Stephen Milne

Place Of Birth: Inverness
Current Coach: Ann Dickson
Back A Rising Star:

Quietly spoken STEPHEN MILNE may come across a little reserved but when it comes to middle distance events and his determined approach to training, his results speak volumes.

He's an Olympic and Commonwealth Games Silver medallist and a Gold medal-winner at World Championship at European Championship level. The epitome of a team player, Milne won Gold as part of the 4x200m Freestyle and Bronze with the Mixed 4x200m Freestyle Relay teams.

Stephen has performed well in individual events too, making the finals of the 400m Freestyle at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2016 European Championships and the the 800m Freestyle and 1500m Freestyle events at the 2015 World Championships (he also placed fourth in the latter at Glasgow 2014).

Stephen holds Scottish Records for 400m, 800m and 1500m Freestyle.

Stephen describes himself as an eco-warrior so perhaps it comes as no surprise that away from the pool Stephen is now studying towards a BSc in Environmental Science at Perth College, University of Highlands & Islands.

#ILearnedtoSwim with Stephen Milne

"When I was nine, I had a friend from school who was in the swimming club. He suggested that I tried to join in the swimming club's trials, then we could go to each other's house to play before going swimming in the evening. I decided I would give it a shot, and have kept it up ever since then. My first memories are from doing lessons in the very small pool at Perth when I first started to learn to swim. Then eventually, when I got more competent, after doing my lesson in the training pool I would jump into the Leisure pool to play with my dad and my brothers.

"My first club was Perth City Swim Club and I learned to swim at Live Active Leisure in Perth."


Olympic Games
20161500m Freestyle14:57.23
20164x200m Freestyle Relay7:03.13Silver
FINA World Championships
20174x200m Freestyle Relay7:01.70Gold
2017400m Freestyle3:48.6415th
2015800m Freestyle7:49.687th
20151500m Freestyle14:58.625th
Commonwealth Games
20184x100m Freestyle Relay3:15.86Bronze
20184x200m Freestyle RelayBronze
2014400m Freestyle3:46.888th
20141500m Freestyle15:04.905th
20144x200m Freestyle Relay7:09.18Silver
European Championships
2016400m Freestyle7th
20161500m Freestyle14th
20144x100m Freestyle RelayGold
British Championships
20131500m FreestyleBronze
BUCS Long Course Championships
2014400m FreestyleSilver
20141500m FreestyleSilver
Scottish National Championships
2014400m FreestyleBronze
20141500m FreestyleGold
Scottish Short Course Championships
20131500m FreestyleBronze
Flanders Cup
2014400m FrestyleBronze
20141500m FreestyleSilver
European Juniors
2012200m FreestyleFinalist
20124x200m Freestyle4th