Keri-Anne Payne

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Keri-Anne Payne, 3-time Olympian and world champion marathon swimmer
Keri-Anne Payne, 2011 FINA World 10K Champion
Keri-Anne Payne
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Keri-Anne Payne winning her eighth aQuellé Midmar Mile
Risztov Éva of Hungary (left), Ana Marcela Cunha of Brazil (middle), and Keri-Anne Payne of Great Britain (right) at the 2015 FINA/HOSA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup race in Balatonfüred, Hungary

Keri-Anne Payne, born 9 December 1987 in Johannesburg, South Africa, is a 33-year-old British Olympic pool and open water swimmer. She lives in London and manages Straight-Line Swimming, a service co-founded with her husband and fellow Olympian David Carry.

Swimming Highlights

Straight-Line Swimming

Payne co-founded Straight-Line Swimming with her husband David Carry. Straight-Line Swimming is a service to educate and empower the world to swim outdoors. It offers coaching qualifications and a community of open water swimmers.


Triscape is a sports management company co-founded by Payne and her husband David Carry.

World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year Nomination

Payne at the Midmar Mile

2012 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year Nomination

Payne was nominated for the 2012 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year award. Her World Open Water Swimming Association nomination reads,

Keri-Anne Payne was the face and standard-bearer of Olympic marathon swimming in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympic Games. The odds-on gold medal favorite always carried herself with grace and elegance throughout the massive media blitz as if she were born into the role. Kind with fans, patient with the media, accommodating to sponsors, she was the epitome of an ambassador of the sport. Attractive, talented and well-spoken, the pressure and expectations to win was beyond anything anyone has ever faced in the open water world. To the disappointment of over 30,000 fans in Hyde Park including the Prime Minister, she did not live up to the gold medal expectations that engulfed her in suffocating fashion. Yet she never lost her graceful veneer and humble attributes. Despite leaving London without a medal, she was able to hold her head high and leave a true champion. For her strength of character, for her ability to rebound from finishing fourth at the Olympics, for her continued role as an ambassador of the sport, Keri-Anne Payne is a worthy nominee for the 2012 WOWSA Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.

2008 Beijing Olympic Games Women's Results

Gold: Larisa Ilchenko (Russia) 1:59:27.7
Silver: Keri-Anne Payne (Great Britain) 1:59:29.2
Bronze: Cassandra Patten (Great Britain) 1:59:31.0
4. Angela Maurer (Germany) 1:59:31.9
5. Ana Marcela Cunha (Brazil) 1:59:36.8
6. Swann Oberson (Switzerland) 1:59:36.9
7. Poliana Okimoto (Brazil) 1:59:37.4
8. Jana Pechanová (Czech Republic) 1:59:39.7
9. Andreína del Valle Pinto Pérez (Venezuela) 1:59:40.0
10. Martina Grimaldi (Italy) 1:59:40.7
11. Marianna Lymperta (Greece) 1:59:42.3
12. Teja Zupan (Slovenia) 1:59:43.7
13. Yurema Requena (Spain) 1:59:46.9
14. Edith van Dijk (Netherlands) 2:00:02.8
15. Melissa Gorman (Australia) 2:00:33.6
16. Natalie du Toit South Africa 2:00:49.9
17. Daniela Inácio (Portugal) 2:00:59.0
18. Eva Berglund (Sweden) 2:01:05.0
19. Fang Yanqiao (China) 2:01:07.9
20. Imelda Martínez (Mexico) 2:01:07.9
21. Aurelie Muller (France) 2:02:04.1
22. Chloe Sutton (United States) 2:02:13.6
23. Natalya Samorodina (Ukraine) 2:10:41.6
24. Antonella Bogarin (Argentina) 2:11:35.9
Kristel Köbrich (Chile) DNF

2012 Olympic Marathon Swim Results

GOLD Eva Risztov (HUN) 1:57:38.2
SILVER Haley Anderson (USA) 1:57:38.6
BRONZE Martina Grimaldi (ITA) 1:57:41.8
4. Keri-Anne Payne (GBR) 1:57:42.2
5. Angela Maurer (GER) 1:57:52.8
6. Ophelie Aspord (FRA) 1:58:43.1
7. Olga Beresnyeva (UKR) 1:58:44.4
8. Erika Villaecija (ESP) 1:58:49.5
9. Jana Pechanova (CZE) 1:58:52.8
10. Anna Guseva (RUS) 1:58:53.0
11. Melissa Gorman (AUS) 1:58:53.1
12. Karla Sitic (CRO) 1:58:54.7
13. Yumi Kida (JPN) 1:58:59.1
14. Yanel Pinto (VEN) 1:59:05.8
15. Natalia Charlos (POL) 1:59:58.7
16. Heidi Gan (MAS) 2:00:45.0
17. Cecilia Biagioli (ARG) 2:01:02.2
18. Zsofia Balazs (CAN) 2:01:17.8
19. Swann Oberson (SUI) 2:01:38.0
20. Wing Yung Natasha Terri Tang (HKG) 2:02:33.4
21. Lizeth Rueda Santos (MEX) 2:02:46.1
22. Marianna Lymperta (GRE) 2:04:26.5
Poliana Okimoto (BRA) DNF
Jessica Roux (RSA) DNF
Yanqiao Fang (CHN) DNS

2016 Olympic 10K Test Event

2016 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim Results

Gold Sharon Van Rouwendaal (Netherlands) 1:56:32.1
Silver Rachele Bruni (Italy) 1:56:49.5
Bronze: Poliana Okimoto (Brazil) 1:56:51.4
4. Xin Xin (China) 1:57:14.4
5. Haley Anderson (United States) 1:57:20.2
6. Isabelle Härle (Germany) 1:57:22.1
7. Keri-Anne Payne (Great Britain) 1:57:23.9
8. Anastasia Krapivina (Russia) 1:57:25.9
9. Samantha Arevalo (Ecuador) 1:57:27.2
10. Ana Marcela Cunha (Brazil) 1:57:29.0
11. Kalliopi Araouzou (Greece) 1:57:31.6
12. Yumi Kida (Japan) 1:57:35.2
13. Éva Risztov (Hungary) 1:57:42.8
14. Anna Olasz (Hungary) 1:57:45.5
15. Chelsea Gubecka (Australia) 1:58:12.7
16. Spela Perse (Slovenia) 1:58:59.6
17. Erika Villaecija (Spain) 1:59:04.8
18. Michelle Weber (South Africa) 1:59:05.0
19. Jana Pechanova (Czech Republic) 1:59:07.7
20. Paola Perez (Venezuela) 1:59:07.7
21. Heidi Gan (Malaysia) 1:59:07.9
22. Joanna Zachoszcz (Poland) 1:59:20.4
23. Stephanie Horner (Canada) 1:59:22.1
24. Vânia Neves (Portugal) 2:01:39.3
25. Reem Mohamed Husein Elsayed Kaseem (Egypt) 2:05:19.1
DSQ Aurélie Muller (France)

2016 Rio Olympic Games Marathon Swim Coverage

Triathlete Trips

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