Nicholas Grainger

Nicholas Grainger (born 3 October 1994) is an English freestyle swimmer representing Great Britain at the FINA World Aquatics Championships. He has won two gold medals as part of a relay team at the World Championships.

Nick Grainger
Personal information
Full nameNicholas Grainger
National team Great Britain
Born (1994-10-03) 3 October 1994
Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
Height199 cm (6 ft 6 in)
ClubCity of Sheffield
CoachRuss Barber

Early life

Grainger was born on 3 October 1994 in Rotherham, England.[1] He studied at Sheffield Hallam University.[2]


Grainger competed for City of Sheffield before being selected for the national team. He first competed in an international in the 2014 Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow, but only finished eighth in the 200m freestyle due to a back injury that affected his training before the games.[3]

In 2015, Grainger qualified for the World Championships after finishing second in the final of the 400m freestyle at the British Swimming Championships.[4] At the 2015 World Aquatics Championships, he failed to qualified for the 400m freestyle final, but he was part of team that won gold in the Men's 4 × 200m freestyle relay. He swam in the heats but not in the final.[5]

At the 2017 World Aquatics Championships, Grainger won gold in the 4x200m freestyle with James Guy, Stephen Milne and Duncan Scott.[6]

At the 2018 Commonwealth Games held in the Gold Coast, Australia, Grainger was part of the team that won silver in the 4x200 m freestyle.[7]


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