James started Swimming whilst he was at school and he made his Paralympic debut at London 2012.
- 100m Butterfly (S12)/100m Freestyle (S12)/50m Freestyle (S12)
- Home Town:
- East Lothian Swimming Team
- Date Of Birth:
- 5th January 1994
- Games Attended:
- London 12
James comes from an athletic background as his elder sister Libby was also selected to compete for ParalympicsGB at London 2012, after winning silver on the Athletics track in Beijing.
During trials for the London 2012 Paralympic Games James broke Ian Sharpe's 12 year-old British record in the S12 classification to win the silver medal in the MC 100m Butterfly at the 2012 British Swimming Championships in the London Aquatics Centre.
At London 2012, James competed in three events with his strongest being the 100m Butterfly (S12). In the morning heats, he became the first British S12 swimmer to go under a minute for the 100m Butterfly as he won his heat, entering the finals as the third fastest qualifier. In the final, he retained this position to take the bronze medal on the same night that his older sister Libby took silver in the T12 100m at the Olympic Stadium.
"I'm really happy to be able to stand on the podium."James Clegg
James cites Ian Thorpe and Michael Phelps as his sporting inspirations.
In the future, James has ambitions to become a personal trainer and to develop his own business.
- 2012 London Paralympic Games
50m Freestyle (S12): 6th
100m Freestyle (S12): 8th
100m Butterfly (S12): bronze