Gary Abraham (born 8 January 1959) is an English former competitive swimmer who represented Great Britain in the Olympics and FINA world championships, as well as England in the Commonwealth games, during the 1970s and early 1980s. Abraham was an Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games medallist.
|Full name||Gary Abraham|
|National team||Great Britain|
|Born||8 January 1959|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||64 kg (141 lb; 10.1 st)|
|Club||Southampton Swimming Club|
|College team||University of Miami|
As a 17-year-old, Abraham represented Great Britain at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec. He competed in the 100-metre backstroke, and swam the backstroke leg for the British team in the preliminary heats of the men's 4x100-metre medley relay.
At the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, he earned a bronze medal by swimming the backstroke leg for the third-place British team in the 4×100-metre medley relay. He was the first swimmer to utilize the rule permitting swimmers to swim 15 metres underwater at start of certain events.
Abraham retired from competitive swimming in 1983. He currently coaches at Eastleigh Swimming Club.
- Long course (50 m)
|100 m butterfly||55.42||23 August 1980||Olympic Games||Moscow, Russia||on YouTube|
|100 m backstroke||57.72||24 August 1980||Olympic Games||Moscow, Russia|
- Short course (33m)
|110 yd backstroke||59.80||March 1981||Hampshire County Championships||Southampton, United Kingdom||Source|
- Short course (25 m)
|100 m butterfly||58.79||March 1982||Hampshire County Championships||Southampton, United Kingdom||Source|
|100 m backstroke||1:00:00||March 1978||Hampshire County Championships||Southampton, United Kingdom||Source|