CARRY David < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA Scotland   
Gender Men
Born 08 Oct 1981 in Aberdeen, SCO
Height1.83 m
Weight 76 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Manchester, ENG
Languages English
Higher education Loughborough University: Loughborough, ENG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up swimming at school.
Why this sport? He enjoyed being in the water, so swimming was a natural choice.
Club / Team Aberdeen Dolphins: Aberdeen, SCO
Name of coach Sean Kelly
General Interest
Hobbies Golf, deep sea fishing, waterskiing, painting. (, 10 Jan 2007, Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold and setting a new British record in the 400m individual medley at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. (, 30 Mar 2012)
Most influential person in career Swimmer Ian Black, his old headmaster and his father. (, 30 Mar 2012)
Hero / Idol British rower Steve Redgrave. (, 21 Jul 2005)
Injuries He had a back injury just before the 2012 Olympic trials, the first time he's been injured in his career. (, 21 Jun 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "There are no shortcuts. Hard work, determination and support is the only route." (, 28 May 2012)
Famous relatives His fiancee is open water swimmer, Keri-Anne Payne. His father Peter was a British champion skier while his mother Jean was a national champion in table tennis. (, 28 May 2012,, 25 Jun 2012)
Ambitions To win a medal at the Olympic Games. (, 30 Mar 2012)
Carry dedicated his gold medal win in the 100m freestyle event at the British Gas Swimming Championships in Sheffield to his late coach Eileen Adams, who passed away from cancer. (, 15 Jul 2010)

The 2012 Olympic Games will be the third time he has competed in the event, and he will also be the oldest swimmer on the GB team. " Knowing that I had this one last chance to stand up and perform, it was a really special moment to win it. I knew I'd put a huge amount of effort in - more than any other season since the last Olympics. But the more that I trained, the better my body seemed to get so that was a huge encouragement for me. You always dream it will come together on the day so to qualify for Team GB was so special." (, 24 Jun 2012,, 20 Jun 2012)