Olympic Swimmer David Lowe
Olympic & Commonwealth Medallist

Zimbabwe-born David Lowe swam for Britain in two consecutive Olympics, winning bronze in Moscow in 1980 in the men’s 4 x 100m medley relay. He was a finalist in the 1984 Los Angeles Games.

“Being one of the British Olympic swimmers was a great honour and becoming one of the Olympic medalists was a very special moment.”


A Commonwealth silver medallist at Brisbane in 1982, a year later David also became the first British swimmer to swim 100m freestyle in under 50 seconds.

He held numerous British records and British national titles between 1980 and 1984 before moving on to carve out a successful coaching career.

David is a former chief coach at Ledbury, Haslemere and City of Swansea swimming clubs and also headed up the coaching for the 60-strong Mid-Beds Squad of elite swimmers.

For the past 10 years, David has run his own successful swim academy on the Beds/Cambs border.

Read about David’s Coaching Philosophy

Olympian David’s involvement in the  2012 London Games