18 August 1984 |
Hastings, England, Great Britain
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||60 kg (132 lb)|
|College team||Loughborough University|
Lisa Chapman (born 18 August 1984 in Hastings, England) is a retired English swimmer, who specialized in freestyle and individual medley events. She is a single-time Olympian and a silver medalist at the European Short Course Championships (both in 2004). Chapman also attended Loughborough University, where she played for the swimming team under head coach Ian Armiger.
Chapman qualified for the women's 4×100 m freestyle relay, as a member of Team GB at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. She finished fourth in the 100 m freestyle from the Olympic trials in Sheffield, posting a relay entry time of 56.17. Teaming with Melanie Marshall, Karen Pickering, and Kathryn Evans in the final, Chapman posted a lifetime best and a split of 55.49 to anchor the last 50 metres of the race. She helped out the Brits to pull off a sixth-place effort in a final time of 3:40.82, almost 5 seconds behind the world record set by the winning Aussies.
Four months after competing in her first Olympics, Chapman earned her first career medal, a sterling silver, in the 100 m individual medley at the 2004 European Short Course Swimming Championships in Vienna, Austria (1:00.88).
On 7 November 2005 Chapman made her decision to retire from swimming, and instead pursued coaching opportunities around the pool.
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