Marco Loughran /

Marco Loughran

Date of Birth

24 March 1989

Sport

Swimming

From

London

Biography

An impressive display as a junior saw Marco pick up a silver medal in the 2005 European Youth Olympics, a bronze medal in the 4x100m medley relay in the 2006 European Championships and a gold medal in the 100m Backstroke at the European Junior Championships in 2007, along with three silver medals in the 50m and 100m Backstroke and the 4x100m medley relay.

Marco swam for GB at the 2009 European Championships in Rome in the 100m and 200m Backstroke and the 50m Freestyle.

In Delhi 2010, Marco's best finish was 4th place in the 100m backstroke.

Marco returned home to the UK, taking a year out of his studies at the University of Florida in order to prepare for the Olympic Games. He resumed training at the Surrey Sports Park with Chief Coach Richard Garfield & his coaching team at Guildford City and the University of Surrey Swim Squad.

His Olympic debut at London 2012 kick-started the action at the Aquatics Centre for Wales. He swam in the 200m backstroke, finishing
seventh in his heat which unfortunately wasn't enough to secure him a place in the semi-finals, but he's already looking ahead to Rio 2016 and a top three finish at the next World Championships.