Linda Amos

Linda Amos (born 22 June 1946), later known by her married name Linda Skirton, is a British former competitive swimmer and freestyle specialist who represented Great Britain in the Olympics and European championships, and swam for England in the Commonwealth Games.[1]

Linda Amos
Personal information
Full nameLinda Amos
National teamGreat Britain
Born (1946-06-22) 22 June 1946 (age 75)
Portsmouth, England
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb; 11.5 st)
Medal record
Women's swimming
Representing Great Britain
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1962 Leipzig 4×100 m freestyle
Representing  England
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place 1962 Perth 4x110 yd freestyle


Amos won a silver medal in the 4×100-metre freestyle relay as a member of the second-place British women's team at the 1962 European Aquatics Championships,[2] and a bronze medal as part of the English team in the 4×110-yard freestyle relay at the 1962 Commonwealth Games.[3] She also competed in the preliminary heats of the women's 100-metre freestyle at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.[4][5][6]


After retiring from competition swimming, she moved into coaching, and currently coaches at junior level at Millfield Preparatory School.[7]


  1. ^ "Great Britain Swimming at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games". Sports Reference. October 11, 1964. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020.
  3. ^ Commonwealth Games Records[permanent dead link].
  4. ^ Linda Amos.
  5. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  6. ^ "1962 Athletes". Team England.
  7. ^ Millfield Prep Sport - Swimming Archived 2012-07-30 at the Wayback Machine.

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