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Jacob PETERS
Sport Swimming
NOC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Born20 Aug 2000 in Guildford, ENG
Height1.89 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Charlotte Prince-Rayner
Residence
Bath, ENG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming competitively at age eight, having already participated in swimming lessons at an earlier age. He joined Poole Swimming Club in England at age nine.
Why this sport?
His parents got him involved in sport to keep him out of trouble and his fourth grade primary school teacher suggested that he join a swimming club. "I'm glad I took the advice. It was then that I joined Poole Swimming Club. When I was around 13 or 14, I started to realise how good I actually was, and if I worked hard, how good I could become. This was down to achieving my first national age-group medals. These were for the 50m, 100m and 200m butterfly events. I soon discovered that I swam well in the butterfly. However, when I won medals at nationals swimming the backstroke, it was then that I discovered that the backstroke would be my main stroke."
Club / Team
National Centre Bath: England
Training Regime
He trains in the London 2012 Legacy Pool at the University of Bath in England. "I do 10 swim sessions a week, two gym sessions and just added two more bike sessions in there as well as pilates."
General Interest
Nicknames
J, JP (proswimwear.co.uk, 07 Jan 2020)
Hobbies
Watching crime drama TV shows. (neat-nutrition.com, 19 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the men's 4x100m medley relay at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (proswimwear.co.uk, 07 Jan 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Barry Alldrick. (stateofswimming.com, 17 Apr 2021)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (neat-nutrition.com, 19 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right." (neat-nutrition.com, 19 Aug 2018)
Famous relatives
His partner Charlotte Prince-Rayner has competed at swimming at national level in Great Britain. (SportsDeskOnline, 13 Jan 2022; Instagram profile, 22 Dec 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. (teamengland.org, 02 Jul 2021)
Other information
SWIM TEACHER
He passed his Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant [teaching] course in early 2019. "Training to become a swimming teacher was the perfect solution. I obviously love the water, but I also needed a job that will fit my unusual schedule. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the course. It went above and beyond my expectations. I was thrilled with the instant feedback from the kids that I was training with. It was great to watch the children's faces as they grew in confidence in the water. I can't wait to use the skills learnt. It's a very rewarding job." (Twitter profile, 12 Jan 2020; proswimwear.co.uk, 07 Jan 2020; swimming.org, 16 Mar 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
24 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Butterfly 52.07
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2022 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 51.50
21 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.62
3 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
4 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2022 Rome, ITA 50m Butterfly 23.97
Semifinal 2022 Rome, ITA 100m Butterfly 52.52
3 2022 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:44.69
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.67
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 52.70
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Butterfly 2:00.40
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Butterfly 53.02
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Butterfly 23.95
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Medley Relay