David Davies Swimmer

  • DOB

    3 Mar 1985
  • Coach

    Dave Haller
  • Club

    City of Cardiff
  • Main event

    Freestyle
  • Best result

    Two Olympic medals
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 1
    • 6
    • 4
David Davies Torso

David Davies is one of the most successful Welsh swimmers of all time, having won two medals from three Olympic Games. He made an immediate impact with 1500m bronze at the 2004 Games in Athens before securing 10km Marathon silver in the event's debut four years later in Beijing.

Davies has been the leading British male distance swimmer for the past decade, winning 1500m bronze at two World Championships as well as the Commonwealth 1500m title for Wales in 2006.

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
200m Freestyle 2009 1:47.31
400m Freestyle 2009 3:45.24
800m Freesstyle 2009 7:44.32 BR
1500m Freestyle 2004 14:45.95 BR
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
200m Freestyle 2003 1:48.33
400m Freestyle 2005 3:45.08
800m Freestyle 2009 7:36.47
1500m Freestyle 2004 14:32.56
Olympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
1500m Freestyle 2012 15:14.77 16th
1500m Freestyle 2008 14:52.90 6th
10km 2008 1.51.53.1 Silver
1500m Freestyle 2004 14:45.90 Bronze
World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
400m Freestyle 2009 3:47.02 8th
800m Freestyle 2009 7:44.32 4th
1500m Freestyle 2009 14:57.03 6th
1500m Freestyle 2007 14;51.21 Bronze
800m Freestyle 2005 7:51.54 6th
1500m Freestyle 2005 14:48.11 Bronze
400m Freestyle 2003 3:54.70 19th
1500m Freestyle 2003 15:05.04 4th
Commonwealth Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
400m Freestyle 2010 3:50.52 4th
1500m Freestyle 2010 15:20.38 5th
400m Freestyle 2006 3:49.44 Bronze
1500m Freestyle 2006 14:57.63 Gold
200m Freestyle 2002 1:51.89 9th
400m Freestyle 2002 15:17.87 6th
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
1500m Freestyle 2008 14:54.28 Silver
European Championships (25m)
Event Year Time/Score Result
1500m Freestyle 2006 14:40.60 5th
400m Freestyle 2006 3:45.08 11th
1500m Freestyle 2005 14:35.94 Silver
400m Freestyle 2004 3:46.02 6th
1500m Freestyle 2004 14:32.56 Silver
400m Freestyle 2003 3:47.84 14th
1500m Freestyle 2003 15:00.56 11th
400m Freestyle 2002 3:49.06 11th
1500m Freestyle 2002 14:42.51 Silver
400m Individual Medley 2002 4:21.44 19th