Alice Georgina Dearing (born 23 April 1997) is a 22-year-old British pool and open water swimmer who studied Social Media and Political Communication at Loughborough University. She is coached by Andi Manley and is the second black swimmer to represent Great Britain on the international scene.
Open Water Swimming Career
- She appeared on the Tough Girl Podcast.
- In 2014, she finished fourth in the 7.5 km race at the FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships in Lake Balaton, Balatonfured, Hungary.
- In 2015, she finished 3rd in the European Junior Open Water Swimming Championships.
- In 2015, she competed in the FINA World Aquatics Championships.
- In 2015, she finished 2nd in the Great North Swim in Windermere, England.
- In 2016, she won the 18-19 girls 10 km marathon swim at the FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships in Hoorn, Netherlands, finishing 0.5 seconds over Hungary's Nikoletta Kiss in 2:04:24.1 to win the first British gold medal at a World Junior Open Water Championship.
- In 2016, she was one of the 33 people selected for British Swimming’s Podium Potential programme.
- In 2017, she competed in the 5 km race at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Lake Balaton, Hungary.
- On 27 August 2017, she competed in the World University Games 10 km marathon swim in Taipei, Taiwan.
- In 2018, she was selected to participate in the British Swimming World Class Performance Programme.
- In 2019, she finished 17th in the 10 km marathon swim at the FINA World Aquatics Championships in 1:55:05.90.
- In February 2020 in Doha, she finished 10th at the FINA Marathon Swim World Series 10 km race in 1:56.47.5.
- She finished 4th in the FINA Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Setúbal Bay, Portugal on 19 June 2021 and qualified for the 2020 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in Tokyo on 4 August 2021.
- She finished 12th in the 10 km in 2:01:37.70 at the age of 23 at the FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series on Qatar on 13 May 2021.
- She finished 10th in the 10 km in 1:56:47.50 at the age of 22 at the FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series on Qatar on 15 February 2020.
- She competed in the 5 km Mixed Team relay at the age of 22 at the 18th FINA World Championships]] in South Korea on 18 July 2019.
- She finished 17th in the 10 km in 1:55:05.90 at the age of 22 at the 18th FINA World Championships]] in South Korea on 14 July 2019.
- She finished 34th in the 10 km in 2:05:25.50 at the age of 21 at the FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series in Qatar on 16 February 2019.
- She finished 24th in the 10 km in 2:04:26.80 at the age of 21 at the FINA/Hosa Marathon Swim World Series in the UAE on 9 November 2018.
- She finished 12th in the 10 km in 1:58:39.30 at the age of 21 at the European Championships in the UK on 9 August 2018.
- She finished 10th in the 10 km in 1:58:38.90 at the age of 21 at the FINA/Hosa Marathon Swim World Series in Seychelles on 20 May 2018.
- On 4 August 2021, she finished 19th in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Odaiba Marine Park.
- She was nominated for the 2020 Wild Swimmer of the Year Award.
2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Results
1. Ana Marcela Cunha (Brazil, 29) 1:59:30.90
2. Sharon van Rouwendaal (Netherlands, 27) 1:59:31.70
3. Kareena Lee (Australia, 27) 1:59:32.50
4. Anna Olasz (Hungary, 27) 1:59:34.80
5. Leonie Beck (Germany, 24) 1:59:35.10
6. Haley Anderson (USA, 29) 1:59:36.90
7. Ashley Twichell (USA, 32) 1:59:37.90
8. Xin Xin (China, 24) 2:00:10.10
9. Lara Grangeon de Villele (France, 29) 2:00:57.0
10. Finnia Wunram (Germany, 25) 2:01:01.90
11. Samantha Arévalo (Ecuador, 26) 2:01:30.60
12. Cecilia Biagioli (Argentina, 36) 2:01:31.70
13. Yumi Kida (Japan, 36) 2:01:40.90
14. Rachele Bruni (Italy, 30) 2:02:10.20
15. Anastasiia Kirpichnikova (Russian Olympic Committee, 21) 2:03:17.50
16. Paula Ruiz Bravo (Spain, 22) 2:03:17.60
17. Angelica Andre (Portugal, 26) 2:04:40.70
18. Kate Farley Sanderson (Canada, 21) 2:04:59.10
19. Alice Dearing (Great Britain, 24) 2:05:03.20
20. Paola Perez (Venezuela, 30) 2:05:45.00
21. Michelle Weber (South Africa, 24) 2:06:56.50
22. Krystyna Panchishko (Ukraine, 23) 2:07:35.10
23. Li-Shan Chantal Liew (Singapore, 22) 2:08:17.90
24. Spela Perse (Slovenia, 25) 2:08:33.00
25. Souad Nefissa Cherouati (Algeria, 32) 2:17:21.60
2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Marathon Swim Coverage
- Ana Marcela Cunha Realizes Golden Olympic Dream
- Women’s Olympic 10K Marathon Swim Finalists For Tokyo
- Canada’s Kate Sanderson Is Heading To The Tokyo Olympic Games
- Spain's Paula Ruiz Bravo Is Heading To The Tokyo Olympic Games
- Hungary's Anna Olasz Is Heading To The Tokyo Olympic Games
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- Wild Swimmers of the Year, 2021
- Wild Swimmers of the Year, 2020
- Wild Swimmers of the Year, 2018
- Wild Swimmers of the Year, 2017
- Heat Survey for the Tokyo Olympic Marathon Swimmers
- Tokyo 2020: Olympic Marathon Swim Predictions – Alice Dearing (Great Britain)
- Alice Dearing Heading To Setúbal Bay
- Swimming Nemes By Danielle Obe
- Olympic Dreams To Be Made In Setúbal Bay – The Women
- Share The Adventure At The Kendal Mountain Festival
- Join Colin Hill, Jaimie Monahan, Alice Dearing At 2020 Kendal Mountain Festival
- Back In Time: In 1977 With The Channel Swimming Association
- Endearing Darling, Alice In The Open Water
- Leonie Beck Wins FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series In Doha
- Dearing Is The Darling Of The FINA World Junior Championships
- Hungary Seals 1-3 Finish With A Kiss
- Abbott Takes It Out, Wins 5K at Junior World Championships
- Siyu Yan Wins 5K At FINA World Junior Championships
- The Juniors Are Hungary To Race, Anton Evsikov Wins 7.5K
- 2014 FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- Daily News of Open Water Swimming
- Marathon Swimming
- Open Water Swimming
- Christine Jennings Leaves Others In Her Wake In The Lake
- Alice Dearing bio in British Swimming
- Alice Dearing claims gold at World Junior Open Water Champs
- Open Water Swimmer Alice Dearing Seeks To Inspire Through Changing Perceptions
- Brits clinch top-10 finishes in thrilling Doha races
- English athletes selected for Podium Potential programme
- British Swimming reveal World Class Performance Programme squad
- Oldbury swimmer Alice Dearing takes the 2020 plunge
- British athlete Alice Dearing on being Team GB's only black swimmer
- Swimming has changed my life': Alice Dearing, the only black swimmer on the British team, is determined to end stereotypes in her sport
- Team GB's only black swimmer: 'I understand why girls would quit over their hair
- Alice Dearing: Five things you didn't know about the swimmer
- The British swimmer breaking down barriers
- Alice Dearing FINA bio