Tom Dean

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Tom Dean is a competitive swimmer who represents Great Britain internationally. Dean is a 2020 Olympian 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.

International Medals

Place Event Year Meet
Gold 800 Freestyle Relay 2018 European Championships
Gold 400 Mixed Free Relay 2021 European Championships
Gold 800 Mixed Free Relay 2021 European Championships
Gold 400 Medley Relay 2021 European Championships
Silver 400 Freestyle Relay 2021 European Championships
Silver 800 Freestyle Relay 2021 European Championships
Bronze 200 Free 2021 European Championships
Silver 400 Free 2019 Short Course European Championships

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
lcm 100 Free 48.51 04/16/21 2021 British Selection Trials
London, United Kingdom
lcm 200 Free 1:44.58 04/18/21 2021 British Selection Trials
London, United Kingdom
Tom Dean (photo: Mike Lewis) Tom Dean (photo: Mike Lewis) 16th April 2021, London Aquatics Centre, London, England ; 2021 British Swimming Selection Trials Tom Dean (photo: Mike Lewis) Tom Dean (photo: Mike Lewis)