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.