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.
|100m Freestyle||2021 - Tokyo||48.11||13th|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay||2021 - Tokyo||3:13.17||9th|
|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|
|50m Freestyle||2021 - London||22.55||Bronze|
|100m Freestyle||2021 - London||48.76||4th|
|200m Freestyle||2021 - London||1:49.12||9th|
|50m Freestyle||2019 - Glasgow||23.75||20th|
|100m Freestyle||2019 - Glasgow||50.37||11th|
|200m Freestyle||2019 - Glasgow||1:52.36||21st|