University of Bath swimmer Calum Jarvis confirms retirement after brilliant career featuring Olympic, World and European gold

02 August 2022

Olympic, World and European Champion Calum Jarvis, who studied and trains at the University of Bath, has confirmed his retirement from competitive swimming following the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Jarvis, who studied Sports Performance and has been part of the British Swimming Performance Centre Bath squad for the past 11 years, helped Wales set a new 4x200m freestyle relay national record of 7:10.64 in his final race on Monday.

Calum Jarvis (second from left) with fellow Olympic 4x200m freestyle relay gold-medallists Matt Richards, Duncan Scott, James Guy and Tom Dean

It was in that event that Jarvis, coached by David McNulty at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, won the three biggest medals of his career – gold at the 2015 and 2017 World Championships, and gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. He was part of an all Bath-based quartet that stormed to victory in the heats, alongside Tom Dean, James Guy and Matt Richards.

Jarvis, who also won individual 200m freestyle bronze at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, said: “I’ve been to all of the major competitions and got silverware, and not everyone in their sporting career gets to do that. I’m very grateful for the opportunities I’ve had, and a big thank you to everyone who’s been a part of that journey as well. I couldn’t have done it without their support.”

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