David Carry takes on Swimming Scotland role

Double Commonwealth Games gold medallist David Carry has been appointed to the board of directors at Swimming Scotland.

Carry retired after the 2012 London Olympics , but won gold in the 400m freestyle and individual medley at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

He now works as a business coach for Red Sky Management.

"I hope to help create a positive and lasting impact to swimming in Scotland," said Carry.

Carry takes up his role from 1 July and joins fellow directors, Ian MacCallum, John Mason, Peter Bilsborough, Danny McGowan and Maureen Campbell in developing Scottish Swimming.

The Aberdeen-born swimmer represented Scotland at the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games and competed for TeamGB in the 4×200m freestyle relay at London 2012.

Maureen Campbell, chair of the Scottish Swimming board said: "David has demonstrated commitment, drive and dogged determination throughout his swimming career, experiences and qualities that Scottish Swimming require to ensure optimal delivery in all aspects come 2014, coupled with the vision and innovation to develop and implement Scottish Swimming's next strategic plan.

"With a clear understanding of Scottish Swimming I believe that he has the right set of skills and experience to lead the organisation into and through its next exciting period of development, and I am delighted to welcome him to the team on behalf of the Scottish Swimming staff, board and council."