Jacob Whittle Swimmer

  • DOB

  • Coach

    Jamie Main
  • Club

    Derventio eXcel/L'boro NC
  • Main event

  • Best result

    European Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 1
    • 1
    • 1
Jacob Whittle cutout 21

Jacob Whittle is the youngest British Swimming athlete heading to Tokyo for this summer's Olympic Games after a brilliant sequence of swims in 2021. 

The 16-year-old was one of many to make his senior international debut for GB at May's European Championships in Budapest. 

That meet brought him maiden senior titles on the global stage, with Whittle contributing to Mixed 4x100m Freestyle gold and a silver in the Men's 4x100m Freestyle event, as a sign of the valuable relay efforts he can offer in Tokyo. He also competed individually in the 50m and 100m Freestyle contests.

Earlier in the year, he competed in strong fields across all three sprint freestyle events at the British Swimming Selection Trials, finishing third in the 50m to set a new British age-group record. He broke the 100m Freestyle age-group mark at June's Glasgow Meet.

Whittle has trained under Jamie Main at Derventio eXcel for the bulk of his fledgling career and has more recently worked with Mel Marshall at the Loughborough National Centre.

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
50m Freestyle 2021 22.40
100m Freestyle 2021 48.11
200m Freestyle 2021 1:48.10
Olympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
100m Freestyle 2021 - Tokyo 48.11 13th
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2021 - Tokyo 3:13.17 9th
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
50m Freestyle 2021 - Budapest 22.65 32nd
100m Freestyle 2021 - Budapest 48.78 17th
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2021 - Budapest 3:14.29 Silver
Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay 2021 3:27.37 Gold
British Swimming Selection Trials
Event Year Time/Score Result
50m Freestyle 2021 - London 22.55 Bronze
100m Freestyle 2021 - London 48.76 4th
200m Freestyle 2021 - London 1:49.12 9th
British Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
50m Freestyle 2019 - Glasgow 23.75 20th
100m Freestyle 2019 - Glasgow 50.37 11th
200m Freestyle 2019 - Glasgow 1:52.36 21st