Chris Cook (swimmer)

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Chris Cook
Personal information
Full name Christopher Anthony Cook
Nickname(s) Cooky
Cooky Monster
Nationality Great Britain /  England
Born (1979-05-05) 5 May 1979 (age 36)
South Shields, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
Club City of Newcastle

Christopher Anthony Cook (born 5 May 1979, South Shields, Tyne and Wear) is an English swimmer.[2]

His specialism is 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 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.[citation needed] He represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 100 m breaststroke event.

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


External links[edit]

He is currently on a UK school tour.