Francesca Halsall Swimmer

  • DOB

    12 Apr 1990
  • Coach

    James Gibson
  • Club

    National Centre Loughborough
  • Main event

    Freestyle Sprinter
  • Best result

    World Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 34
    • 23
    • 15
Fran Halsall Torso 4/7/16

This year sees Francesca's tenth anniversary representing her country having first competed in 2006 and in that time she has won medals at European, Commonwealth and world levels including gold at the 2015 World Championships in the 4x100m Medley relay which also saw a World record for Great Britain.

Halsall (England) contributed to a history making moment as she was part of the relay quartet who took gold in the mixed 4x100m Medley relay at the Kazan 2015 World Championships. She also managed to secure two further final berths in the 50m Butterfly and Freestyle, finishing sixth and seventh respectively.

Earlier in the year she took a trio of medals at the British Champs in London with a title in the 50m Freestyle event.

2014 saw a return to form for Halsall, a haul of five medals the domestic championships including three golds and two bronzes. Then went on to take two Commonwealth titles for Team England at Glasgow 2014, in the 50m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly, before wrapping up the season with an additional five medals at the European Championships in Berlin.

The 2013 World championships in Barcelona saw her secure a bronze medal in the 50m Freestyle, reaffirming her position on the elite stage. Following surgery in 2011 Fran made a strong comeback securing herself a place in both the 50m and 100m Freestyle finals at the London Olympics.

2010 brought international acclaim for Halsall after claiming 10 medals across the European Championships and Delhi Commonwealth Games that years.

At 19-years old, Halsall lifted her first World Championship medal, clocking a British record to claim 100m Freestyle silver at the 2009 Championships in Rome.

Her Olympic debut came in 2008 reaching the 100m Freestyle final after swimming all three relays on her World Championship debut in 2007 demonstrating her potential

Halsall was just 16 years old when she won her first major senior medals with 4x100m Freestyle and 4x100m Medley Relay for England at the 2006 Commonwealth Games then gold as part of the 4x100m Medley Relay quartet at the 2006 European Championships.

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
50m Freestlye 2014 23.96 BR
100m Freestyle 2009 52.87 BR
50m Backstroke 2014 27.81
50m Butterfly 2014 25.20 BR
100m Butterfly 2010 57.40
4x100m Mixed Medley Relay 2015 - Kazan 3:41.71 WR
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
50m Freestyle 2009 23.44 BR
100m Freestyle 2009 51.19 ER
50m Backstroe 2014 26.42
50m Butterfly 2014 25.29 BR
100m Butterfly 2009 55.71 BR
Olympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
50m Freestyle 2016 - Rio 21.41 4th
4x100m Medley Relay 2016 - Rio 3:56.96 7th
50m Freestyle 2012 - London 24.47 5th
100m Freestyle 2012 - London 53.66 6th
100m Butterfly 2012 - London 58.52 14th
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2012 - London 3:37.02 5th
4x100m Medley Relay 2012 - London 3:59.46 8th
50m Freestyle 2008 - Beijing 24.80 10th
100m Freestyle 2008 - Beijing 54.29 8th
100m Butterfly 2008 - Beijing 58.70 21st
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2008 - Beijing 3:38.18 7th
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2008 - Beijing 7:56.16 9th
4x100m Medley relay 2008 - Beijing 3:57.50 4th
World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
50m Freestyle 2015 - Kazan 24.51 7th
50m Butterly 2015 - Kazan 25.85 6th
4x100m Medley Relay (Mixed) 2015 - Kazan 3:41.71 Gold
50m Freestyle 2013 - Barcelona 24.30 Bronze
50m Butterfly 2013 - Barcelona 25.70 4th
4x100m Medley Relay 2013 - Barcelona 3:58.67 6th
50m Freestyle 2011 - Shanghai 24.60 4th
100m Freestyle 2011 - Shanghai 53.72 4th
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2011 - Shanghai 3:39.74 9th
4x100m Medley Relay 2011 - Shanghai 4:01.09 6th
50m Freestyle 2009 - Rome 24.11 5th
100m Freestyle 2009 - Rome 52.87 Silver
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2009 - Rome 3:36.99 7th
4x100m Medley Relay 2009 - Rome 3:57.03 4th
50m Freestyle 2007 - Melbourne 25:32 11th
100m Freestyle 2007 - Melbourne 54.85 9th
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2007 - Melbourne 3:40.94 8th
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2007 - Melbourne 7:57.02 5th
4x100m Medley Relay 2007 - Melbourne 4:02.18 4th
Commonwealth Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
50m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 23.96 Gold
100m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 53.99 4th
50m Butterfly 2014 - Glasgow 25.20 Gold
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2014 - Glasgow 3:35.72 Silver
4x100m Medley Relay 2014 - Glasgow 3:57.03 Silver
50m Freestyle 2010 - Delhi 24.98 Silver
100m Freestyle 2010 - Delhi 54.57 Bronze
50m Butterfly 2010 - Delhi 26.24 Gold
100m Butterfly 2010 - Delhi 59.84 10th
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2010 - Delhi 3:40.03 Silver
4x100m Medley Relay 2010 - Delhi 4:00.09 Silver
50m Freestyle 2006 - Melbourne 26.34 11th
100m Freestyle 2006 - Melbourne 55.40 4th
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2006 - Melbourne 3:42.69 Silver
4x100m Medley relay 2006 - Melbourne 4:04.61 Silver
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
50m Freestyle 2016 - London 24.44 Silver
50m Backstroke 2016 - London 25.57 Gold
50m Butterfly 2016 - London 25.48 Bronze
4x100m Medley Relay 2016 - London 3:58.57 Gold
4x100m Medley Relay (Mixed) 2016 - London 3:44.56 Gold
50m Freestyle 2014 - Berlin 24.32 Gold
50m Backstroke 2014 - Berlin 27.81 Gold
50m Butterfly 2014 - Berlin 25.39 Bronze
4x100m Medley Relay 2014 - Berlin 3:57.97 Bronze
4x100m Medley Relay (Mixed) 2014 - Berlin 3:44.02 WR Gold
50m Freestyle 2010 - Budapest 24.67 Bronze
100m Freestyle 2010 - Budapest 53.58 Gold
100m Butterfly 2010 - Budapest 57.40 Silver
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2010 - Budapest 3:38.57 Silver
4x100m Medley Relay 2010 - Budapest 3:59.72 Gold
4x100m Medley Relay 2008 - Eindhoven 3:59.33 Gold
50m Freestyle 2006 - Budapest 25.36 9th
100m Freestyle 2006 - Budapest 54.88 4th
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2006 3:41.44 5th
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2006 - Budapest 7:57.86 4th
4x100m Medley Relay 2006 - Budapest 4:02.24 Gold
British Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
50m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 24.48 Gold
100m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 54.53 Silver
50m Freestyle 2015 - London 24.37 Gold
100m Freestyle 2015 - London 54.10 Gold
100m Backstroke 2015 - London 1:00.29 Bronze
50m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 24.51 Gold
100m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 54.21 Gold
50m Backstroke 2014 - Glasgow 28.04 Bronze
50m Butterfly 2014 - Glasgow 25.83 Gold
100m Butterfly 2014 - Glasgow 58.78 Bronze
50m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 24.54 Gold
100m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 54.82 Gold
50m Butterfly 2013 - Sheffield 25.91 Gold
50m Freestyle 2012 - London 24.13 Gold
100m Freestyle 2012 - London 53.57 Gold
100m Butterfly 2012 - London 57.56 Silver