Max Litchfield Swimmer

  • DOB

  • Coach

    Dave Hemmings
  • Club

    National Centre Loughborough
  • Main event

    Individual Medley
  • Best result

    European medallist
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 4
    • 1
    • 3
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Max Litchfield continued to lead the way in British men's Individual Medley swimming in 2019, following up his maiden senior European medals the year before with a first international title at the European Short Course Championships. 

After reaching the final of the 400m Individual Medley at the World Championships in Gwangju and ultimately finishing seventh, Litchfield produced a stunning swim on home soil, as Glasgow hosted the European short-course event, to secure the gold medal in that same category. 

The year before, Litchfield missed the Commonwealth Games in the spring of 2018 through injury but worked hard on his rehabilitation to be back for the European Championships - again in Glasgow - where he claimed silver and bronze in the 400m and 200m Medley events respectively.

The 2017 World Championships in Budapest delivered agonisingly close finishes for Litchfiel,d as he ranked fourth in both the Men's 200m and 400m Individual Medley events, despite setting new Commonwealth and British records respectively. 

Earlier that year, the National Centre Loughborough athlete had a home crowd on their feet as he showed his quality by winning gold in both the 200m and 400m Individual Medleyz with dominant performances at the British Championships. 

The 2016 Olympic Games were a debut outing for Litchfield as part of Team GB - and he came within touching distance of a maiden Olympic medal at the first time of asking. 

He reached the final of the 400m Individual Medley and smashed his personal best on the way to an incredibly close fourth-placed finish in the showpiece. 

Ahead of the Games, Litchfield competed at the London-held European Aquatics Championships, achieving finals berths in both the 200m and 400m Medley events, after clinching victory in the 400m category to take his maiden national title in a time of 4:12.05 earlier in the year - a display that saw him dip under the qualification time for Rio 2016 and therefore book that Olympic spot. 

A European Championships debut in Berlin came in 2014, when he finished seventh in the final of the 400m IM. Litchfield also achieved 12th-placed finishes in both the 400m IM and 1500m Freestyle for Team England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. 

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
200m Individual Medley 2017 1:56.64
400m Individual Medley 2017 4:09.62 BR
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
100m Individual Medley 2019 54.18
200m Individual Medley 2018 1:53.21
400m Individual Medley 2018 4:00.18
Olympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
400m Individual Medley 2016 - Rio 4:11.62 4th
World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
400m Individual Medley 2019 - Gwangju 4:14.75 7th
200m Individual Medley 2017 - Budapest 1:56.86 4th
400m Individual Medley 2017 - Budapest 4:09.62 4th
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
200m Individual Medley 2018 - Glasgow 1:57.96 Bronze
400m individual Medley 2018 - Glasgow 4:11.00 Silver
400m Freestyle 2016 - London 3:51.30 16th
200m Backstroke 2016 - London 2:02.29 25th
200m Individual Medley 2016 - London 2:00.71 7th
400m Individual Medley 2016 - London 4:15.10 5th
200m Freestyle 2014 - Berlin 1:51.38 45th
400m Freestyle 2014 - Berlin 3:54.18 31st
400m Individual Medley 2014 - Berlin 4:14.97 4th
Commonwealth Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
1500m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 15:33.87 12th
400m Individual Medley 2014 - Glasgow 4:25.08 12th
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2014 - Glasgow 7:12.66 4th
British Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
200m Freestyle 2019 - Glasgow 1:48.22 6th
200m Individual Medley 2019 - Glasgow 1:59.73 5th
400m Individual Medley 2019 - Glasgow 4:10.94 Gold
200m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 1:47.48 5th
400m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 3:46.20 Bronze
200m Individual Medley 2017 - Sheffield 1:58.10 Gold
400m Individual Medley 2017 - Sheffield 4:10.63 Gold
400m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 3:49.11 5th
200m Individual Medley 2016 - Glasgow 2:00.32 7th
400m Individual Medley 2016 - Glasgow 4:12.05 Gold
200m Freestyle 2015 - London 1:49.98 10th
400m Freestyle 2015 - London 3:48.59 5th
200m Individual Medley 2015 - London 2:01.51 7th
200m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 1:50.89 14th
400m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 3:49.87 5th
200m Individual Medley 2014 - Glasgow 2:01.64 4th
400m Individual Medley 2014 - Glasgow 4:16.61 Bronze
800m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 8:13.18 9th
200m Individual Medley 2013 - Sheffield 2:03.12 9th
100m Backstroke 2012 - London 58.51 47th
200m Backstroke 2012 - London 2:06.97 37th
200m Individual Medley 2012 - London 2:05.75 15th
400m Individual Medley 2012 - London 4:29.65 19th