Ashley Delaney

Ashley Jason Delaney (born 11 April 1986)[1] is a national-record holding and Olympic and world championship medal-winning swimmer from Australia, who competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics. [1]

Ashley Delaney
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Personal information
Full nameAshley Jason Delaney
National team Australia
Born (1986-04-11) 11 April 1986 (age 34)
Sale, Victoria
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb) Edit this at Wikidata
ClubNorthcote Swimming Club


His first international success came at the 2006 Oceania Championships, where he set the Championships Records in the 50 m, 100 m and 200 m backstroke.

At the 2008 Telstra Trials he qualified in the 100 m and the 200 m backstroke, placing first and second respectively to qualify for the Olympics in Beijing. He left Beijing with a silver in the 4 × 100 m medley relay, and a fifth-place finish in the 100m backstroke.

In 2009, he won all three backstroke events at the 2009 Telstra Trials, setting national records in the 50 and 200 m. At the World Championships, with arguably Australia's strongest leg absent (freestyler Eamon Sullivan), the medley relay team was overhauled by Germany, finishing with bronze.

In 2010 Delany was bested by longtime rival Hayden Stoeckel in all three backstrokes at the Australian Championships. At the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, Delaney won bronze in the 100 m backstroke. He backed up his form on the second night, taking silver in the 50 m. Night 3 saw him finish 4th in the 200m backstroke. On the final night Delaney collected another bronze in the medley relay.

Career Best TimesEdit

Long Course Personal bests
Event Time Record
50m Backstroke 24.81 Former AUS Record Holder
100m Backstroke 53.10 Former AUS Record Holder
200m Backstroke 1:55.82 Former AUS Record Holder
Short Course Personal bests
Event Time Record
50m Backstroke 23.39
100m Backstroke 50.18 Former AUS Record Holder
200m Backstroke 1:49.62 Former AUS Record Holder

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Delaney's bio Archived 4 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine from Swimming Australia; updated 2010-06-16, retrieved 2010-07-06.

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