Great Britain Olympic swimmer Adam Brown retires

PUBLISHED: 16:32 01 December 2014 | UPDATED: 16:39 01 December 2014

Adam Brown with his Commonwealth Games 2014 gold medal

Adam Brown with his Commonwealth Games 2014 gold medal


Hatfield Swimming Club Olympian Adam Brown has announced his retirement from the sport.

The 25-year-old, who holds the British 100m freestyle short course record (46.75seconds), won gold (4x100m medley relay) and silver (4x100m freestyle) for England at this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Brown, a 50m and 100m freestyle specialist, secured silver (4x100m silver) and bronze (4x100m medley) at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, he also competed in the London 2012 and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Brown, who now lives in America with his wife and baby daughter, revealed his decision via Twitter.

He said: “I’m pleased to announce that I will be retiring from competitive swimming after the US Winter Nationals this weekend.

“Although this decision was extremely tough to make, I feel like it is the right time for me to hang up the Speedos and goggles.

“It has been an absolutely amazing journey and one that I will forever be proud of.

“A big thank you to my club teams over the years.

“I am super excited for the next chapter in my life as well as getting to spend more time with my family.”

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