Presenter

Giles Long MBE | TV Presenter from Giles long on Vimeo.
• Interested in all aquatic sports and motor sports.  Loves factual documentaries about people, lifestyles, culture, ideas, entrepreneurs, colour, design, music and adaptability.

Giles was lead expert on swimming for the BAFTA winning Channel 4 coverage of the London 2012 Paralympic Games and is the inventor of the ground-breaking LEXI® graphic system.

He is a Paralympic gold medallist swimmer, though his journey to success was very different from the typical athlete.

At the age of 13 Giles was diagnosed with cancer, shattering the dreams he’d had since he was seven of going to the Olympics.

Despite the apparent end of his competitive swimming career he remained in the sport.  His talent was spotted by a member of the GB Paralympic Team and in 1993 had his first international success in France Sweden and Malta.

Giles broke his first World Record at the age of 17 and won gold in the 100
Butterfly in Atlanta 1996 and again Sydney 2000, breaking the world record. He swam quicker in Athens 2004 winning bronze.

Other than working in television Giles is successful public speaker and has written Changing to Win, an autobiography that carries a simple motivational tool within it.

Television Credits
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal (Lead Expert),
Sunest+Vine for Channel 4

2013 Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games (Expert guest),
Sunset+Vine for Channel 4

2013 Newspaper Reviewer,
BBC News Channel (Live)

2012 London 2012: Our Greatest Parade (Commentator)
Sunset+Vine for Channel 4

2012 London Paralympics Live  (Lead Swimming Expert – Pundit & Commentator)
Sunset+Vine for Channel 4

2012 Sponsorship and the Paralympics (Writer & Presenter)
TwoFour for Channel

2012 Come Dine With Me (Contributor)
ITV Studios for Channel 4

2011-2012 Road to 2012: Paralympics Extra (Sports Pundit)
Sunset+Vine for Channel 4

2011 European Swimming Championships, Berlin (Co-presenter)
Sunset+Vine for Channel 4

2011 Japan Tsunami, Kamaishi Triathlon Report (Reporter)
BBC News

2011 Olympic Dreams (Reporter)
BBC News Channel

2011 Paralympic World Cup (Co-presenter)
Sunset+Vine for Channel 4

2010-2012 That Paralympic Show (Reporter)
Boomerang for Channel 4

2010 World Swimming Championships Live (Presenter)
Sunset+Vine for Channel 4

2010 2012 Lives: Hidden Gems in Newham (Writer & Presenter)
BBC News Channel

2010 2012 Lives: Hidden Gems in Hackney (Writer & Presenter)
BBC News Channel

2010 2012 Lives: Hidden Gems in Tower Hamlets (Writer & Presenter)
BBC News Channel

2009 Kandahar to Calais (Presenter)
taster made by STV