Breaststroker Michael Jamieson is one of the most successful British swimmers of the past decade, winning medals at World, European and Commonwealth level as well as in his memorable Olympic final four in London four years ago.
A keen footballer and swimmer as a child, Michael competed at both sports until he chose to pursue swimming, aged 12. A breaststroke British record holder, Michael’s breakthrough moment saw him scoop silver in the 200m breaststroke at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Michael has trained at the British Swimming’s National Training Centre since 2009 and has rapidly established himself as one of the world’s top breaststrokers.
A silver medal for Scotland in the 200m breaststroke at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi was followed by another silver in the same discipline at the London 2012 Olympic Games – one of just three medals won by British swimmers at the Games. He did it in style, breaking the 200m breaststroke British record in all three of his swims at the Olympics. Michael followed that up with 200m breaststroke silver at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
In his sessions, Michael will take you through an insider’s view on the life of an elite swimmer. Michael believes that perseverance and self belief are the most important attributes for any athlete and one day hopes to pass on that mantra to the next generation of swimmers by taking up mentoring when he eventually retires.
He has experienced the very highs of Olympic sport in London 2012 but also the devastating low periods through injury, lack of form & self doubt through missing qualification in 2016. It’s this very journey that Michael has taken ownership & responsibility of & hopes to educate people on his perception of the values of acceptance, ownership & gratitude. His sporting career provides a unique set of experiences that can transcend sport & business.