Daniel Jervis Swimmer

  • DOB

    9 Jun 1996
  • Coach

    Adam Baker
  • Club

    Swansea University
  • Main event

    Distance Freestyle
  • Best result

    Commonwealth Medallist
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 12
    • 2
    • 2

Daniel Jervis has won medals at two Commonwealth Games and appeared at three World Championships in the distance Freestyle events, alongside making his maiden Olympic appearance at Tokyo 2020.

Jervis' two major competitions over the summer of 2022 saw him place 14th, 10th and 7th in the 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle events respectively at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, before a sole appearance in the 400m Freestyle final at Birmingham's Commonwealth Games saw the Team Wales athlete touch in eighth place.

The 2022 British Swimming Championships were a successful one for Dan, with the Swansea Aquatics swimmer picking up a hat-trick of British titles in the 400m, 800m and 1500m Freestyle. With the World Championships in Budapest and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on the agenda for the summer, the Welshman was looking to build on his fifth place in the 1500m at the Tokyo Olympics last year, where he swam well on his Games debut. 

The Adam Baker-coached distance freestyle athlete went clear to dip under the 1500m consideration time at the British Swimming Selection Trials in London, before going on to place fifth in the final in that event at the European Championships.

A bronze in the 1500m at the 2014 Commonwealths in Glasgow was followed by a silver on the Gold Coast four years later.

The year of 2019 brought his second appearance at a Worlds event, a 13th-placed finish in the 1500m and 17th in the 400m coming three months after he claimed both of those titles at the British Championships. 

As well as securing 1500m Freestyle silver, Jervis also raced the 400m Freestyle at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018, narrowly missing out on the podium to finish fourth. This followed on from a gold and bronze in the 1500m and 400m events respectively at the British Championships that March. 

Illness, though, meant Jervis had to withdraw from his events at the European Championships later that year. 

The 2017 World Championships in Budapest provided a first Worlds outing for the City of Swansea Aquatics athlete, and he registered a top-20 finish in the 1500m Freestyle after claiming the British title over that distance at the national championships. 

Jervis' debut to the senior international scene for Britain came at the European Championships in London in 2016. He competed in two events, the Men's 800m and 1500m Freestyle, in front of a home crowd at the London Aquatics Centre.

In 2014, he came away from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games a bronze medallist for Wales after he placed third in the 1500m Freestyle on his debut at that level. 

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
400m Freestyle 2019 3:46.44
800m Freestyle 2020 7:41.81
1500m Freestyle 2019 14:46.51
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
400m Freestyle 2015 3:42.63
800m Freestyle 2015 7:49.31
1500m Freestyle 2016 14:32.44
Olympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
1500m Freestyle 2021 - Tokyo 14:55.48 5th
World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
1500m Freestyle 2023 - Fukuoka 14:57.88 14th
800m Freestyle 2023 - Fukuoka 7:55.92 23rd
400m Freestyle 2022 - Budapest 3:48.66 14th
800m Freestyle 2022 - Budapest 7:50.55 10th
1500m Freestyle 2022 - Budapest 14:48.86 7th
400m Freestyle 2019 - Gwangju 3:50.90 17th
1500m Freestyle 2019 - Gwangju 15:01.50 13th
1500m Freestyle 2017 - Budapest 15:07.97 18th
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
1500m Freestyle 2021 - Budapest 14:58.42 5th
800m Freestyle 2021 - Budapest 7:57.39 17th
800m Freestyle 2016 - London 7:58.45 11th
1500m Freestyle 2016 - London 15:09.69 13th
Commonwealth Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
400m Freestyle 2022 - Birmingham 3:51.19 8th
400m Freestyle 2018 - Gold Coast 3:48.08 4th
1500m Freestyle 2018 - Gold Coast 14:48.67 Silver
400m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 3:52.44 10th
1500m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 14:55.33 Bronze
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2014 - Glasgow 7:15.96 6th
British Swimming Selection Trials
Event Year Time/Score Result
400m Freestyle 2021 - London 3:47.61 Bronze
800m Freestyle 2021 - London 7:50.33 Gold
1500m Freestyle 2021 - London 14:51.49 Gold
British Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
800m Freestyle 2023 - Sheffield 7:41.81 Gold
1500m Freestyle 2023 - Sheffield 14:46.95 Gold
400m Freestyle 2022 - Sheffield 3:46.44 Gold
800m Freestyle 2022 - Sheffield 7:50.35 Gold
1500m Freestyle 2022 - Sheffield 14:58.63 Gold
200m Freestyle 2019 - Glasgow 1:50.39 12th
400m Freestyle 2019 - Glasgow 3:47.57 Gold
1500m Freestyle 2019 - Glasgow 14:46.51 Gold
400m Freestyle 2018 - Edinburgh 3:52.78 Bronze
1500m Freestyle 2018 - Edinburgh 15:01.87 Gold
400m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 3:49.21 7th
800m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 7:56.72 Gold
1500m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 14:51.48 Gold
400m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 3:53.33 10th
1500m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 15:09.81 9th
400m Freestyle 2015 - London 3:55.36 11th
800m Freestyle 2015 - London 8:02.31 Silver
1500m Freestyle 2015 - London 15:13.91 4th
200m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 1:53.62 36th
400m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 3:57.13 15th
1500m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 15:52.62 14th