David Carry

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David Carry
Personal information
Full name David Robert Carry
Nationality British
Born (1981-10-08) 8 October 1981 (age 33)
Aberdeen, Scotland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle and medley
Club Aberdeen Dolphins SC
City of Aberdeen SC

David Robert Carry (born 8 October 1981, Aberdeen) is a Scottish former swimmer, of Scottish/Faroese heritage.[2] His specialism was freestyle, and 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.

He attended Robert Gordon's College during his school years. He represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 400 m freestyle and 4×200 m freestyle relay swimming events. Carry then represented Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 400 m freestyle. He qualified for the finals with the time 3:47.25. His final result was seventh, with the time 3:48.62. He also represented Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay.

Carry retired from competitive swimming in October 2012.[3] 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.[4]

Carry is married to fellow swimmer Keri-Anne Payne.[3]

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

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