Polly Swann

 Polly Swann

At the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, Polly won a fine gold medal in the women's pair with Helen Glover, finishing comfortably ahead of Romania who won the silver medal.

For the 2013 World Cup Season Polly raced at all three World Cups with Helen Glover in the women's pair. The duo won a strong gold medal at all 3 events. In Sydney, she also raced in the women's eight which finished fourth.

At the 2012 GB Rowing Team Senior Trials held on 10/11 March at Eton/Dorney, Polly raced in the women's pair with crewmate Jo Cook, finishing 4th.

At the 2011 European Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Polly raced in the Women's eight, finishing 4th.

At the 2011 GB Rowing Team Senior Trials held on 16-17 April at Eton/Dorney, Polly and crewmate Monica Relph were 5th in the women/s pair. Polly raced in the GB Senior Women's Eight at Henley Royal Regatta making the final of the Remenham Challenge Cup.

Polly raced in the women's four at the 2010 World Rowing U23 Championships in Brest, Belarus and finished 4th.  In June she had taken gold in the U23 women's four at the Amsterdam International Regatta and won Elite 4- at Henley Women's Regatta. 

She started rowing at school when she was 14. 

In 2009 Polly won gold in the women's pair and silver in the eight at the EUSA Championships.  She took gold in the same boats at the Home International Regatta.

Polly is studying Medicine at Edinburgh University and when she's not rowing or studying she enjoys music, reading, cookery (in particular baking scones and cakes) and spending time with friends and family.

Polly is Lottery Funded through UK Sport.

Place of Birth: Lancaster
Current Address: Henley-on-Thames
Home Town: Edinburgh
Region(s): Mid Lothian
Personal information
Date of Birth: 5th June 1988
Weight: 79kg
Height: 186cm
Education: Edinburgh University
Rowing information
Club: Leander
Boat: Women's Squad
Role: Rower

Robin Williams

Learnt to Row: George Heriot's School
Original Club(s): George Heriot's School BC
Original Coach(es):

Jim Wilkinson

GB Competitive Record
This Season's Results

World Rowing Championships


Gold W2-
World Rowing U23 Championships
2010 4th W4-
European Rowing Championships
2011 4th W8+
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials
2012 4th W2-
2011 5th W2-