James Guy Swimmer

  • DOB

    26 Nov 1995
  • Coach

    Jol Finck / Euan Dale
  • Club

    Millfield
  • Main event

    Freestyle
  • Best result

    Double World Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 8
    • 2
    • 4
James Guy Torso 4/7/16

James Guy showed his real potential in Kazan in 2015 by winning individual gold and silver and helping the 4x200m Freestyle relay team to the top of the podium. 

Guy (England) had a hugely successful 2015 season, claiming himself two British titles at the London Aquatics Centre in the 200m and 400m free event, before going on to land himself two world titles in the 200m free and the 4x200 free relay.

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

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 Champs sealing himself bronze in both the 200m and 400m free 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, lowering his British Age Group record (17 yrs) to finish fifth in the 400m Freestyle, then setting another British Age Group record (17 yrs) as the lead-off in the 4x200m Freestyle Relay as the British quartet finished seventh.

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


Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
200m Freestyle 2015 1:45.14 BR
400m Freestyle 2015 3:43.75 BR
100m Butterfly 2016 52.15
200m Butterfly 2015 1:57.09
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
200m Freestyle 2015 1:49.93 BR
400m Freestyle 2014 3:36.35 BR
100m Butterfly 2013 52.95
200m Butterfly 2014 1:55.22
World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
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 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