Tom Dean is a competitive swimmer who represents Great Britain internationally. Dean is the 2020 Olympic champion in the 200 free and 4×200 free relay and swam for Team GB at the European championships and Jr European championships.
2021 European Championships (Budapest, Hungary)
Dean had a busy schedule in Budapest, winning 6 medals in total. This included gold as a part of the 400 and 800 mixed free relays and 400 medley relay, silver in the 400 and 800 free relays, and bronze individually in the 200 free (1:45.34).
202o Olympic Games
Dean started his first Olympics off strong, swimming a 1:45.24 in the prelims to seed himself 3rd heading into the semi-finals. In semis, he moved through as 4th seed into the final. In the final, Dean swam a strategic race, using his back half to propel himself to victory in 1:44.22, a new British record and the young stars first Olympic medal.
Dean was back in the 4×200 free relay, anchoring Britain in the prelims in a calm 1:46, easily moving them through as the top seed for finals. In finals, Dean led off in 1:45.72, helping Britain to its first Olympic title in this event since 1904.
2022 World Championships (Budapest, Hungary)
Dean started his meet off strong in the 4×100 free relay on night 1, anchoring Britain’s relay in 46.95 to help them place 4th in a new British record.
In the 200 free, Dean moved onto the final and swam a gutsy race on night 3, going out in under 50 at the 100 and paying for it at the end of the race. However, he held on to win bronze, touching 3rd in 1:44.98 behind teenagers David Popovici and Hwang Sunwoo.