Jazz Carlin /

Jazz Carlin

Date of Birth

17 September 1990

Sport

Swimming

From

Swansea

Twitter

@JazzCarlin

Biography

Now an established name in British and Welsh swimming, 24 year-old Jazz Carlin exploded onto the scene back in 2009 when she returned from the World Championships in Rome with a bronze medal from the 4x200 freestyle.

The Swansea-based swimmer went on to end a spell of 36 years without a medal for Welsh female swimmers by winning Wales' first medal of the Delhi 2010 Games, silver in the 200 freestyle, before going on to scoop the bronze in the 400 freestyle just four days later.

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

First introduced to swimming when her dad took her along to the local pool at just 10 months old, Jazz went on to join her local Swindon club at just five and moved to Wales to train with the Swansea performance squad at just 16 years-old.

She has been competing since she was 11 so is no stranger to the limelight and has represented Wales at three Commonwealth Games, making her Commonwealth debut in Melbourne 2006 where she finished eighth in the final of the 800 freestyle.

Jazz is a qualified personal trainer and is enrolled on a Business and Accountancy degree at Swansea University, whilst also coaching at local clubs and schools in her spare time.