James Peek


"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." - Walter Bagehot

James Peek:

James was born and raised in Sussex, England where he grew up playing rugby, soccer, and swimming before attending Millfield School for the later years of his secondary education.  Before coming to Duke, James was a 2013 World Trials qualifier, a British Gas International Open meet junior champion and a gold medal winner at the South of England Zonal Championships his last year in England (courtesy of goduke.com).  Now at Duke, James has continued his swimming career training sprint freestyle.


While in England, James competed for his boarding school swim team under Jol Fink where he garnered two silver metals at the National Youth Championship.



During his freshman year at Duke, James competed in the ACC Championship meet in the 50 and 100 free, and the 100 backstroke.  He scored for the Blue Devils in the 50 and 100 free, and was also a part of the 200 and 400 medley relays along with the 200 and 400 free relays at the ACC Championship meet.


James is majoring in Economics and aspires to work in the field after graduating.

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
scy 50 Free 19.74 02/26/15 2015 ACC Men's Championship
Atlanta, GA
scy 100 Free 44.32 02/28/15 2015 ACC Men's Championship
Atlanta, GA
scy 100 Back 47.94 02/27/15 2015 ACC Men's Championship
Atlanta, GA
lcm 50 Free 23.34 03/07/13 2013 British Gas Championships
lcm 100 Free 51.35 05/15/14 2014 Charlotte Grand Prix
Charlotte, NC