Hilton Brown (swimmer)

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Hilton Brown
Personal information
Birth nameHilton Wallace Brown
Born (1946-12-13) 13 December 1946 (age 74)
Auckland, New Zealand
EducationAvondale College
Spouse(s)
Catherine Margison
(m. 1970)
Sport
CountryNew Zealand
SportSwimming
Event(s)Backstroke

Hilton Wallace Brown (born 13 December 1946) is a New Zealand swimming coach and former competitive swimmer who won a bronze medal for his country at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.

Early life and family[edit]

Brown was born in Auckland on 13 December 1946, the son of Patricia and Wallace Brown, and was educated at Avondale College.[1] In 1970, he married Catherine Margison, and the couple went on to have three children.[1]

Swimming[edit]

Competitor[edit]

At the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Brown won the bronze medal in the men's 440 yards medley relay, alongside David Gerrard, Tony Graham, and Paddy O'Carroll.[2] He also competed in the men's 110 and 220 yards backstroke at the same meet.[3] He finished fifth in the final of the 220 yards backstroke,[4] while in the 110 yards backstroke he finished fifth in his heat and did not progress to the final.[5]

Coach[edit]

Hilton went on to have a successful career as a swimming coach. New Zealand representatives coached by him include Paul Kingsman, Anthony Mosse, and triathlete Rick Wells.[1] Hilton was the New Zealand team swimming coach at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, and he was awarded the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Taylor, Alister; Coddington, Deborah (1994). Honoured by the Queen – New Zealand. Auckland: New Zealand Who's Who Aotearoa. p. 80. ISBN 0-908578-34-2.
  2. ^ "Swimming 440 yard medley relay – men Kingston 1966". Commonwealth Games Federation. 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Hilton Brown". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Swimming 220 yard backstroke – men Kingston 1966". Commonwealth Games Federation. 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Swimming 110 yard backstroke – men Kingston 1966". Commonwealth Games Federation. 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2019.