Jazmin Carlin

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Jazmin Carlin
Carlin in 2009
Personal information
Full nameJazmin Roxy Carlin
National team Great Britain
Born (1990-09-17) 17 September 1990 (age 33)[2]
Swindon, England
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight57 kg (126 lb; 9.0 st)
ClubSwansea ITC and University of Bath

Jazmin Roxy "Jazz" Carlin (born 17 September 1990) is a former British competitive swimmer, who previously represented Wales and the Great Britain swimming team. She competed primarily in endurance freestyle events,[1] and was based at the University of Bath.[3] She won gold for Wales at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, double gold for Great Britain in the 400 metres and 800 metres freestyle at both the 2014 European Championships (long course) and the 2015 European Championships (short course) before winning two silver medals for Great Britain in the same events behind Katie Ledecky at the 2016 Summer Olympics.


Carlin was born in Swindon, Wiltshire, England.[1] She moved to Swansea, Wales, with her parents (both of whom have Welsh heritage) in 2006, to train at the Wales National Pool.[1] In her international debut at the European Short Course Swimming Championships 2005 in Trieste, Italy, Carlin failed to qualify past the heats of the 200 and 400-metre freestyle. At the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, competing for Wales, she finished eighth in the 800-metre freestyle and finished third in the heats of the 400-metre freestyle. Together with Bethan Coole, Julie Gould and Cari-Fflur Davies she finished sixth in the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay. At the 2008 European Short Course Swimming Championships in Rijeka, Croatia, Carlin was eliminated in the heats of the 200 and 400 metre freestyle. At the 2009 World Aquatics Championships in Rome, Italy, Carlin, along with Joanne Jackson, Caitlin McClatchey and Rebecca Adlington won the bronze medal in the 4x200-metre freestyle relay with a time of 7:45.51, a European record.[4] At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Carlin won a silver medal in the women's 200-metre freestyle and a bronze medal in the women's 400-metre freestyle.[5]

In November 2010, Carlin was announced as one of the six nominees of the BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality of the Year 2010.[1]

In the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Carlin won a gold medal in the 800-metre freestyle and a silver in the 400-metre freestyle. She was the first Welsh female swimmer to win a Commonwealth title since Pat Beavan at the 1974 Commonwealth Games.[6]

At the 2016 Olympics in Rio, she won a silver medal in the 400 metres freestyle and the 800 metres freestyle.[7]

In 2018, Carlin started Open Water Swimming competing in the European Open Water Championships in Loch Lomond.

Outside of competition, Carlin is a qualified personal trainer.[6]

In February 2019, Carlin announced her retirement from competitive swimming, at the age of 28.[8]

Personal bests[edit]

Personal bests
Event Time Date
200 m freestyle (long course) 1:56.88 2015
400 m freestyle (long course) 4:01.23 2016
800 m freestyle (long course) 8:15.54 2014
1500 m freestyle (long course) 15:47.26 2013
200 m freestyle (short course) 1:57.35 2014
400 m freestyle (short course) 3:58.81 2015
800 m freestyle (short course) 8:08.16 2014

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Profile: Jazz Carlin". BBC Sport. 4 December 2010. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Jazmin Carlin Bio". Swimswam. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Live blog – Rio Olympic Games Day 3". teambath.com. 8 August 2016. Archived from the original on 21 August 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  4. ^ "2009 World Championships results: Women's 4x200m freestyle final" (PDF). 30 July 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 October 2009.
  5. ^ "Commonwealth Games 2010: Carlin takes silver for Wales". BBC Sport. 4 October 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  6. ^ a b "Swimming: Jazz Carlin targeting a medal at Rio 2016 Olympics". BBC Sport. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  7. ^ Gatward, Matt (8 August 2016). "Rio 2016: Jazz Carlin wins silver medal in women's 400m freestyle final to follow Adam Peaty's lead". The Independent. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  8. ^ "'Stepping away is the right thing to do'". BBC Sport. 26 February 2019. Retrieved 26 July 2021.

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