John Davey (swimmer)

John Philip Davey (born 29 December 1964) is an English former competition swimmer.

British swimmer
John Davey
Personal information
Full name John Philip Davey
National team Great Britain
Born (1964-12-29) 29 December 1964 (age 56)
Middleton, England
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb; 11 st)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle, medley
Club Aquabears
College team University of Iowa (US)
Medal record
Men’s swimming
Representing  England
Commonwealth Games
1982 Brisbane 4×200 m freestyle
1982 Brisbane 400 m freestyle
1982 Brisbane 400 m medley
1986 Edinburgh 4×200 m freestyle

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He swam for Great Britain in the Olympics and later became a collegiate head coach in the United States. He competed at the Summer Olympics in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea, and in 1992 in Barcelona, Spain.[1]

At the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia, representing England he earned a silver medal as a member of the second-place English men’s team in the 4×200-metre freestyle relay. Individually, he won bronze medals in both the 400-metre freestyle and 400-metre individual medley.[2] Four years later at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, he won another bronze medal as part of the English men’s team in the 4×200-metre freestyle relay.[3] He represented England at a third Games when competing in the freestyle and individual medley events, at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand.[4][5]

He is a two times winner of the ASA National British Championships200 metres freestyle in 1982 and 1984 and was the 400 metres freestyle champion in 1983 and 1984. He was also the ASA National British Championships 100 metres backstroke champion in 1984 and 200 metres backstroke champion three times in 1983, 1984 and 1987 and 200 metres medley champion in 1991 and 1992 and the 400 metres medley champion in 1983, 1986, 1987 and 1988.[6][7][8][9]

Davey received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, Iowa, United States, where he competed for the Iowa Hawkeyes swimming and diving team from 1985 to 1989. He was a ten-time champion in Big Ten Conference competition, and received ten All-American honors as a Hawkeye swimmer.

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