|Full name||Marco Antonio Loughran|
|Nickname(s)||Nemo, The Mate|
24 March 1989 |
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||82 kg (181 lb)|
|College team||University of Florida (U.S.)|
Marco Antonio Loughran (born 24 March 1989 in Wimbledon) is a British swimmer from Guildford, a county town in Surrey, England. In high school, he was awarded a swimming scholarship to The Southport School in Queensland, Australia. While there, Marco was known as one of the "offshore boys." He was a former student at the University of Florida where he juggled academics with a full schedule of swim training. Loughran competed in the 2009 World Aquatics Championships in Rome, Italy. He raced in the 50, 100 and 200 backstroke events. 2010 swam for Wales at the Commonwealth Games held in Delhi, India. He came 4th (100m backstroke) 5th (50m backstroke) 6th (200m backstroke). In 2012 he competed for Team GB in the London 2012 Olympic Games. Swam in the Men's 200m backstroke and finished 18th, missing the semi-finals. He was the highest placing Team GB male athlete in this event. In 2013 he won the men's 50m backstroke at the British Championships, held in Sheffield.
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