Swim star sets sights high

Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson has joined the University of Edinburgh Swimming Team.

He has made the move to help secure a place at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

This is an important season as it builds to the Olympics. It is important to be part of a programme I believe in and to be surrounded by people I trust. It’s going well so far. I’m enjoying being back home in Scotland.

Michael Jamieson

World-class facilities

The 27 year-old will be based at Sport & Exercise. He will make use of the University’s high performance coaches, sports medicine and conditioning specialists, nutritionists, gym facilities and swimming pool

Jamieson will work with the Head of Performance Swimming Chris Jones and assistant coach Mat Trodden.

His University team-mates will include fellow Team Scotland breaststrokers Corrie Scott, Kathryn Johnstone and Calum Tait.

We are delighted to have Michael join the University’s performance swim programme. He is a world class athlete with huge talent and ambition. We believe he will thrive in the sporting excellence culture and community we have at the University, and add value to it too.

Jim Aitken MBEDirector of Sport & Exercise

Medal winner

The Glasgow-born athlete returns to Scotland after a six year absence, which has seen him in programmes in Paris and Bath.

He won silver in the 200m breaststroke at both the 2012 Olympics and at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The Olympic Trials for Rio de Janeiro take place at Tollcross International Swimming in Glasgow from 12 to 17 April 2016.