Alison Sheppard

Date Of Birth: 05 November 1971
Place Of Birth: Glasgow, Scotland

Discipline: Swimming (freestyle & butterfly)

Inducted to Hall of Fame: 2010

Alison competed in five consecutive Olympic Games starting in 1988 and was one of Britain’s leading freestyle sprinters until her retirement in 2005.  Alison learned to swim at the Milngavie and Bearsden club and emerged as a potential medal winner aged 15 when she was selected for the 1988 Olympics, held in Seoul, South Korea.

Over her career as a swimmer Alison gained more than sixteen medals at Commonwealth, European and World Championships and a great achievement in that she hold the record for most consecutive appearances at an Olympic Games.

In the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games, Alison won the 50m freestyle and came third in the 50m Butterfly. To add to her many achievements Alison was ranked number 1 in the world for her time on 24.72 seconds in the 50m Freestyle.

Alison was awarded an MBE in 2003 for her services to Swimming. She now runs a swim school, teaching adults and children how to swim in Stirling.