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.