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Jazmin
Carlin
Great BritainGreat Britain, GBR
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
17 September 1990
Height
176 cm
Residence
Bath, ENG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Accounting, Business - Swansea University: Wales

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She joined a swimming programme at age five.
Why this sport?
"My dad used to take me to the local swimming pool when I was younger. I began to get competitive with my dad and have little races against him. I decided to join a 'learn to swim' programme."
Club / Team
National Centre Bath: England
Name of coach
Dave McNulty [personal], GBR
Training Regime
She swims an average of 80 kilometres a week.

International Debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Rome, ITA

General Interest

Nicknames
Jazz, Pitbull ["My coach called me Pitbull because he said that I've got that drive and determination and sometimes he has to pull me back. It's definitely a funny name to be called, but it's a nice compliment."] (bbc.co.uk, 30 Sep 2010; jazzcarlin.com, 08 Mar 2013; jazzcarlin.com, 02 Jul 201)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver medals in the 400m and 800m at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (bbc.co.uk, 06 Oct 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (swimming.org, 25 Mar 2014)
Injuries
In early 2018 she suffered from an illness that later developed into pneumonia after she had competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (bbc.co.uk, 29 Jun 2018)

She had glandular fever in 2011 that stopped her competing at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. She also missed out on qualification for the 2012 Olympic Games due to the illness. (jazzcarlin.com, 08 Mar 2013; uk.eurosport.yahoo.com, 30 Nov 2011)
Awards and honours
She was flag bearer for Wales at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (itv.com, 03 Apr 2018)

She was named the 2014 Athlete of the Year by British Swimming. (swimswam.com, 19 Dec 2014)

She was named the 2013 Sportswoman of the Year by the Swindon Advertiser newspaper in England. (jazzcarlin.com, 28 Feb 2014)
Other sports
She has represented Great Britain in open water swimming, and placed 14th in the 10km at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Nov 2018; bbc.co.uk, 06 Oct 2017)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (swimserpentine.co.uk, 09 Oct 2017)
Other information
COMPETITIVE BREAK
In September 2018 British Swimming announced that she was taking a break from competitive swimming. The statement did not provide an expected return date. "Jazz Carlin is taking time out at the moment to get ready for the season after a difficult year with illness and injury." (bbc.co.uk, 24 Sep 2018)

POST-RIO BLUES
She says it took her several months to get over the high of winning two silver medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "I definitely struggled a lot after getting back into training following Rio, but after talking to so many different athletes, that seems the norm. I felt a little bit down after having it in the back of my mind for so long and so it felt really strange that it was all over, but I'm really excited and motivated again now." (teamgb.com, 24 Jan 2017)