Jazz Carlin Swimmer

  • DOB

    17 Sep 1990
  • Coach

    David McNulty
  • Club

    National Centre Bath
  • Main event

    Distance Freestyle
  • Best result

    Olympic Silver Medallist
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 12
    • 7
    • 4
Jazz Carlin Torso 4/7/16

Jazz Carlin had a stellar 2016 season as she became Team GB's first double medallist of the Rio 2016 Games after taking silver in both the Women's 400m and 800m Freestyle.

Her Olympic results mirrored those achieved at the LEN European Aquatics Championships in London earlier in 2016 as she again claimed continental silvers over the 400m and 800m Freestyle.

Carlin (Wales) has won medals at every level of international competition up to the Olympic Games and will be trying to gain qualification for her first Olympic Games this summer. 

Three Domestic titles at the British Championships in London, 200m, 400, and 800m Freestyle were all hers. She then headed out to her fourth World Championships in Russia where she took bronze in the 800m Freestyle.

She hit top form in 2014, winning the Commonwealth, European and British titles over 800m Freestyle as well as European and British gold and Commonwealth silver in the 400m Freestyle, lowering her Welsh records over 200m, 400m and 800m Freestyle over the course of the season.

2013 was the comeback season for Carlin, bouncing back with a hat-trick of golds across 400m, 800m and 1500m Freestyle at the 2013 British Gas Swimming Championships then a fourth-place finish in the 400m Freestyle at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona.

The combination of recurring tonsillitis and glandular fever disrupted her progress during the 2011 and 2012 seasons, preventing her from qualifying for her first Olympics.

Carlin proved she was more than just a relay swimmer as she became the first Welsh female swimmer in 80 years to win two medals at one Commonwealth Games by scooping 200m Freestyle silver and 400m Freestyle bronze in Delhi in 2010.

Carlin’s international breakthrough came in 2009 when she was selected for the World Championship team after two bronze medals and a silver at the British Swimming Championships in Sheffield. The Welsh swimmer immediately made her mark at the highest level, helping the British 4x200m Freestyle Relay quartet to bronze in Rome.

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
200m Freestyle 2015 1:56.88
400m Freestyle 2016 4:01.23
800m Freestyle 2014 8:15.54
1500m Freestyle 2013 15:47.26 BR
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
200m Freestyle 2014 1:57.35
400m Freestyle 2015 3:58.07
800m Freestyle 2014 8:08.16 BR
1500m Freestyle 2008 16:46.36
Olympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
400m Freestyle 2016 - Rio 4:01.23 Silver
800m Freestyle 2016 - Rio 8:19.17 Silver
World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
400m Freestyle 2015 - Kazan 4:03.74 4th
800m Freestyle 2015 - Kazan 8:18.15 Bronze
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2015 - Kazan 7:50.60 5th
400m Freestyle 2013 - Barcelona 4:04.03 4th
800m Freestyle 2013 - Barcelona 8:27.48 9th
1500m Freestyle 2013 - Barcelona 16:06.66 9th
400m Freestyle 2011 - Shanghai 4:09.64 15th
800m Freestyle 2011 - Shanghai 8:34.33 16th
4x200m Freestyle relay 2009 - Rome 7:45.51 Bronze
Commonwealth Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
200m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 1:57.26 6th
400m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 4:05.16 Silver
800m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 8:18.11 Gold
200m Freestyle 2010 - Delhi 1:58.29 Silver
400m Freestyle 2010 - Delhi 4:08.22 Bronze
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2010 - Delhi 8:08.50 6th
4x100m Medley relay 2010 - Delhi 4:05.88 4th
400m Freestyle 2006 - Melbourne 4:22.01 10th
800m Freestyle 2006 - Melbourne 8:49.70 8th
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2006 - Melbourne 8:22.63 6th
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
400m Freestyle 2016 - London 4:04.85 Silver
800m Freestyle 2016 - London 8:23.52 Silver
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2016 - London 7:53.97 4th
400m Freestyle 2014 - Berlin 4:03.24 Gold
800m Freestyle 2014 - Berlin 8:15.54 Gold
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2014 - Berlin 7:57.25 6th
200m Freestyle 2010 - Budapesst 1:59.83 12th
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2010 - Budapesst 7:55.29 Bronze
British Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
200m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 1:57.62 Gold
400m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 4:04.33 Gold
800m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 8:27.49 Gold
200m Freestyle 2015 - London 1:56.88 Gold
400m Freestyle 2015 - London 4:03.51 Gold
800m Freestyle 2015 - London 8:21.58 Gold
200m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 1:57.97 Silver
400m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 4:04.68 Gold
400m Freestlye 2013 - Sheffield 4:04.25 Gold
800m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 8:18.36 Gold
800m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 8:18.58 Gold
1500m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 15:47.26 Gold
200m Freestyle 2012 - London 2:00.24 6th
400m Freestyle 2012 - London 4:07.56 4th