Jemma Lowe /

Jemma Lowe

Date of Birth

31 March 1990

Sport

Swimming

From

Hartlepool

Biography

Jemma Lowe is one of the most experienced members of the Wales swimming camp and is rising in prominence in her events.

The former University of Florida student has been competing for 12 years and first swam for Britain in 2004. Since then she has gone from strength to strength finishing sixth at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne 2006 in the 200m butterfly as well as claiming two silvers at the European Junior Championships in the same year.

Jemma - whose father is from Cardiff - also had a fantastic 2007 and in August at the National Championships in Sheffield she set a new British Senior Record for the 100m Butterfly in a time of 58.73 seconds. This talented swimmer is also the Welsh record holder for the 50m and 100m Butterfly and British record holder for the 200m butterfly which she set on the way to becoming British Champion at the Olympic trials in Sheffield in April 2008.

It was the 2008 British Championships that helped see Jemma one step closer to reaslising her dream of competing at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. She became one of seven British athletes to make the qualifying grade for the Games and went on to compete in the 100m and 200m butterfly, as well as the Women's 4x100m medley relay. She finished sixth in the 100m final and reached the semi-finals of the 200m coming in ninth place and was also part of the women's relay that came in fourth in a European record time.

2008 also saw Jemma win three individual gold medals at the Commonwealth Youth Games in India.

She took a bronze medal in the 100-metre butterfly in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Shortly after, Lowe took the decision to move to the British Gas ITC in Swansea to prepare for London 2012.

She finished 8th Jemma Lowe in 100m butterfly at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai.

She competed at her second Olympic Games in 2012. She finished sixth in the 200m butterfly final with a time of 58.06 seconds. She was also a member of the eighth-place British team in the 4x100m medley relay.

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