Brodie Williams Swimmer

  • DOB

    18 Mar 1999
  • Coach

    David McNulty
  • Club

    British Swimming Performance Centre, Bath
  • Main event

    Backstroke/Individual Medley
  • Best result

    European Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 3
    • 7
    • 1
Brodie Williams Headshot 2023

Brodie Williams is a versatile backstroke and individual medley athlete who has won European and Commonwealth Gold - cementing his position on the British Swimming team for the 2023 World Aquatics Championships following a successful 2022.

Williams' 2022 summer campaign began at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, with the athlete achieving a best finish of fourth in the 200m Backstroke final. The Commonwealth Games in Birmingham with Team England then followed, with Williams taking three medals from three events, the highlight being a spectacular victory in the 200m Backstroke final. he then rounded off his summer with a trio of events at the European Aquatics Championships in Rome.

A hat-trick of silver medals was won by Brodie at the 2022 British Swimming Championships. With the 400m Individual Medley, the 100m and 200m Backstroke all providing success for the Bath British Swimming Performance Centre swimmer, the upcoming World Championships and Commonwealth Games are now the next step on his international journey.

His two events at the Tokyo Olympic Games gave a glimpse of what is to come. A solid heat performance in the 400m Individual Medley was followed by an impressive heat swim in the 200m Backstroke, which set him up for his first Olympic semi-final. Finishing 15th in the event, solid experience was gained. 

Williams - who was coached in Bath by Jol Finck and then David McNulty - beat the Olympic consideration time in the Men's 400m Individual Medley at April's British Swimming Selection Trials, before going on to compete in that event and the 100m and 200m Backstroke at his second European Championships, in Budapest. 

The Bath Centre man, who was previously based at the Millfield School training programme under Euan Dale, showed how effectively he had made the transition from the junior to senior ranks in becoming a European champion back in 2018. He reached the semi-finals of both the 100m and 200m Backstroke events in Glasgow, where he ultimately finished 10th and 11th. He also played his part in the gold medal-winning relay of the Men's 4x100m Medley.

Williams made a trip to the British Championship podium in 2018 as he claimed silver in the 200m Backstroke which helped secure him his first call-up to a senior international competition representing Great Britain.

His 2017 season finished with a great learning experience as he reached the 400m Individual Medley final of the World Junior Swimming Championship in Indianapolis.

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
100m Backstroke 2019 54.23
200m Backstroke 2022 1:55.16
200m Individual Medley 2018 2:03.15
400m Individual Medley 2021 4:12.95
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
100m Backstroke 2016 53.26
200m Backstroke 2016 1:55.19
200m Individual Medley 2016 2:00.85
400m Individual Medley 2016 4:13.90
Olympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
400m Individual Medley 2021 - Tokyo 4:17.27 21st
200m Backstroke 2021 - Tokyo 1:57.73 15th
World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
200m Backstroke 2023 - Fukuoka 1:57.93 11th
200m Backstroke 2022 - Budapest 1:56.16 4th
400m Individual Medley 2022 - Budapest 4:13.89 10th
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
100m Backstroke 2022 - Rome 55.65 21st
200m Backstroke 2022 - Rome 1:59.69 13th
400m Individual Medley 2022 - Rome 4:20.55 11th
400m Individual Medley 2021- Budapest 4:23.81 19th
200m Backstroke 2021- Budapest 2:02.52 16th
100m Backstroke 2021- Budapest 55.00 30th
100m Backstroke 2018 - Glasgow 54.60 11th
200m Backstroke 2018 - Glasgow 1:58.65 10th
4x100m Medley Relay 2018 - Glasgow 3:30.44 Gold
Commonwealth Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
100m Backstroke 2022 - Birmingham 53.91 Silver
200m Backstroke 2022 - Birmingham 1:56.40 Gold
4x100m Medley Relay 2022 - Birmingham 3:31.80 Gold
British Swimming Selection Trials
Event Year Time/Score Result
400m Individual Medley 2021 - London 4:12.95 Silver
200m Backstroke 2021 - London 1:58.76 Bronze
100m Backstroke 2021 - London 54.90 4th
British Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
100m Backstroke 2023 - Sheffield 54.60 5th
200m Backstroke 2023 - Sheffield 1:57.18 Silver
100m Backstroke 2022 - Sheffield 54.68 Silver
200m Backstroke 2022 - Sheffield 1:57.90 Silver
400m Individual Medley 2022 - Sheffield 4:14.69 Silver
50m Backstroke 2018 - Edinburgh 26.55 11th
100m Backstroke 2018 - Edinburgh 55.52 5th
200m Backstroke 2018 - Edinburgh 2:00.29 Silver
100m Backstroke 2017 - Sheffield 56.00 8th
200m Backstroke 2017 - Sheffield 2:02.91 11th
100m Backstroke 2016 - Glasgow 56.67 16th
200m Backstroke 2016 - Glasgow 2:01.30 6th
100m Backstroke 2015 - London 58.60 27th
200m Backstroke 2015 - London 2:05.22 16th