Jacob Whittle Swimmer

  • DOB

    25 Sep 2004
  • Coach

    Mel Marshall
  • Club

    British Swimming Performance Centre, Loughborough
  • Main event

    Freestyle
  • Best result

    European Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 3
    • 5
    • 4
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Jacob Whittle won his first medals at World and Commonwealth level in 2022, with the athlete taking advantage of the busy summer to cement his name on the international stage.

The 2022 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest began the summer for Whittle, with the athlete taking bronze in the 4x200m Freestyle Relay. He then moved on to the Birmingham Commonwealth Games with Team England, where he earned a gold and three silver medals - all in team events. His summer then concluded at the European Aquatics Championships in Rome, where he came home with a medal of each colour, also across three relay events.

The highlight of Jacob’s 2022 British Swimming Championships came in the 100m Freestyle. The Loughborough Performance Centre swimmer clinched bronze in an Age Group Record time, and he will hope to move things on again during a packed summer. 

At the Tokyo Olympics, Whittle – the youngest member of the Team GB swimming outfit – made the semi-final in the 100m Freestyle, after just missing out on a semi-final spot in the 4x100m Freestyle Relay. These results will be encouraging as he transitions from a flourishing junior career into more senior international competitions. 

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 trained under Jamie Main at Derventio eXcel for the bulk of his fledgling career before linking up with Mel Marshall at the British Swimming Performance Centre in Loughborough.

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
World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
100m Freestyle 2022 - Budapest 48.19 12th
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2022 - Budapest 3:11.14 4th
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2022 - Budapest 7:04.00 Bronze
Mixed 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2022 - Budapest 3:26.10 4th
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
100m Freestyle 2022 - Rome 49.35 23rd
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2022 - Rome 3:12.70 Bronze
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2022 - Rome 7:12.38 6th
4x100m Medley Relay 2022 - Rome 3:35.45 4th
Mixed 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2022 - Rome 3:26.79 Silver
Mixed 4x200m Freestyle Relay 2022 - Rome 7:40.84 Gold
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 - Budapest 3:27.37 Gold
Commonwealth Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
100m Freestyle 2022 - Birmingham 48.61 6th
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2022 - Birmingham 3:11.73 Silver
Mixed 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2022 - Birmingham 3:28.03 Silver
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2022 - Birmingham 7:07.50 Silver
4x100m Medley Relay 2022 - Birmingham 3:35.88 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 2022 - Sheffield 22.81 10th
100m Freestyle 2022 - Sheffield 48.24 Bronze
200m Freestyle 2022 - Sheffield 1:49.80 10th
50m Freestyle 2019 - Glasgow 23.75 20th
100m Freestyle 2019 - Glasgow 50.37 11th
200m Freestyle 2019 - Glasgow 1:52.36 21st