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Steve Parry

Olympics: Bronze, 2004 Athens
European Championships (LC) Bronze 1997 Seville 200 m butterfly
European Championships (SC) Gold 2002 Riesa 200 m butterfly
European Championships (SC) Silver 2002 Riesa 200 m backstroke
European Champion


Stephen ("Steve") Benjamin Parry (born 2 March 1977) is a former British butterfly swimmer. He competed internationally in 100-metre and 200-metre butterfly distances.

Parry was born in Liverpool, and as a boy attended Booker Avenue Junior School and the Liverpool Blue Coat School in Wavertree. He first joined a swimming club in Woolton, and then went on to swim for the Liverpool Penguins and City of Liverpool clubs. He started training seriously when he was twelve years of age, but also enjoyed playing cricket and basketball for his school teams. Training became more intense when he was sixteen, and he qualified for the European Junior Championships. The following year, aged 17, he won the competition for Great Britain.

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