James Salter (swimmer)

James Matthew Salter (born 18 March 1976) is a former international freestyle swimmer for England and Great Britain.

James Salter
Personal information
Full nameJames Matthew Salter
Born (1976-03-18) 18 March 1976
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight77 kg (170 lb)

Swimming career

He trained with the City of Edinburgh Swimming Club, Scotland. Salter twice competed at the Summer Olympics (1996 and 2000) for Great Britain. He is best known for winning the 1997 European title in the men's 4×200 m freestyle relay, alongside Paul Palmer, Andrew Clayton and Gavin Meadows.[1] He represented England and won a bronze medal in the freestyle relay event, at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.[2][3] Four years later he represented England again winning a silver medal in the same event.[4] A third Games appearance came in 2002 where he also won a third freestyle relay medal.[5]

He is a four times winner of the British Championship in 200 metres freestyle (1994, 1997, 2003, 2004) and twice 400 metres freestyle champion in 2002 and 2003.[6][7]

See also


  1. "Profile". Sports Reference.
  2. "1994 Athletes". Team England.
  3. "England team in 1994". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  4. "1998 Athletes". Team England.
  5. "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  6. ""For the Record." Times, 1 Aug. 1994, p. 23". Times Digital Archive.
  7. ""For the Record." Times, 18 July 1997, p. 42". Times Digital Archive.
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