James Guy Swimmer

  • DOB

    26 Nov 1995
  • Coach

    Jol Finck
  • Club

    National Centre Bath
  • Main event

  • Best result

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

    • 16
    • 4
    • 4
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James Guy made his full senior international debut at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona and has medalled at every major benchmark meet since, including medals most recently at the 2016 Olympics and 2017 World Championships.

An action packed schedule in Budapest for James Guy saw him compete in six events and medal in three. An individual bronze came 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 that saw a new British record set and on the final night of racing in Budapest, he collected silver as part of the Men's 4x100m Medley Relay quartet.

In Rio Guy claimed two medals with silver in both the Men's 4x200m Freestyle and 4x100m Medley relays, both in British record time. James also competed individually in the 200m and 400m Freestyle events where he secured finals berths and finished fourth and seventh respectively.

The double Olympic silver medallist impressed the home crowd at the 2017 British Swimming Championships by winning four gold medals and securing his place on the plane to Budapest. 

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

James (England) showed his real potential at the 2015 World Championships by winning a breathtaking individual gold in the Men's 200m Freestyle, followed up by a silver in the 400m Freestyle.  He achieved gold for a second time in Kazan, sensationally anchoring the 4x200m freestyle relay to a historic gold medal and onto the top of the podium.

The 2015 season also saw him claim two British titles at the London Aquatics Centre in the 200m and 400m Freestyle event.

In 2014, James laid down a signal of intent with a hat-trick of golds at the British Swimming Championships, taking the touch in the 200m Freestye, 400m Freestyle and 200m Butterfly, and breaking the British record in the 400m Freestyle.

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.

2013 was the year that 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 bronze in both the 200m and 400m Freestyle events. 

He followed that up with double gold (200m Freestyle, 4x200m Freestyle) at his second European Junior Championships in Poznan, then made his senior international debut at the World Championships in Barcelona.

James made a positive international debut at the 2012 European Junior Championships in Antwerp, Belgium, taking bronze in the 400m Freestyle.

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 2017 3:28.95 BR
Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay 2017 - Budapest 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 2016 50.85
200m Butterfly 2014 1:55.22
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
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
Commonwealth Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
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
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
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
British Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
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