James Goddard

Gold Medalist at the 2002 and 2010 Commonwealth Games.

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James Goddard

James has been with Stockport Metro since the age of 8, and has progressed through the programme, first winning national titles in his age group, then representing Great Britain at junior level and then at senior level.

He?s one of the most experienced swimmers on the England and Great Britain teams, having competed at two Olympic Games, two Commonwealth Games and four World Championships, and has made finals at every level.

James has been British and Commonwealth record holder on the 200m Backstroke and 200m Individual Medley a number of times.

Quick facts:

  • James was born in the Seychelles where he lived for the first two years of his life, and then grew up in Woodley, near Stockport.
  • He has a daughter, Evie.
  • He has an ?A? level in Film Studies.
  • He?s a lifelong Manchester City fan.

Notable Results

2001 European Junior Championships
GOLD 200m Individual Medley
GOLD 400m Individual Medley
2002 Commonwealth Games
GOLD, 200m Backstroke
2004 Olympic Games
4th, 200m Backstroke
2008 Olympic Games
6th, 200m Individual Medley
2010 Commonwealth Games
200m Backstroke GOLD
200m Individual Medley
2011 World Championships
4th, 200m Individual Medley
2012 Olympic Games
7th, 200m Individual Medley