Lisa Chapman

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Lisa Chapman
Personal information
Nationality  Great Britain
Born (1984-08-18) 18 August 1984 (age 30)
Hastings, England, Great Britain
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes 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]


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