Chris Cook (swimmer)

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Chris Cook
Personal information
Full nameChristopher Antony Cook
National team Great Britain
Born (1979-05-05) May 5, 1979 (age 40)
South Shields, England
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb; 12.0 st)
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 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


  1. ^ "Swimming Schedule and Results". Archived from the original on 2007-08-11. Retrieved 2007-08-22.
  2. ^ "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.
  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
  5. ^ British Olympics Association web site, Athens 2004 Team web page, retrieved December 17, 2006.

External links[edit]

He is currently on a UK school tour.