Anna Hopkin Swimmer

  • DOB

    None
  • Coach

    Mel Marshall
  • Club

    National Centre Loughborough
  • Main event

    Sprint Freestyle
  • Best result

    Olympic Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 8
    • 3
    • 2
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Anna Hopkin's Olympic debut in Tokyo follows hot on the heels of some brilliant performances in the early stages of 2021. 

The Loughborough National Centre athlete - who trains under Mel Marshall - made Olympic consideration times in both the Women's 50m and 100m Freestyle events at April's British Swimming Selection Trials, before heading to the European Championships in Budapest to claim four gold medals and one bronze.

The golds came as part of a stunning team relay performance across the board, with Hopkin contribuing to victories in the Women's 4x100m Freestyle and 4x100m Medley, as well as the same events in the mixed category. There was also individual bronze in the Women's 100m Freestyle. 

Hopkin made her World Championships debut in 2019, reaching the 50m Freestyle final to cap off a fine breakthrough year.

Showing her promise, Hopkin also placed 13th in the 100m Freestyle event before capping off her year by helping the Great Britain team to silver medals in the Mixed 4x50m Freestyle Relay at the European Short Course Championships in Glasgow.

Following that, with the 2020 season on hold, Hopkin made the switch the National Centre Loughborough to work with Marshall, whom she had already built a rapport with at previous international championships.

At her maiden European Championships in Glasgow in 2018, Hopkin helped Great Britain achieve fourth in the Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay. Individually, she achieved top-20 finishes in both the 50m and 100m Freestyle events.

Hopkin also formed part of the bronze medal-winning 4x100m Freestyle Relay quartet for Team England on the Gold Coast earlier that year, as well as making the final in both of her individual events.

The 'pocket rocket' claimed her debut national title in the 50m Freestyle at the 2017 British Championships, going one better than her silver medal finish the previous year. She has since won that 50m gold again, in 2019. 

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
50m Freestyle 2019 24.34
100m Freestyle 2021 52.75 BR
50m Butterfly 2019 26.72
Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay 2021 3:37.58 WR
Mixed 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2021 3:22.07
4x100m Medley Relay 2021 3:54.01
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2021 3:33.96 BR
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
50m Freestyle 2018 23.70
100m Freestyle 2019 51.90
50m Butterfly 2018 25.94
Olympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay 2021 - Tokyo 3:37.58 Gold
100m Freestyle 2021 - Tokyo 52.83 7th
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2021 - Tokyo 3:33.96 5th
World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
50m Freestyle 2019 - Gwangju 24.40 7th
100m Freestyle 2019 - Gwangju 53.65 13th
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
100m Freestyle 2021 - Budapest 53.43 Bronze
50m Freestyle 2021 - Budapest 24.78 7th
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2021 - Budapest 3:34.17 Gold
4x100m Medley Relay 2021- Budapest 3:54.01 Gold
Mixed 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2021 - Budapest 3:22.07 Gold
Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay 2021 - Budapest 3:38.82 Gold
50m Freestyle 2018 - Glasgow 25.53 19th
100m Freestyle 2018 - Glasgow 54.94 15th
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2018 - Glasgow `3:37.26 4th
Commonwealth Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
50m Freestyle 2018 - Gold Coast 25.28 7th
100m Freestyle 2018 - Gold Coast 55.03 8th
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2018 - Gold Coast 3:38.40 Bronze
British Swimming Selection Trials
Event Year Time/Score Result
50m Freestyle 2021 - London 24.79 Gold
100m Freestyle 2021 - London 53.49 Silver
British Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
50m Freestyle 2019 - Glasgow 24.99 Gold
100m Freestyle 2019 - Glasgow 54.02 Silver
50m Butterfly 2019 - Glasgow 26.95 4th
50m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 25.07 Gold
100m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 54.94 4th
50m Butterfly 2017 - Sheffield 27.64 9th
50m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 25.39 Silver
100m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 55.50 4th
50m Freestyle 2015 - London 26.02 7th