Michael Jamieson

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Michael Jamieson
Personal information
Full nameMichael Jamieson
National team Great Britain
Born (1988-08-05) 5 August 1988 (age 32)
Glasgow, Scotland
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight81 kg (179 lb)
ClubNational Performance Centre
College teamUniversity of Bath

Michael Jamieson (born 5 August 1988) is a Scottish former competitive swimmer who represented Great Britain at the Olympics, FINA world championships and European championships, and Scotland in the Commonwealth Games. Jamieson won the silver medal in the men's 200-metre breaststroke at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1] He now is the Head Coach for the Swimming Club, Natare West London.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

His father, also named Michael, was a professional footballer who played for Albion Rovers, Alloa Athletic and Stenhousemuir in the 1980s.[2] Jamieson also played football, but decided to focus on swimming when he was thirteen years old.[3]

He currently resides and studies in Bath, England.[4]

Swimming career[edit]

Competing for Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics, he won a silver medal behind his arch-rival Dániel Gyurta in the 200-metre breaststroke. He broke the British record three times in the process, twice in the qualifying heats and once in the final (2:07.43),[5][6] and came to within 0.12 seconds of the previous world record set by Christian Sprenger in 2009 (2:07.31). Only a new world record by two-time world 200 m breaststroke champion Dániel Gyurta denied Jamieson the gold.

He previously competed in the men's 100-metre breaststroke, finishing in 3rd place in the second semifinal, but failed to reach the final.

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, he won a silver medal in the 200 m breaststroke behind Ross Murdoch.[7]

He retired from competitive swimming in 2016 and began working as a swimming coach.[8]


Jamieson was inducted into the Scottish Swimming Hall of Fame in 2018.[9][10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Michael Jamieson". British Swimming. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Mike Jamieson". neilbrown.newcastlefans.com. Archived from the original on 10 August 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  3. ^ Hough, Andrew (2 August 2012). "London 2012 Olympics: swimmer Michael Jamieson sacrified promising football career". Telegraph.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 July 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Olympics swimming: Michael Jamieson & Andrew Willis in final". BBC Sport. 31 July 2012. Archived from the original on 2 August 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  6. ^ Fordyce, Tom (1 August 2012). "Jamieson wins silver for Britain in 200m breaststroke". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Glasgow 2014 – Men's 200m Breaststroke Final". g2014results.thecgf.com. Archived from the original on 12 September 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Michael Jamieson returns to the pool - but this time as a coach". The Herald. Glasgow. Archived from the original on 16 December 2018. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  9. ^ Race, Loretta (1 October 2018). "Duncan Scott & Steven Tigg Earn Top Scottish Swimming Honors". SwimSwam. Archived from the original on 13 April 2019. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Scottish Swimming celebrate a year of success". Scottish Swimming. 1 October 2018. Archived from the original on 13 April 2019. Retrieved 13 April 2019.