Chris Cook (swimmer)

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Chris Cook
Personal information
Full nameChristopher Antony Cook
Nickname(s)"Cooky"
National team Great Britain
Born (1979-05-05) 5 May 1979 (age 41)
South Shields, England
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb; 12.0 st)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesBreaststroke
ClubCity of Newcastle

Christopher Anthony Cook (born 5 May 1979) is an English former competitive swimmer who swam for Great Britain in the Olympics, world championships and European championships, and competed for England in the Commonwealth Games.[2]

Cook specialises in the breaststroke, and took gold in the 50[3] and 100[4] metre finals representing England at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. He has also competed for Great Britain at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.[5]

Living in Wallsend, he was coached by Ian Oliver at the City of Newcastle Swimming Club.[6] He competed at the Olympic Games in 2004 and 2008.[7]

Personal bests and records held[edit]

Event Long course Short course
50 m breaststroke 27.82 27.02
100 m breaststroke 59.88 NR 58.66
200 m breaststroke 2:12.87 2:09.73
Key NR:British

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming Schedule and Results". Archived from the original on 11 August 2007. Retrieved 22 August 2007.
  2. ^ "Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games web site, Christopher Cook biography, retrieved December 17, 2006". Archived from the original on 13 June 2007. Retrieved 17 December 2006.
  3. ^ Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games 50m Men's Breaststroke Final Results, March 19, 2006, retrieved December 17, 2006
  4. ^ "Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games 100m Men's Breaststroke Final Results, March 18, 2006, retrieved December 17, 2006". Archived from the original on 10 October 2006. Retrieved 17 December 2006.
  5. ^ British Olympics Association web site, Athens 2004 Team web page, retrieved December 17, 2006.
  6. ^ "Swimming: I knew I could be the top dog, and I was right - The Journal". www.thejournal.co.uk. Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Olympian Chris Cook becomes swim teacher | Swim England blog". Swim England Qualifications. 3 July 2018. Retrieved 20 July 2020.

External links[edit]

He is currently on a UK school tour.