Anna Hopkin is a competitive swimmer who represents Great Britain internationally.
Hopkin opted to swim at the University of Arkansas, and immediately it seemed like a mutually beneficial decision for both parties. At Arkansas’ mid-season rest meet, the Mizzou invite, Hopkin shattered the Arkansas school record in the 100 freestyle with a time of 47.05. And that was only the beginning. At the SEC Championships, Hopkin had runner-up finishes in both the 50 (21.58) and 100 (47.10) free, as well as a 5th place finish in the 200 free (1:44.56).
At the NCAA Championships, Hopkin kept the ball rolling as she placed 2nd in the 100 free (46.56) and 5th in the 50 free (21.51), both new school records and best times.
Hopkin had a stellar start to her sophomore campaign, notching best times in the 50 free (21.19), 100 free (46.56) and 200 free (1:44.40) at the mid-season Mizzou Invite.
She kept the fast times coming at the SEC Championships, where she threw down the fastest relay split in history* at 20.27 to help Arkansas earn a 4th place finish. Individually, she placed 2nd in the 50 free (21.44), 200 free (1:42.35), and 100 free (46.20). In the 100, that put her at the #3 performer all-time.
In 2017, Hopkin won the 50 free at the British Swimming Championships. She went on to represent Britain at the World University Games that summer.
2021 European Championships
Hopkin had a sensational meet in Budapest, racking up 5 medals including 4 golds as a part of Britain’s stellar relay core and a bronze individually in the 100 free.
2020 Olympic Games
At her first Olympic Games, Hopkin started off in the 4×100 free relay. In the heats, she split 52.65 in Britain’s heat-winning effort to move to finals. In the final, Hopkin led-off in 53.16, helping Britain to a 5th place finish.
Hopkin was back in the 100 free, putting up a 52.75 in prelims to not only record a personal best and move to semis, but also break the ‘super-suited’ British record that had stood since 2009.