Andy Jameson

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Andrew Jameson
Personal information
Full name Andrew David Jameson
Nickname(s) "Andy"
National team  Great Britain
Born (1965-02-19) 19 February 1965 (age 50)
Crosby, England
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb; 12.4 st)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly, freestyle
Club City of Liverpool SC
College team Arizona State University (US)

Andrew David Jameson (born 19 February 1965) is an English sports commentator and former competitive swimmer. He represented Great Britain in three consecutive Summer Olympics, the FINA world championships and European championships, as well as England in the Commonwealth Games.

Jameson was born in Crosby, Merseyside. His swimming career was initially centred on individual medley events, but after studying at Arizona State University, he decided to specialise in the 100-metre butterfly and 100-metre freestyle events.

A founder member of Kelly College Swim Squad in Tavistock (along with Sharron Davies) Jameson represented Great Britain at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, where he finished 5th place in the 100-metre butterfly.

He then won silver in the 100-metre butterfly at the 1985 European Championships (Sofia), behind the German star swimmer Michael Gross.

Jameson took bronze in the 100-metre butterfly at the 1986 World Championships (Madrid), and then went on to take gold in the same event at the Edinburgh Commonwealth Games later that year.

He won gold at the 1987 European Championships (Strasbourg) in the 100-metre butterfly, and was also part of the team which took silver in the 4×100-metre medley relay.

Going into the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, he was one of the pre-race favourites to win, having been undefeated for over two years in the 100-metre butterfly. He qualified fastest into the final, where he took bronze in a time of 53.30 seconds, breaking both the British and Commonwealth records in the process.

Jameson retired from competitive swimming in 1989. He commentates on swimming for the BBC with fellow Olympian Adrian Moorhouse. His sister Helen was also a competitive swimmer, and represented Britain at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow and won a silver medal in the 4×100-metre medley relay.

He now lives in London with his wife Peggy Jameson, with whom he has two children, Maisie (1998) and Oscar (2000).

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