Duncan Goodhew MBE
Duncan Goodhew MBE - Great British Olympian and British Gas Swimming Ambassador. From making his Olympic debut in Montreal in 1976 while still a student, to taking the podium in Moscow four years later, Duncan continues to support swimming at the highest level.
Date of birth:
27th May 1957
In the water:
Duncan made his Olympic debut in 1976 while still a student. Two years later in the 1978 Commonwealth Games he won Silver medals in both Individual Breaststroke events and the Medley Relay. While at the World Championships that same year he finished fourth in both individual events and won a Bronze medal in the Medley Relay. Returning as captain of Britain’s swimming team for the 1980 Moscow Olympics he won Gold in the 100m Breaststroke and Bronze in the 4x100m Medley Relay.
Out of the water:
In his book 'Sink or Swim' Duncan drew on the events and challenges of his own life, including his baldness and dyslexia to show how they spurred him on to fulfil his incredible sporting ambitions. Now that he no longer swims competitively, Duncan has adapted the lessons he learnt in the pool to assist businesses and charities worldwide. His expertise has proved invaluable in the British Gas campaign to get Britain swimming.