James Guy Swimmer

  • DOB

    None
  • Coach

    David McNulty
  • Club

    National Centre Bath
  • Main event

    Freestyle/Butterly
  • Best result

    Olympic Medallist & World Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 24
    • 10
    • 7
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James Guy has medalled at every major benchmark meet since his senior international debut at the 2013 World Championships - including relay and individual golds at separate Worlds. 

Guy swam the butterfly leg as part of the Men's 4x100m Medley Relay team that stunned the USA to secure victory in the event in Gwangju in 2019, four years on from his 200m Freestyle and 4x200m Freestyle Relay triumphs in Kazan. 

The 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast - his second outing for Team England - saw Guy claim five medals, including four silvers - three in the relays and one in the Men's 100m Butterfly - and a 400m Freestyle bronze. 

He then went on to pick up four more medals at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, three of them relay golds and an individual bronze in the 100m Butterfly. He narrowly missed out on a podium finish in the 200m Freestyle, ranking fourth overall.

An action-packed schedule at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest saw Guy medal in three of the six events in which he competed. 

An individual bronze came his way in the Men's 100m Butterfly, where he broke an eight-year-old British record twice on the way to his podium finish. Guy also helped Britain successfully defend the Men's 4x200m Freestyle world title - an effort which brought a new British record with it - and, on the final night of racing in Budapest, he collected silver as part of the Men's 4x100m Medley Relay quartet, swimming the butterfly leg.

At Rio 2016, Guy claimed two silver medals on his Olympic debut. They came in the Men's 4x200m Freestyle and 4x100m Medley relays, both in British record time. The National Centre Bath athlete also competed individually in the 200m and 400m Freestyle events, securing finals berths in both and finishing fourth and sixth respectively.

Earlier in 2016, he secured the Men's 4x100 Medley Relay title at the European Championships, along with an individual continental bronze in the 200m Freestyle.

Guy truly showed his potential at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan by winning a breathtaking individual gold in the Men's 200m Freestyle, followed up by a silver in the 400m Freestyle.  He then achieved gold for a second time at the Worlds when he anchored the Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay quartet to a historic victory and on to the top of the podium. 

In 2014, the Bury-born swimmer laid down a signal of intent with a hat-trick of golds at the British Championships, taking the touch in the 200m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle and 200m Butterfly events - and breaking the British Men's 400m Freestyle record in the process. 

He won his first senior international medal later in the season, lowering the British record again to claim 400m Freestyle bronze for England on his Commonwealth debut at Glasgow 2014.

The previous year saw Guy make his mark among the senior ranks of British Swimming when he made it on to the podium at the British Championships, sealing himself a bronze in both the 200m and 400m Freestyle events. 

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
200m Freestyle 2015 1:45.14 BR
400m Freestyle 2015 3:43.75 BR
100m Butterfly 2017 50.67 BR
200m Butterfly 2017 1:55.91
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2017 7:01.70 BR
4x100m Medley Relay 2019 3:28.10 ER
Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay 2017 3:41.56 ER
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
200m Freestyle 2016 1:42.22 BR
400m Freestyle 2014 3:36.35 BR
100m Butterfly 2018 50.66
200m Butterfly 2018 1:55.08
Olympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
200m Freestyle 2016 - Rio 1:45.49 4th
400m Freestyle 2016 - Rio 3:44.68 6th
100m Butterfly 2016 - Rio 52.10 14th
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2016 - Rio 7:03.13 Silver
4x100m Medley Relay 2016 - Rio 3:29.24 Silver
World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
100m Butterfly 2019 - Gwangju 51.62 7th
200m Freestyle 2019 - Gwangju 1:45.95 11th
Mixed 4x100m Medley 2019 - Gwangju 3:40.68 Bronze
4x100m Medley Relay 2019 - Gwangju 3:28.10 Gold
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2019 - Gwangju 3:11.81 5th
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2019 - Gwangju 7:02.04 5th
200m Freestyle 2017 - Budapest 1:45.36 5th
400m Freestyle 2017 - Budapest 3:45.58 6th
100m Butterfly 2017 - Budapest 50.83 Bronze
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2017 - Budapest 7:01.70 Gold
4x100m Medley Relay 2017 - Budapest 3:28.95 Silver
Mixed 4x100m Medley 2017 - Budapest 3:41.56 5th
200m Freestyle 2015 - Kazan 1:45.14 Gold
400m Freestyle 2015 - Kazan 3:43.75 Silver
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2015 - Kazan 7:04.33 Gold
4x100m Medley relay 2015 - Kazan 3:30.67 4th
400m Freestyle 2013 - Barcelona 3:47.96 5th
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2013 - Barcelona 7:12.00 8th
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
200m Freestyle 2018 - Glasgow 1:46.20 4th
100m Butterfly 2018 - Glasgow 51.42 Bronze
4x100m Freestyle Realy 2018 - Glasgow 3:17.31 10th
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2018 - Glasgow 7:05.32 Gold
4x100m Medley Relay 2018 - Glasgow 3:30.44 Gold
Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay 2018 - Glasgow 3:40.18 Gold
200m Freestyle 2016 - London 1:46.42 Bronze
400m Freestyle 2016 - London 3:52.91 27th
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2016 - London 7:10.73 6th
4x100m Medley Relay 2016 - London 3:52.15 Gold
Commonwealth Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
200m Freestyle 2018 - Gold Coast 1:46.40 4th
400m Freestyle 2018 - Gold Coast 3:45.32 Bronze
100m Butterfly 2018 - Gold Coast 51.31 Silver
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2018 - Gold Coast 3:15.25 Silver
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2018 - Gold Coast 7:08.57 Silver
4x100m Medley Relay 2018 - Gold Coast 3:31.13 Silver
200m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 1:46.84 6th
400m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 3:44.58 Bronze
100m Butterfly 2014 - Glasgow 52.63 6th
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2014 - Glasgow 7:12.66 4th
British Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
200m Freestyle 2019 - Glasgow 1:46.34 Silver
100m Butterfly 2019 - Glasgow 51.97 Gold
200m Butterfly 2019 - Glasgow 1:56.51 Gold
400m Freestyle 2018 - Sheffield 3:54.87 Silver
50m Butterfly 2018 - Edinburgh 24.24 Gold
200m Butterfly 2018 - Edinburgh 1:58.05 Gold
200m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 1:45.55 Gold
400m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 3:44.74 Gold
100m Butterfly 2017 - Sheffield 51.52 Gold
200m Butterfly 2017 - Sheffield 1:55.91 Gold
200m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 1:45.19 Gold
400m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 3:43.84 Gold
100m Butterfly 2016 - Galsgow 52.15 Gold
100m Freestyle 2015 - London 49.80 6th
200m Freestyle 2015 - London 1:46.32 Gold
400m Freestyle 2015 - London 3:44.16 Gold
200m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 1:47.54 Gold
400m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 3:45.15 Gold
100m Butterfly 2014 - Glasgow 52.55 Gold
200m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 1:48.29 Bronze
200m Freestyle 2012 - London 1:50.38 13th
400m Freestyle 2012 - London 3:57.08 19th
100m Butterfly 2012 - London 55.60 43rd
200m Butterfly 2012 - London 2:00.93 11th
200m Individual Medley 2012 - London 2:06.39 34th
400m Individual Medley 2012 - London 4:26.24 16th