Event: 100m breaststroke & 200m breaststroke
Date and Place of Birth: 5 August 1988, Glasgow
Coached by: David McNulty & Graeme Antwhistle
Clubs: University of Bath NTC, University of Edinburgh, Glasgow
Date Arrived at Team Bath: September 2009
Michael has trained at the British Swimming’s National Training Centre since 2009 and has rapidly established himself as one of the world’s top breaststokers.
A silver medal for Scotland in the 200m breaststroke at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi was followed by another silver in the same discipline at the London 2012 Olympic Games – one of just three medals won by British swimmers at the Games. He did it in style, breaking the 200m breaststroke British record in all three of his swims at the Olympics.
Michael followed that up with 200m breaststroke silver at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Michael combined training with studying for a Sports Performance degree at the University of Bath, graduating in 2013.
He was voted University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year for 2013 by Students’ Union Sport members. That accolade was followed by the BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) Sportsman of the Year award for 2013.
Watch the video: Michael Jamieson at the Olympic & Paralympic athletes’ parade
Silver – 200m breaststroke, Commonwealth Ganes, Glasgow, Scotland, July 2014
Gold – 200m breaststroke, British Gas Swimming Championships, Glasgow, April 2014
Silver – 200m breaststroke, Olympic Games, London 2012
Silver – 200m breaststroke, Commonwealth Games, Delhi, India, 2010
British Swimming Athlete Profile: Michael Jamieson