Calum Jarvis

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Calum Jarvis
Personal information
National team  Great Britain
Born (1992-05-12) 12 May 1992 (age 26)
Ystrad Rhondda, Wales
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle

Calum Jarvis (born 12 May 1992) is a Welsh competitive swimmer who has represented Great Britain in the FINA world championships and Wales in the Commonwealth Games. Jarvis competes primarily in freestyle and backstroke events. In 2014 he competed at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as part of the Welsh team, winning the bronze medal in the 200m freestyle. In 2015 at the World Championships, he formed part of the Great Britain gold medal winning men's 4 x 200 metre freestyle relay team. In doing so, he became the first Welsh world champion in swimming[1]

Career history[edit]

He came to note in British swimming when he finished fifth in 200m backstroke in the 2010 British Championships. The next year he bettered this by finishing fourth in the same event in the 2011 British Championship in Manchester.[2] In 2012 he was selected to trial for the British Team for the 2012 Summer Olympics. Held at the London Aquatics Centre, Jarvis entered four events and took gold position in his favoured 200m backstroke, although his time was under the Olympic qualification time and he failed to be selected for the British team.[2]

2012 saw Jarvis enter his first senior international championship when he represented Great Britain at the 2012 European Short Course Championships in Chartres in France. Two years later he won his second British Championship medal when he took silver in the 200m freestyle. At the same Championship he also set a new Welsh record in the 100m freestyle. These results saw him qualify for the Wales team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.[2] Jarvis entered three events at Glasgow, the 100m and 200m freestyle and the men's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay. In the 200m freestyle he won his heat to compete in the finals. Jarvis recorded a time of 1:46.53 in the 200m final to finish third to take the bronze medal, Wales' first swimming medal of the Games.[3]

At the 2017 World Championships, he was part of the team that won gold in the 200 metre freestyle relay. He swam in the heats but not in the final.

At the 2018 European Championships, Jarvis won a gold as part of the relay team in the 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay with Duncan Scott, Thomas Dean and James Guy.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Jarvis was born in Ystrad in the Rhondda, Wales in 1992, to Deborah Rees and John Jarvis.[2] He was educated at St Minver Primary School then spent a year at Wadebridge School before moving to Plymouth College to pursue swimming at Plymouth Leander Swimming Club. He studied at University of Bath.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jarvis first Welsh world champion.
  2. ^ a b c d "Calum Jarvis". swimming.org. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Calum Jarvis, biography". glasgow2014.com. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Duncan Scott, James Guy Propel Great Britain to Men's 4×200 Free Relay Win". Swimming World Magazine. 5 August 2018.