Georgina Lee

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Georgina Lee
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Personal information
Nationality British
Born (1981-08-14) 14 August 1981 (age 33)
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Butterfly, freestyle
Club Camp Hill Edwardians
College team SMU Mustangs (USA)

Georgina Lee (born 14 August 1981) is a former British Olympic swimmer.

Lee won gold, silver, and bronze medals at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. She was also a bronze medallist at the European SC Championships in 2001.

Lee represented Great Britain at both the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney and the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. In Sydney she reached the semifinal in the 200 m butterfly, breaking the British Record and finishing in 10th place. In Athens she reached the semifinal in the 200 m butterfly, again finishing in 10th place, and she reached the final in both the 4×100 m medley relay and the 4×200 m freestyle relay. She also competed in the 100 m butterfly but did not progress beyond the heats.

Lee set 14 British records between 2000 and 2004, and won the British Championships 14 times in the 100 m and 200 m butterfly events.[citation needed]

Attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas between 2001 and 2004, Lee won two gold medals at the U.S. National Championships in 2003. She was a silver and bronze medallist at the NCAA Championships, and she was awarded an NCAA postgraduate scholarship upon graduation.

Personal life[edit]

Lee was born the youngest of 6 children and was educated at King Edward VI High School For Girls in Birmingham. In 1999 her father, Malcolm Lee, died from a heart attack.[1] In 2003 her brother, Adrian Lee, died in a suspected suicide from an overdose of prescribed pills for depression. Lee did not talk publicly about her brother's death until a year later, when she gave an interview in April 2004 to Craig Lord of The Times.[2]

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