Philip Heintz


Philip Heintz is a German double Olympian, competing in the 200 meter individual medley at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. The 6’4″ swimmer is based at SV Nikar Heidelberg in Germany under head coach Michael Spikermann. He is also a Team Arena sponsored swimmer.

Heintz partner Nina Kost also represents Germany in the pool.

International Career

Heintz had his first international call-up for Germany at the 2009 European Junior Championships where he won bronze medals in the 100 meter butterfly and the 400 meter freestyle relay.

In 2012, Heintz made his senior debut at the European Championships before heading to his first Olympic Games in London. He swam in the 200 meter individual medley heats.

At the 2013 FINA World Championships. Heintz finished fifth as a member of Germany’s 400 meter medley relay. He also made the semi-final in the 100 meter butterfly. His first senior medal came later in 2013 when he took gold in the 200 meter medley at the European Short Course Championships.

At the long Course European Championships in 2014, Heintz claimed the 200 meter medley silver medal.

2016 Rio Olympic Games

In his second Olympic Games, Heintz made his first Olympic final in the 200 meter individual medley. He finished sixth, just 0.01 behind USA’s Ryan Lochte in 1:57.48.

2017 World Championships

In Budapest, Heintz finished 7th in the 200 meter medley final in 1:57.43.

2017 SCM European Championships

Heintz won the 200IM in 1:52.41 on day three of the meet. He also touched the wall second in the 400 IM behind Hungary’s Peter Bernek.

International Medals

Place Event Year Meet
Silver 200 I.M. 2014 European Championships
Silver 200 I.M. 2016 Short Course World Championships

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
lcm 200 IM 1:57.43 07/27/17 2017 World Championships
Budapest, Hungary
Philip Heintz, GER, at 2016 Swim Cup Lausanne, Switerzland, courtesy of swim_cup_lausanne @ogehin German Philip Heintz at the 2016 FNA World Cup Dubai, photo: Daniela Kapser Philip Heintz, FINA World Cup 2016, Dubai, medal ceremony 400 m IM, photo Daniela Kapser Marco Koch, Philip Heintz, Germany, World Cup 2016, Dubai Germany's Philip Heintz, Dubai Fina World Cup 2016, photo: Daniela Kapser Philip Heintz, Germany, FINA World Cup Dubai 2016, photo: Daniela Kapser Germans Marco Koch and Philip Heintz at the 2016 World Cup in Berlin , photo: Daniela Kapser