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Calum JARVIS
Sport Swimming
NOC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Born12 May 1992
Height1.93 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Jemma
Residence
Bath, ENG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Sport Studies - University of Bath: England
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He was born in Wales but moved to Cornwall, England, with his family at age five. He began swimming in Cornwall soon after his move and joined the Plymouth Leander Swimming Club at age 11.
Club / Team
National Centre Bath: England
Name of coach
Dave McNulty [club], GBR
Training Regime
He trains at the London 2012 Legacy Pool at the University of Bath in England.
General Interest
Nicknames
Jarv (Facebook profile, 25 Jun 2020)
Awards and honours
He was named Most Excellent Order of the British Empire [MBE] for services to swimming in the 2022 New Year's Honours list in Great Britain. (Twitter profile, 01 Jan 2022; Instagram profile, 01 Jan 2022)
Famous relatives
His wife Jemma Jarvis [nee Lowe] competed in swimming for Great Britain at the Olympic Games in 2008 and 2012. (Jemma Jarvis Facebook profile, 27 Apr 2021; swimswam.com, 06 Oct 2020; SportsDeskOnline, 05 May 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. (bbc.co.uk, 29 Jul 2021)
Other information
TOKYO EXPERIENCE
He swam the third leg for Great Britain in the heats of the 4x200m freestyle relay at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, but was replaced by Duncan Scott for the final where the British team won gold. Although he did not receive his gold medal on the podium, his teammates put on a ceremony for him backstage. "It's just an honour to be part of it. It's taken a lot of hard work, it's the training and sacrifice and it has 100% been worth it. It was a little tough being told I wouldn't be in the final, but I knew whatever the guys got I got as well. There were a lot of nations looking at us [at the backstage ceremony], but it was amazing, really nice of the team to do that and be recognised as the unsung hero. I hope that carries on for the relays and we celebrate medals like that. It's been a crazy journey, a bit of a rollercoaster, but having the support there has been amazing." (bbc.co.uk, 29 Jul 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 6:58.58
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:02.04
1 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Freestyle 1:47.64
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Freestyle 49.68
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:15.70
1 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:04.33
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Freestyle 1:49.19
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Freestyle 50.37
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:05.32
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:17.31
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2014 Singapore, SGP 100m Freestyle 49.34
8 2014 Singapore, SGP 200m Freestyle 1:46.63