Sunday, February 26, 2017

Jamieson Calls Time on Competitive Swimming Career

“Michael has been an inspiration to all within sport – his dedication, professionalism and resilience over the years produced some outstanding performances throughout his senior swimming career" - Ally Whike, Scottish Swimming Performance Director

Michael Jamieson has called time on his competitive swimming career, a career that led to an Olympic silver medal (London 2012) and two Commonwealth Games silver medals (Delhi 2010, Glasgow 2014).

Jamieson started out with Scotia Swimming Club before moving to City of Glasgow and the Glasgow School of Sport under the guidance of Bill Penny. He then moved to the City of Edinburgh programme to be coached by Fred Vergnoux, before following Vergnoux to Paris for a year. Jamieson then settled into the Bath University programme where he was coached by Dave McNulty.

Jamieson burst onto the scene while representing Scotland at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, where he won silver in the 200m breaststroke. Two years later at the London Olympics he produced the race of his life to win silver in the same event, pushing gold medallist Daniel Guyerta (Hungary) to a world record (2:07.28). 

Scottish Swimming Performance Director, Ally Whike, said of Jamieson,

“Michael has been an inspiration to all within sport – his dedication, professionalism and resilience over the years produced some outstanding performances throughout his senior swimming career.

“As an Olympic medallist in 2012, Michael elevated the sport in Scotland to a new level; he is an outstanding role model for any youngster making their way within the sport.”

 

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