Hilton Brown (swimmer)
|Birth name||Hilton Wallace Brown|
|Born||13 December 1946|
Auckland, New Zealand
Early life and family
Brown was born in Auckland on 13 December 1946, the son of Patricia and Wallace Brown, and was educated at Avondale College. In 1970, he married Catherine Margison, and the couple went on to have three children.
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. He also competed in the men's 110 and 220 yards backstroke at the same meet. He finished fifth in the final of the 220 yards backstroke, while in the 110 yards backstroke he finished fifth in his heat and did not progress to the final.
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. 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.
- 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.
- "Swimming 440 yard medley relay – men Kingston 1966". Commonwealth Games Federation. 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
- "Hilton Brown". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
- "Swimming 220 yard backstroke – men Kingston 1966". Commonwealth Games Federation. 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
- "Swimming 110 yard backstroke – men Kingston 1966". Commonwealth Games Federation. 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
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