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Jacob Whittle


Date of Birth

25 September 2022



Place of Birth


Commonwealth Appearances

After bagging one gold and three silvers at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Jacob Whittle is the present and the future of English swimming.

The East Midlands star, who made his senior debut at the 2021 European Championships, stands at well over six foot and is an unmissable presence on the pool deck.

Whittle is impossible to ignore in the water, too, competing at Tokyo 2020 as the youngest member of the best-ever British Olympic squad in the sport. 

He reached the semi-finals in his individual event, 100m freestyle, and was part of the 4x100m relay squad.

At Olympic Trials, Whittle posted a time of 48.76 in the 100m which is more than half a second quicker than seven-time Olympic champion Caeleb Dressel at that age.

Whittle has been recognised as the fastest 14-year-old ever in 100m freestyle. He clocked 50.37 in April 2019, more than two seconds quicker than Caeleb Dressel at the same stage.

And after gathering a hoard of medals in both the freestyle and medley relays at the Commonwealth Games, Whittle is showing now signs of slowing down.

Tom Dean aka “The SubmaDean” followed up his double Olympic triumph at Tokyo 2020 by making history in Birmingham, becoming the first Home Nations athlete to win seven medals at a single Commonwealth Games.

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