Michelle Coleman (born 31 October 1993) is a Swedish competitive swimmer specialized in the sprint freestyle and backstroke events. She is the current Swedish national record holder in the 50 meter backstroke (short course), the 100 meter backstroke (short course), and the 200 meter backstroke (long course and short course). She finished 7th in the 200 meter freestyle at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and led off the Swedish silver medal winning 4 × 100 m medley relay team at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan.
|World Championships (LC)|
|2015 Kazan||4×100 m medley|
|European Championships (LC)|
|2014 Berlin||4×100 m freestyle|
|2012 Debrecen||4×100 m freestyle|
|2014 Berlin||4x200 m freestyle|
|2014 Berlin||4x100 m medley|
|2014 Berlin||100 m freestyle|
|European Championships (SC)|
|2017 Copenhagen||4×50 m medley|
|2013 Herning||4×50 m freestyle|
|2017 Copenhagen||4×50 m freestyle|
|2013 Herning||50 m backstroke|
|2013 Herning||4×50 m medley|
At the 2013 European Short Course Swimming Championships won the bronze medal for the first time on 14 December.
In November 2016 it was announced that Michelle Coleman and fellow Swedish swimmer Jennie Johansson were barred from competing in international events representing Sweden, for disciplinary reasons. The ban was lifted after 2016 and she was able to start racing again in 2017.
In March 2017 Michelle Coleman went to Australia to compete in the 2017 New South Wales Open Championships. She won the 200 m freestyle event with a time of 1:55.98. In April 2017 Coleman competed in the Stockholm Swim Open and won the 200 m freestyle event with a time of 1:58.02. She also won the 100 m backstroke event with a time of 1:00.28 ahead of Katinka Hosszú. In the 200 m freestyle even, she won the first place with a time of 1:55.64, which was a world-leading time in 2016-17 season.
(Last updated on 5 July 2019)
Long course (50 m)Edit
|50 m freestyle||24.79||14 Apr 2019||Malmsten Swim Open||Stockholm, Sweden|||
|100 m freestyle||53.21||rh||23 Jul 2017||World Championships||Budapest, Hungary|
|200 m freestyle||1:55.64||8 Apr 2017||Swim Open Stockholm||Stockholm, Sweden|||
|400 m freestyle||4.07.61||24 Jun 2016||53rd Trofeo Sette Colli||Rome, Italy|
|50 m backstroke||28.74||28 Jun 2012||Swedish Championships||Norrköping, Sweden|
|100 m backstroke||1:00.28||9 Apr 2017||Swim Open Stockholm||Stockholm, Sweden|
|200 m backstroke||2:10.56||10 Apr 2014||Swim Cup (in Dutch)||Eindhoven, Netherlands|
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; † – en route to final mark; tt – time trial
Short course (25 m)Edit
|50 m freestyle||23.99||r||14 Nov 2018||Swedish SC Championships||Stockholm, Sweden|||
|100 m freestyle||51.92||5 Dec 2014||World SC Championships||Doha, Qatar|
|200 m freestyle||1.53.51||23 Nov 2013||Swedish SC Championships||Göteborg, Sweden|
|50 m backstroke||26.67||14 Dec 2013||European SC Championships||Herning, Denmark|
|100 m backstroke||56.57||7 Dec 2014||Swedish SC Championships||Stockholm, Sweden|||
|200 m backstroke||2:03.26||22 Nov 2014||Swedish SC Championships||Stockholm, Sweden|
|200 m individual medley||2:13.85||20 Nov 2013||Swedish SC Championships||Göteborg, Sweden|
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