Jack Burnell Swimmer

  • DOB

  • Coach

    Dave Hemmings
  • Club

    National Centre Loughborough
  • Main event

  • Best result

    European Medallist
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 3
    • 3
    • 2
Jack Burnell - Torso

Jack Burnell is currently Great Britain's top marathon swimmer having competed at an Olympic Games and three FINA World Championships.

Burnell stormed to his first victory of 2017 at the FINA World Cup in Abu Dhabi beating Olympic medallists on route to claiming the gold medal. At the 2017 World Championships, Burnell finished an agonising fourth behind Olympic Champion Ferry Weertman (Netherlands). 

Burnell raced against the best in Rio as he competed in the Marathon Swimming event that began from the Copacabana Beach after he earned the first named quota place for the 2016 Olympic Games with his fifth place finish at the World Championships in 2015

Earlier in 2016, Burnell placed himself on the European Open Water Championship podium as he claimed silver in the 10km in Hoorn, Netherlands.

The 2015 World Championships in Kazan saw  Burnell record his best major international performance to date when he finished fifth in the 10km marathon.

Burnell (England) recorded two top ten finishes at the European Championships in Berlin back in 2014, a sixth and seventh place finish in the 10km and 5km team respectively. Earlier in the year, he claimed a bronze at the British Champs in 1500m Freestyle at Glasgow’s Tollcross pool.

His first World Championships was a saw continued progress, finishing just 15 seconds behind the first place finisher in 15th in the 10km.

He secured a top 10 finish with eighth at the second leg of the FINA Marathon Swimming World Cup in Argentina before sealing a spot on the open water team bound for the Barcelona World Championships with a fourth-place finish at the Portuguese Nationals.

Jack landed his first British Champs podium finish with 1500m Freestyle bronze at the London Aquatics Centre in 2012 before turning his attention to open water for the 2013 season.

His first international stripes came in 2010, finishing fourth in the 1500m Freestyle at the 2010 European Junior Championships in Helsinki, having placed seventh in his first British Gas Swimming Championship final over the same distance earlier in the year.

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
400m Freestyle 2012 3:54.04
800m Freestyle 2013 7:58.29
1500m Freestyle 2014 15:14.64
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
400m Freestyle 2012 3:48.15
800m Freestyle 2009 8:03.70
1500m Freestyle 2013 14:48.20
Olympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
Marathon (10km Open Water) 2016 - Rio DQ
World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
Mixed 5km Open Water 2019 - Gwangju 55:31.10 11th
10km Open Water 2019 - Gwangju 1:48:09.90 12th
10km Open Water 2017 - Budapest 1:52:00.80 4th
10km Open Water 2015 - Kazan 1:50:05.8 5th
10km Open Water 2013 - Barcelona 1:49:30.6 15th
FINA World Cup
Event Year Time/Score Result
10km 2017 - Abu Dhabi 1:45:54.60 Gold
10km 2016 - Abu Dhabi 1:47:47.00 Silver
10km 2015 - Hungary 1:41:41.93 Gold
10km 2015 - Mexico 1:42:06.00 Gold
10km 2015 - Abu Dhabi 1:57:53.60 Silver
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
10km 2018 - Glasgow 1:49:37.1 7th
Team Event 2018 - Glasgow 52:51.3 4th
10km Open Water 2016 - Hoorn 1:55:21.20 Silver
10km Open Water 2014 - Berlin 1:50:04.1 6th
5km Open Water 2014 - Berlin 58:06.5 7th
British Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
1500m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 15:22.10 6th
400m Individual Medley 2015 - London 4:27.19 8th
400m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 3:56.77 14th
1500m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 15:14.64 Bronze
400m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 3:55.97 12th
800m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 7:58.29 Silver
1500m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 15:16.12 Silver
400m Freestyle 2012 - London 3:54.04 7th
1500m Freestyle 2012 - London 15:20.13 Bronze