David Carry

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David Carry
Personal information
Full name David Robert Carry
National team  Great Britain
Born (1981-10-08) 8 October 1981 (age 33)
Aberdeen, Scotland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle, medley
Club Aberdeen Dolphins
City of Aberdeen

David Robert Carry (born 8 October 1981) is a Scottish former competition swimmer who represented Great Britain in the Olympics, FINA world championships and the European championships, and Scotland in the Commonwealth Games. Carry competed internationally in freestyle and medley swimming events. He is the winner of seven medals in major international championships.

He represented Scotland at the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games. In 2006 he won two golds in the 400-metre freestyle and 400-metre individual medley.[1]

He attended Robert Gordon's College during his school years. He represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Sydney, competing the 400-metre freestyle and 4×200-metre freestyle relay swimming events. Four years later at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, he swam in the 400-metre freestyle, and qualified for the finals with the time 3:47.25. His final result was seventh, with the time 3:48.62. He was also a member of the British men's team in the 4×200-metre freestyle relay.

Carry retired from competitive swimming in October 2012.[2] He presently works for his former sports management company, Red Sky Management, based in Edinburgh as a business coach.

Carry along with heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill, boxer Nicola Adams, fellow swimmer Michael Jamieson and sprinter Allan Wells were ambassadors for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.[3]

Carry is married to fellow swimmer Keri-Anne Payne.[2] He is of Scottish-Faroese ancestry.[4]

Personal bests and records[edit]

Event Long course Short course
100 m freestyle 50.64 49.66
200 m freestyle 1:46.47 NR 1:45.63
400 m freestyle 3:47.17 NR 3:40.51
400 m individual medley 4:15.98 4:13.83
Key NR:British

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Swimming Schedule and Results". Retrieved 22 August 2007. 
  2. ^ a b "Aberdeen swimmer David Carry announces retirement". BBC News (BBC). 8 October 2012. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Swarbrick, Susan (20 August 2013). "Keep calm and Carry on winning". The Herald (Glasgow: Newsquest). Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Kvarti føroyingurin í finaluni" (in Faroese). sportal.fo – Føroyski ítróttar portalurin. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 

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