James Wilby Swimmer

  • DOB

    12 Nov 1993
  • Coach

    Dave Hemmings
  • Club

    National Centre Loughborough
  • Main event

    Breaststroke
  • Best result

    Commonwealth Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 4
    • 7
    • 4
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James Wilby returned to top-level form in 2017 after a couple of seasons affected by illness and then became a Commonwealth and European Champion in an action-packed 2018 season.

Wilby took a trio of medals on the Gold Coast to make him one of Team England's most successful swimming athletes, with bronze in the 50m and silver in the 100m Breaststroke, following his title over the 200m race.

Two individual silver medals in the 100m and 200m Breaststroke events were followed by gold on the final day of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships in the 4x100m Medley Relay.

His Commonwealth results were preceded by three trips to the podium at the 2018 British Championships, with gold again in the 200m Breaststroke. He took double silver over the 50m and 100m distances in Edinburgh.

He faced illness in early 2015 which hampered both his 2015 and 2016 seasons but has returned to form and made two trips the British podium in 2017, he claimed silver and bronze in the Men's 200m and 100m Breaststroke events respectively and secured his place on the world's team.

A Commonwealth Games call-up for Team England in 2014 proved fruitful as he was part of the Men's 4x100m Medley that won gold in front of the Glasgow crowd.

James started his swimming career representing York City Baths club for many years until his move to Loughborough University to continue his studies in Chemistry alongside training.

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
50m Breaststroke 2018 27.37
100m Breaststroke 2018 58.64
200m Breaststroke 2018 2:08.05
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
50m Breaststroke 28.22 2016
100m Breaststroke 2015 1:00/07
200m Breaststroke 2014 2:10.80
World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
200m Breaststroke 2017 - Budapest 2:11.51 18th
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
50m Breaststroke 2018 - Glasgow 27.44 17th
100m Breaststroke 2018 - Glasgow 58.64 Silver
Men's 200m Breaststroke 2018 - Glasgow 2:08.29 Silver
4x100m Medley Relay 2018 - Glasgow 3:30.44 Gold
Commonwealth Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
50m Breaststroke 2018 - Gold Coast 27.37 Bronze
100m Breaskstroke 2018 - Gold Coast 59.43 Silver
200m Breaststroke 2018 - Gold Coast 2:08.05 Gold
4x100m Medley Relay 2018 - Gold Coast 3:31.13 Silver
50m Breaststroke 2014 - Glasgow 28.60 11th
100m Breaststroke 2014 - Glasgow 1:01.07 7th
200m Breaststroke 2014 - Glasgow 2:11.53 6th
4x100m Medley Relay 2014 - Glasgow 3:31.51 Gold
British Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
50m Breaststroke 2018 - Edinburgh 27.81 Silver
100m Breaststroke 2018 - Edinburgh 1:00.05 Silver
200m Breaststroke 2018 - Edinburgh 2:12.02 Gold
50m Breaststroke 2017 - Sheffield 28.37 6th
100m Breaststroke 2017 - Sheffield 1:00.05 Bronze
200m Breaststroke 2017 - Sheffield 2:10.01 Silver
100m Breaststroke 2016 - Glasgow 1:00.05 Bronze
200m Breaststroke 2016 - Glasgow 2:10.19 4th
100m Breaststroke 2015 - London 1:00.31 Bronze
200m Breaststroke 2015 - London 2:11.11 7th
50m Breaststroke 2014 - Glasgow 28.53 12th
100m Breaststroke 2014 - Glasgow 1:00.84 4th
200m Breaststroke 2014 - Glasgow 2:11.38 4th
200m Breaststroke 2013 - Sheffield 2:15.72 10th