James Crawford
James Crawford


High Wycombe, England

High School:
John Hampden Grammar School



2011-12 - Among Gamecocks' top backstrokers...Made the consolation finals of the 200 backstroke and finished 16th to score a point at the SEC Championships (1:47.94)...Prelim time of 1:47.89 in the 200 backstroke was tops on the team this season...Recorded one win on the season, placing first in the 200 IM in final home meet of career against East Carolina (1:52.15)...Had team's top time in the 200 IM, swimming a 1:49.78 at the SEC Championships...Was second on the team in the 200 freestyle with a 1:39.05 at the SEC Championships...Part of 800 freestyle relay team that produced a NCAA B cut time of 6:32.83 at the SEC Championships...Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11 - Posted team's second-best time in 200 backstroke (1:46.77) at SEC Championships...Advanced to consolation finals, finishing 14th to score at the league meet for the second straight year...Had the fourth-best 100 backstroke time (51.12), coming in the Alabama/Georgia meet...Also had the team's fourth-best 200 IM time at SEC Championships (1:51.40)...Part of the Gamecocks' 400 freestyle relay squad that earned an NCAA `B' cut at Nike Cup (3:00.69)...Part of two victorious 400 FR squads, winning vs. Western Kentucky and Missouri.

2009-10 - Was a specialist in the backstroke and IM events... Scored one point at SEC Championships with a 16th-place finish in the 200 back, swimming a season-best 1:48.39... Helped the 800 FR team to an NCAA `B' cut with a 6:34.03 at SEC Championships... Was third on the team in the 200 free with a 1:40.35 against Kentucky... Season-best 200 IM time was 1:50.50 at SEC Championships... Won three races during the season - 200 back vs. Kentucky and Tennessee, and 100 back vs. UNC Wilmington... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2008-09 - One of the most versatile swimmers on the team...Had the second-fastest times on the team in the 200 free (1:38.26), 100 back (50.15), 200 back (1:46.23), and 200 IM (1:49.03)...Part of 800 FR (6:30.33) and 400 MR (3:14.31) teams that earned NCAA `B' cuts at the SEC Championships...Was a huge part of the Gamecocks' win over Clemson, winning all three of his individual events...Won the 200 backstroke at the Gamecock Invitational.

PRE-COLLEGE - Member of Ealing Swimming Club...Member of National Youth Squad in 2004 and 2005...Was a national finalist in multiple events for his age group in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007, and in the open division in 2005...Was a national relay member for Ealing.

PERSONAL - Full name is James Matthew Crawford...Born October 28, 1988...Parents are Philip and Lesley Crawford...Major is civil engineering.

Crawford's Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
100 freestyle 46.62 # 10/9/09 Kentucky Columbia, S.C.
200 freestyle 1:38.26 2/28/09 Last Chance Meet Athens, Ga.
100 backstroke 50.15 # 2/20/09 SEC Championships Auburn, Ala.
200 backstroke 1:46.43 12/6/08 U.S. Short Course Nationals Atlanta, Ga.
200 IM 1:49.03 2/19/09 SEC Championships Auburn, Ala.