Carolyn Wilson

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Carolyn Wilson
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Personal information
Full nameCarolyn Jane Wilson
NationalityBritish
Born(1959-03-11) March 11, 1959 (age 55)
Aldershot, England
Sport
SportSwimming
Stroke(s)Synchronised Swimming (Solo, Duet & Team)
ClubRushmoor Synchronised Swimming Club, England
 
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Carolyn Wilson
Carolyn wilson1.jpg
Personal information
Full nameCarolyn Jane Wilson
NationalityBritish
Born(1959-03-11) March 11, 1959 (age 55)
Aldershot, England
Sport
SportSwimming
Stroke(s)Synchronised Swimming (Solo, Duet & Team)
ClubRushmoor Synchronised Swimming Club, England

Carolyn Wilson, born 11 March 1959, is one of Great Britain's most successful synchronised swimmers. She was European Solo Champion in 1981, 1983 and 1985, becoming the first British woman swimmer to win a European gold medal three times in succession. With the Duet and Team wins in 1981 and 1983 Carolyn holds a total of 7 European Gold medals.
Carolyn swam in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics (1984 Summer Olympics) gaining a 4th place in the Duet.

YearAchievement
1974Southern Counties Age Groups: U16 Stunts 8th
1st Hampshire County Age Group 14/U16 Stunts 2nd
Hampshire County Championships Stunts 4th, Duet 2nd, Junior Team 1st
1975Hampshire County ASA Age Group Duet 2nd
Hampshire County ASA Championships Stunts 4th, Solo 3rd, Duet 1st, Team 1st
Southern Counties Championships Stunts 13th, Solo 12th, Duet 4th
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Stunts became Figures in 1976

Carolyn choreographed the synchronised swimming scenes in the Kenneth Branagh film Love's Labour's Lost (2000 film) and has appeared on a number of television programmes such as Jim'll Fix It, The Generation Game and How Do They Do That?, she was also one of the swimmers in the Carling Black Label UK TV advert "Lady of the Lake"

Carolyn retired from competitive synchronised swimming in August 1985. She is a life member of Rushmoor Synchronised Swimming Club [1]

Carolyn holds a BSc Hons degree in Botany & Zoology from Bristol University (1981), a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Reading University and a First Class Masters degree with Distinction in Institutional Management & Leadership for Professional Development [2] from Southampton University (2007). She is currently Head of Science at a school in Guildford, England.

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