Meet The Team - David Carry

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Get to know double Commonwealth Champion and Olympic finalist David Carry. Read his Tweets, view images, watch videos of him in action and being interviewed, check how his Olympic rivals compare with him and much more.

David Carry






6ft 0in

Training base

British Gas ITC Stockport


Sean Kelly

Olympic History

2008: 15th in 400m Free, sixth in 4x200m Freestyle Relay
2004: Fourth in 4x200m Freestyle Relay heats

In Action

400m Freestyle on 28 July
4x200m Freestyle Relay on 31 July

Did you know?

  • David is engaged to fellow British Olympic swimmer and world 10km open water champion Keri-anne Payne.
  • He studied at Robert Gordon's College in Aberdeen where his headmaster was Commonwealth and European gold medallist Ian Black.
  • He comes from a sport family - his father Peter was a British champion skier while his mother Jean was a country champion in table tennis.

David's Career

David is the oldest member of the British Swimming team taking part at London 2012 in what will be his third Olympic Games. He made his debut in Athens, swimming in the 4x200m Freestyle Relay quartet before making his individual bow at the Beijing Games in 2008, finishing 15th. David's greatest successes have come at the Commonwealth Games for Scotland, winning 400m Freestyle and 400m Individual Medley gold as well as 4x200m Freestyle silver at the 2006 Games before adding 400m Free bronze and 4x200m Free Relay silver in Delhi two seasons ago. After scooping silver at the 2012 British Champs, David booked his spot at London 2012 at the ASA Nationals, winning the 400m Freestyle with his first personal best since 2008.

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