British swimmer who is widely credited with popularizing the breaststroke in competitive swimming in his native England. He is a World, European and Commonwealth champion and set the Commonwealth record in the breaststroke in 2002.
He grew up in Witham, England and attended Loughborough University.
He grew up swimming at the Witham Dolphins swimming club in Essex and later became the club's lifetime president.
He married a woman named Elizabeth, with whom he has a son.
He and countryman Adam Peaty are both world long-course champions in the men's 50 meter breaststroke.