Stephen Milne (swimmer)
|Born||29 April 1994|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||168 lb (76 kg)|
Milne was born on 29 April 1994 in Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom. He went to school at the Perth Academy and is now studying at Perth College, University of the Highlands and Islands, for a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science.
Milne competed at the 2012 European Junior Swimming Championships, held in Antwerp, Belgium. He finished eighth in the 200-metre freestyle and was part of the British team that placed fourth in the 4 × 200-metre freestyle relay.
He competed at the 2014 European Aquatics Championships held in Berlin, Germany, reaching the final in the 400-metre freestyle, 800-metre freestyle and the 1500 metre freestyle, placing fourth in the latter with a new personal best. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland he represented the host nation. In the 400-metre freestyle he won his heat in a time of three minutes 46.48 seconds to advance to the final, where he finished eighth. In the 1500 metre freestyle he was second in his heat behind Canadian Ryan Cochrane and qualified for the final where he finished fifth. In the final of the 4 × 200-metre freestyle relay he competed alongside Daniel Wallace, Duncan Scott and Robert Renwick as the Scottish quartet won the silver medal behind Australia.
In January 2015 he travelled to Perth, Australia, to complete warm weather training. At the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia, he placed seventh in the final of the 800-metre freestyle and fifth in the 1500 metre freestyle. He won the silver in the 400 metres freestyle at the 2016 British Championships, setting a new personal best time of three minutes 46.53 seconds in the final. He also won the silver medal in the 1500 metres freestyle.
Milne was selected as part of the 26-member swimming squad for the Great Britain team at the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where he competed in the men's 400-metre and 1500 metre freestyle events, finishing 13th and 10th respectively. He also competed in the 4x200m freestyle relay with James Guy, Duncan Scott, and Dan Wallace, and won a silver.
At the 2018 European Championships, Milne won bronze as part of the team that won mixed 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay, a new event at the game. He was also part of the team that won gold in men's 4 × 200 m freestyle relay, he swam in the heats but not in the final.
Career best times
Long course (50-meter pool)
|200m Freestyle||1:46.70||Rio de Janeiro|
|400m Freestyle||3:46.00||Rio de Janeiro|
Short course (25m pool)
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