Chris Cook (swimmer)
|Full name||Christopher Antony Cook|
|National team||Great Britain|
|Born||May 5, 1979|
South Shields, England
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||76 kg (168 lb; 12.0 st)|
|Club||City 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.
Cook specialises in the breaststroke, and took gold in the 50 and 100 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.
Living in Wallsend, he is coached by Ian Oliver at the City of Newcastle Swimming Club. He maintains a friendly rivalry with James Gibson and Darren Mew, who compete in the same events. He represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 100 m breaststroke event.
Personal bests and records held
|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|
- "Swimming Schedule and Results". Archived from the original on 2007-08-11. Retrieved 2007-08-22.
- "Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games web site, Christopher Cook biography, retrieved December 17, 2006". Archived from the original on June 13, 2007. Retrieved December 17, 2006.
- Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games 50m Men's Breaststroke Final Results, March 19, 2006, retrieved December 17, 2006
- Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games 100m Men's Breaststroke Final Results, March 18, 2006, retrieved December 17, 2006
- British Olympics Association web site, Athens 2004 Team web page, retrieved December 17, 2006.
- British Swimming athlete profile
- British Olympic Association athlete profile
- Cook's bio from the 2008 Olympics.
He is currently on a UK school tour.
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