Jim Piper

Jim Alan Piper (born 13 August 1981)[1] is a former Olympic breaststroke swimmer from Australia. He swam for Australia at the:

  • Olympics: 2004
  • World Championships: 2003, 2005, 2007
  • Commonwealth Games: 2002, 2006
  • Pan Pacific Championships: 2002[2]
  • Short Course Worlds: 2002

Jim Piper
Personal information
Full nameJim Alan Piper
National team Australia
Born (1981-08-13) 13 August 1981
Campbelltown, New South Wales
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb)

At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, he finished 19th in the 100-metre breaststroke and was a member of Australia's 9th-place men's 4×100-metre medley relay team. He also reached and swam in the final heat of the 200-metre breaststroke, where he was disqualified.[3]

At the 2002 Commonwealth Games, he won the 200-metre breaststroke. Four years later, at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, he finished third in the event.

At the 2002 Short Course Worlds, he won the 200-metre breaststroke in a new meet record (2:07.16).[4]

As of 2013, he is a board member of Swimming Western Australia, a state federation of Swimming Australia.[5]

See also


  1. Piper's entry Archived 18 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine from sports-reference.com; retrieved 27 June 2013.
  2. Jim Piper swims the 200m breaststroke at the 2002 Pan Pacific Championships. Posted by Getty Images on 26 August 2002; retrieved 27 June 2013.
  3. Setting the Record Straight by Barry Svrluga, The Washington Post. Published 19 August 2004; retrieved 27 June 2013.
  4. SC Worlds 2002 results: Men's 200m Breaststroke - final. Published by Omega Timing (official timer) on 5 April 2002; retrieved 27 June 2013.
  5. SWA Board & Committees page from the Swimming Western Australia website; retrieved 27 June 2013.
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