David Lowe (swimmer)

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David Lowe
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Born28 February 1960

David Lowe (born 28 February 1960) is a retired butterfly and freestyle swimmer.

Swimming career[edit]

Born in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe),[1] he represented the United Kingdom at two consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1980. At his Olympic debut in Moscow he won the bronze medal in the men's 4×100-metere medley relay, alongside teammates Gary Abraham, Duncan Goodhew, and Martin Smith, clocking 3:47.71.

He represented England and won three silver medals in the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 metres freestyle relay and the 4 x 100 metres medley relay, at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[2][3]

He won the 1984 ASA National Championship 50 metres freestyle title[4] and three titles in the 100 metres freestyle (1982-1984).[5] [6] He also won the 1981 100 metres butterfly title.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Glasgow Herald, Apr 9, 1981
  2. ^ "1982 Athletes". Team England.
  3. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  4. ^ ""Swimming." Times, 20 Aug. 1984, p. 17". Times Digital Archive.
  5. ^ ""Miss Croft's victory of mixed emotions." Times, 23 Aug. 1982, p. 15". Times Digital Archive.
  6. ^ "Still, Athole. "Hardcastle on song in medley." Times, 25 July 1983, p. 21". Times Digital Archive.
  7. ^ "Still, Athole. "Swimming." Times, 10 Aug. 1981, p. 12". Times Digital Archive.