Now an established name in British and Welsh swimming, 23
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 4x200m freestyle.
The Swansea-based swimmer then 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 200m freestyle,
before going on to scoop the bronze in the 400m freestyle just four
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 16 years-old.
She has been competing since she was 11 so is no stranger to the
limelight and has already represented Wales at two Commonwealth
Games, making her Commonwealth debut in Melbourne 2006 where she
finished eighth in the final of the 800m freestyle.
A period of injury and illness put a halt to Jazz's dreams of
competing at the London 2012 Olympics but not one to go down
without a fight, she earned selection to compete for GB at the 2013
World Championships where she came fourth, missing out on a bronze
by just seven one thousandths of a second.
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.