also a new European and British record.

Swindon-born Jazz was first introduced to the pool when her Dad took her to the local pool at just 10 months old. From there she joined a local club at just five and then 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. She competed for Wales in the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne where she finished eighth in the final of the 800m Freestyle. She has competed in India for Wales twice, in the Commonwealth Youth Games 2008 in Pune and at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, where she won a silver medal in the 200m and bronze in the 400m.

At the British Championships in March 2011, the 21 year-old set personal bests and Welsh records in the 400m and 800m freestyles to qualify for the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai in July.

 

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