Lisa Chapman

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Lisa Chapman
Personal information
Nationality  Great Britain
Born (1984-08-18) 18 August 1984 (age 29)
Hastings, England, Great Britain
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle, medley
College team Loughborough University
Coach Ian Armiger

Lisa Chapman (born 18 August 1984 in Hastings, England) is a retired English swimmer, who specialized in freestyle and individual medley events.[1] 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.[2]

Chapman qualified for the women's 4×100 m freestyle relay, as a member of Team GB at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.[3] She finished fourth in the 100 m freestyle from the Olympic trials in Sheffield, posting a relay entry time of 56.17.[4] 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.[5][6][7]

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).[8][9]

On 7 November 2005 Chapman made her decision to retire from swimming, and instead pursued coaching opportunities around the pool.[10]


  1. ^ "Lisa Chapman". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Hickman and Foster head GB team". BBC Sport. 15 November 2004. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Swimming – Women's 4×100m Freestyle Relay Startlist (Heat 1)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Lord, Craig (11 April 2004). "British Olympic Trials, Day 5: Mew Swims 1:00.02 for 100m Breast, 3rd All-Time; Davies Cracks 15 Minutes for 1500 meters; Marshall, Tait, and Turner Also Set National Records as Trials End". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Women's 4×100m Freestyle Heat Final". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 14 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Thomas, Stephen (14 August 2004). "World Record! Women's 400 Freestyle Relay – Australia Passes U.S. on Final Leg". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Australia take record win". BBC Sport. 14 August 2004. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  8. ^ Whitten, Phillip (11 December 2004). "Russia's Prilukov Outduels Britain's Davies in 1500m Free, Dutch Women Set Medley Relay Mark on Day 3 of Euro Short Course Champs". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  9. ^ Lonsborough, Anita (11 December 2004). "Swimming: Gibson comes clean". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "British Olympian Chapman Decides to Move in Another Direction". Swimming World Magazine. 7 November 2005. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 

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