Nicholas ("Nick") GillinghamMBE (born 22 January 1967 in Walsall) is a former swimmer from Great Britain, who participated in three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1988. In August 1989, he tied the existing world record in the long-course 200 m breaststroke, only to co-hold it for 1-day before the other co-holder, Mike Barrowman (USA), lowered the record again. At the 1988 Olympics he won the silver medal in the 200 metres breaststroke, followed by a bronze one in the same event, four years later in Barcelona.
Gillingham was awarded the MBE in 1993 for ‘services to swimming’ and retired from full-time competitive sport in 1996. After retiring, he established a sports communications business focusing on sports marketing, development & events.
Recently, Gillingham took part in a scheme called Young Ambassadors, promoting youth sport development in the North East of England at Loughborough.