Backstroke - Ash Delaney

Ashley Delaney (nicknamed Ash) was born on 4 November, 1986 in Sale, a city in the Australian state of Victoria. He currently trains under coach Rohan Taylor at the Australian Institute of Sport/Nunawading Swimming Club.

Olympic Career
Ashley qualified for the Beijing Olympics in 2008, achieving an Australian record in the 100m Backstroke. In Beijing, he placed 5th in the 100m Backstroke and 10th in the 200m Backstroke. He was part of the 4 X 100m medley relay, which won a Silver medal.

Other Career Highlights
At the 2008 FINA World Short Course Championships (Manchester, England), Ashley achieved a bronze medal in the 50m Backstroke, a fourth-place finish in the 200m Backstroke and 4 X 100m Medley Relay, and fifth in the 100m Backstroke.

At the 2009 FINA World Championships (Rome, Italy), Ashley was part of the bronze-medal 400m Medley Relay, placed 10th in the 100m Backstroke, 16th in the 50m Backstroke, and 17th in the 200M Backstroke.

At the 2010 Commonwealth Games (Delhi, India), Ashley had podium finishes in the 4 X 100m Medley Relay (1st), and in the 50m, 100m, and 200m Backstroke (3rd in each). At the 2010 Pan Pacs (Irvine, California), he won a silver medal in the 50m Backstroke and two bronze medals in the 100m Backstroke and 4 X 100m Medley Relay.

At the 2011 World Championships (Shanghai, China), Ashley was 10th in the 50m Backstroke and 15th in the 200m Backstroke.

Personal Best Times (Long Course)
50m Backstroke: 24.81
100m Backstroke: 53.10
200m Backstroke: 1:55.82