Abbie Wood Swimmer

  • DOB

    2 Mar 1999
  • Coach

    Dave Hemmings
  • Club

    British Swimming Performance Centre, Loughborough
  • Main event

    Individual Medley
  • Best result

    European Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 8
    • 9
    • 8
Abbie Wood Headshot 2023

Following an eye-catching 2022 season, making a number of finals and trips to the podium, Abbie Wood will be looking to replicate her success this summer in Fukuoka at the 2023 World Aquatics Championships.

The 2022 World Aquatics Championships kicked off Wood's summer, with the athlete recording a best finish of fifth in the 4x100m Freestyle Relay. She then enjoyed a successful Commonwealth Games in Birmingham with Team England, as she took five medals, including an individual bronze in the 200m Individual Medley against a field of strong opposition.

Abbie showed off her versatility once again at the 2022 British Swimming Championships, competing in a total of five events throughout the meet. With an outstanding hat-trick of British titles in the 200m Freestyle, 200m Breaststroke and the 200m Individual Medley, she also made finals in the 100m Freestyle and 100m Breaststroke. 

With individual finals in both the 200m Individual Medley and the 200m Breaststroke, Wood made an impression at her debut Olympic Games in Tokyo. Missing out on a medal by just a tenth of a second in the medley event, finishing fourth, she was also unfortunate to miss out with the 4x100m Medley Relay team, finishing in fifth place.

That breakthrough year for Wood saw her gear up for Tokyo by securing  maiden European titles as part of the Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay and Mixed 4x200m Freestyle Relay victories in Budapest, as well as an impressive silver in the Women's 200m Individual Medley.

Wood returned from the enforced break from long-course competition in 2020 to produce a stunning set of swims at the British Swimming Selection Trials, claiming 200m Individual Medley victory and also dipping under the Olympic consideration time in the 200m Breaststroke as well. 

Fresh from being named on the Team GB swimming squad, the David Hemmings-coached athlete looked to make a mark at the 2021 European Championships in Budapest - and it did not take long, with Wood playing a part as Britain's quartet won a brilliant gold in the Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay in a British record time. From there, she went on to claim her first individual European honour with a brilliant swim to take 200m Individual Medley silver, before another relay gold came as part of the Mixed 4x200m Freestyle Relay.

Rewinding the clock, 2018 saw Wood compete at her first Commonwealth Games for England, she competed in the Women's 200m and 400m Individual Medley, finishing seventh and sixth respectively.

She made her mark at the 2017 British Swimming Championships, two visits to the podium secured selection for her debut FINA World Championships in Budapest where she had to wait until the final day of competition to race.

Earlier in 2017, Wood claimed bronze in the Women's 400m Individual Medley in front of a Sheffield crowd before returning to the podium later in the championships to collect silver in the Women's 200m Individual Medley.

2016 saw Wood get an initial taste of the senior swimming scene as she represented Great Britain at the European Championships in London. She competed in three events the 800m Freestyle and then the 200m and 400m Individual Medley.

She was selected to represent Team GB at the first European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2015. It proved a successful meet as Wood won gold in the Women's 400m Individual Medley and then a further two bronze medals in the 200m Individual Medley and in the 4x100m Medley Relay.

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
100m Freestyle 2023 55.01
200m Freestyle 2023 1:57.21
200m Breaststroke 2021 2:21.69
200m Individual Medley 2021 2:09.15
400m Individual Medley 2017 4:37.25
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2021 3:33.96 BR
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
200m Breaststroke 2015 2:27.91
200m Individual Medley 2020 2:04.77
400m Individual Medley 2020 4:25.65
Olympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
200m Breaststroke 2021 - Tokyo 2:23.72 7th
200m Individual Medley 2021 - Tokyo 2:09.15 4th
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2021 - Tokyo 3:33.96 5th
World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2023 - Fukuoka 3:33.90 4th
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2023 - Fukuoka 7:46.63 4th
200m Freestyle 2023 - Fukuoka 1:58.39 18th
200m Breaststroke 2022 - Budapest 2:26.19 8th
200m Individual Medley 2022 - Budapest 2:11.31 12th
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2022 - Budapest 3:35.43 5th
400m Individual Medley 2017 - Budapest 4:47.30 20th
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
200m Individual Medley 2021 - Budapest 2:10.03 Silver
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2021 - Budapest 3:34.17 Gold
Mixed 4x200m Freestyle Relay 2021 - Budapest 7:26.67 Gold
200m Individual Medley 2018 - Glasgow 2:13.65 17th
400m Individual Medley 2018 - Glasgow 4:43.80 10th
800m Freestyle 2016 - London 8:47.04 17th
200m Individual Medley 2016 - London 2:18.06 33rd
400m Individual Medley 2016 - London 4:48.01 16th
Commonwealth Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
200m Breaststroke 2022 - Birmingham 2:26.80 9th
200m Individual Medley 2022 - Birmingham 2:10.68 Bronze
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2022 - Birmingham 3:36.62 Silver
Mixed 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2022 - Birmingham 3:28.03 Silver
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2022 - Birmingham 7:57.11 Bronze
Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay 2022 - Birmingham 3:51.08 Bronze
200m Individual Medley 2018 - Gold Coast 2:13.72 7th
400m Individual Medley 2018 - Gold Coast 4:40.55 6th
European Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
200m Individual Medley 2015 - Baku 2:14.49 Bronze
400m Individual Medley 2015 - Baku 4:41.97 Gold
4x100m Medley Relay 2015 - Baku 4:09.10 Bronze
British Swimming Selection Trials
Event Year Time/Score Result
200m Individual Medley 2021 - London 2:09.23 Gold
200m Freestyle 2021 - London 1:57.48 Silver
100m Breaststroke 2021 - London 1:08.24 5th
200m Breaststroke 2021 - London 2:21.69 Silver
British Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
100m Freestyle 2023 - Sheffield 55.01 4th
200m Freestyle 2023 - Sheffield 1:57.21 Silver
200m Individual Medley 2023 - Sheffield 2:09.46 Silver
100m Freestyle 2022 - Sheffield 55.47 6th
200m Freestyle 2022 - Sheffield 1:57.61 Gold
100m Breaststroke 2022 - Sheffield 1:09.32 5th
200m Breaststroke 2022 - Sheffield 2:24.28 Gold
200m Individual Medley 2022 - Sheffield 2:11.03 Gold
200m Breaststroke 2018 - Edinburgh 2:33.04 6th
200m Butterfly 2018 - Edinburgh 2:22.28 34th
200m Individual Medley 2018 - Edinburgh 2:13.45 Silver
400m Individual Medley 2018 - Edinburgh 4:42.38 Bronze
200m Breaststroke 2017 - Sheffield 2:26.02 5th
200m Individual Medley 2017 - Sheffield 2:12.62 Silver
400m Individual Medley 2017 - Sheffield 4:37.25 Bronze
400m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 4:14.27 17th
200m Breaststroke 2016 - Glasgow 2:35.27 30th
100m Butterfly 2016 - Glasgow 1:04.40 45th
200m Butterfly 2016 - Glasgow 2:17.01 27th
200m Individual Medley 2016 - Glasgow 2:18.31 13th
400m Individual Medley 2016 - Glasgow 4:43.07 Bronze