Paul Easter

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Paul Easter
Personal information
Full name Paul Robert Easter
National team Great Britain
Born (1963-05-14) 14 May 1963 (age 54)
Norwich, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb; 12.1 st)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle, butterfly
Club Warrender Baths Club,
City of Swansea
College team Arizona State University

Paul Robert Easter (born 14 May 1963)[1] is a former competitive swimmer who represented Great Britain in the Olympics, and competed for Scotland in the Commonwealth Games. He was freestyle swimmer, and swam for Warrender Baths Club in Edinburgh.[2][3] He also swam for City of Swansea swimming club[1] and Arizona State University while studying there.[4] He competed at the Summer Olympics for Great Britain at the 1984 (Los Angeles, California).[5] In 1984 he claimed the bronze medal in the 4×200 m freestyle relay, alongside Neil Cochran, Andrew Astbury, and Paul Howe.[5]

Easter won six Scottish swimming championships and broke eight Scottish swimming records in 1982. He swam for Great Britain in the European Cup and competed for Scotland in the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane], Australia where he won a bronze medal in the 4x200 metre freestyle relay with Neil Cochran, Douglas Campbell and Graeme Wilson and a bronze medal in the 4x100 metre medlay relay with Douglas Campbell, Iain Cambell and William McGoldrick.[2] He represented Great Britain at the 1982 World Aquatics Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador. In 1983 he broke eight Scottish records, was named the outstanding swimmer at the British short-course championships in Cardiff and represented Great Britain in an international swimming matches against Holland, Russia and Canada.[2][6] In 1984 he broke the Scottish 100 and 200 m freestyle and 200 m butterfly records before winning his bronze medal at the Olympics. In 1985 he broke the Scottish 200 m freestyle record again and won the 400 m freestyle and 200 m butterfly championships. He was selected to swim for Scotland at the 1986 Commonwealth Games but had to withdraw because of illness.[2]

In 2012 Easter was a police officer at the Nottinghamshire Police. He was the dive team leader in the underwater-search unit.[7] In 2014 Easter occasionally coached swimming at Nottingham Leander Swimming Club.[8]

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  1. ^ a b "Paul Easter". SR/Olympic Sports. UK: Sports-Reference. 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d Gilmore, Jamie, editor (1990) "One Hundred Years of Warrender Baths Club 1888-1988" Macdonald Lindsay Pindar plc, Edinburgh, ISBN 0-9516787-0-1
  3. ^ The Stars of Warrender Scottish Swimming, Retrieved 5 February 2013
  4. ^ Eger, Bob "Maroon & Gold: A History of Sun Devil Athletics" Sports Publishing LLC, Page 204, (2001), ISBN 978-1582612232
  5. ^ a b Great Britain Swimming at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games Sports Reference/Olympic Sports, Retrieved 8 December 2013
  6. ^ "Easter Goes in at the deep end". The Glasgow Herald. Travel. Glasgow, UK. 3 June 1983. p. 27. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  7. ^ (28 July 2012) "MOVING ON: Olympic medallists' second careers." The Daily Mail, also available at [1] with a subscription
  8. ^ "Nottingham Leander Swimming Club". 28 July 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 

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