Michael Jamieson dives back in after heart scare

Michael Jamieson: Irregular heartbeat. Picture: Getty
Michael Jamieson: Irregular heartbeat. Picture: Getty
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OLYMPIC silver-medallist Michael Jamieson is back in training for the Commonwealth Games in his home city of Glasgow next summer after revealing that he came through an alarming health scare last week.

Jamieson had to have his heart restarted last Wednesday after doctors diagnosed him with an irregular heartbeat – and within 48 hours he was back in the pool.

“Not really sure the reasons behind it happening, but I went into an irregular beat after reaching 203 heart rate in a session (max is 193),” Jamieson, who was the top-performing British swimmer at last summer’s London Olympics, wrote on his Twitter account.

“Specialist said he’s only seen this three times, all Olympic medallists – pretty cool!”

Jamieson will be in Glasgow later this month for the Europe v USA ‘Duel in the Pool’ at Tollcross Park. A British Swimming spokesperson said: “He has been cleared to train following medical treatment and is already back in the water.”