Ross Davenport

Ross Paul Davenport (born 23 May 1984) is an English competitive swimmer who has represented Great Britain in the Olympics, world and European championships, and swam for England in the Commonwealth Games. He won two gold medals in the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne for the 200-metre freestyle and the 4×200-metre freestyle relay.

Ross Davenport
Personal information
Full nameRoss Paul Davenport
National team Great Britain
Born (1984-05-23) 23 May 1984
Belper, England
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb; 12.0 st)
ClubLoughborough University

On Monday, 27 November 2006 he was recognized as the BBC East Midlands Sports Personality of the Year. He was a member of the University of Bath swimming club, coached by Ian Turner and trains at Loughborough University. Born in Belper, Derbyshire, he now lives and trains in Loughborough.

Ross qualified for Team GB at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in two events, the 200-metre freestyle and the 4×200-metre freestyle relay. He achieved this by winning the 200-metre freestyle, ahead of Robert Renwick, in the 2008 Long Course British Championships (incorporating the Olympic trials) on 3 April. His time in the final was 1:47.66.

He was part of the British 4x200-metre freestyle relay team at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1]

He started at Belper School in 1995.


  1. "Ross Davenport Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Retrieved 2015-08-11.

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