David Carry

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David Carry
Personal information
Full nameDavid Robert Carry
National team Great Britain
Born (1981-10-08) 8 October 1981 (age 39)
Aberdeen, Scotland
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight77 kg (170 lb)
StrokesFreestyle, medley
ClubAberdeen Dolphins
City of Aberdeen
College teamLoughborough University

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. He competed internationally in freestyle and medley swimming events. He is the winner of seven medals in major international championships. He is of Scottish-Faroese ancestry.[1]

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.[2]

He attended Robert Gordon's College during his school years. He represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, competing the 400-metre freestyle and 4×200-metre freestyle relay swimming events.[citation needed] 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.[3] Following his retirement from swimming, he was performance director for his former sports management company, Red Sky Management, based in Edinburgh, as a business coach. David and his wife, Keri-Anne Payne, are founders of Triscape, to share their knowledge, experiences and passion for inspiring and enabling Healthy and Active Lifestyles in World Class Environments.

Alongside performance scientist, Dr Scott Gardner, David founded Track Record in 2016, through a shared passion of elite performance and a desire to better understand what it takes for individual performers and teams to deliver extraordinary results. Track Record leads programmes in FTSE 100 and growing businesses using the elite sport approach of tracking progress and impact in order to demonstrate enhanced resilience, confidence and performance.

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]

On 15 September 2012 at Craigiebuckler Church, Aberdeen, where generations of the Carry family have married, David and fellow swimmer Keri-Anne Payne were married. The couple had lived in Heywood, Greater Manchester.[5] However, due to Carry's retirement from competitive swimming and in preparation for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, after their wedding they relocated to Edinburgh, where Payne joined Warrender Baths Club.[6][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. ^ "Kvarti føroyingurin í finaluni" (in Faroese). sportal.fo – Føroyski ítróttar portalurin. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Swimming Schedule and Results". Archived from the original on 11 August 2007. Retrieved 22 August 2007.
  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.
  5. ^ Keri-Anne Payne's Team GB Olympic Profile
  6. ^ Magnay, Jacqueline (29 December 2012) "Keri-Anne Payne considers switching to the pool after the pain of fourth at London Olympics", The Telegraph; retrieved 24 January 2013

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