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Martyn Woodroffe

Martyn Woodroffe

Board member

Biography

Martyn, retired National Performance Director at Swim Wales was himself a great swimmer. Martyn represented Wales at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica, and 1970 British Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, winning one silver and two bronze medals at the latter.

In 1968 he represented Great Britain at the Olympics in Mexico City in 5 swimming disciplines - 100m, 200m butterfly, 200m, 400m individual medley, and in the 4×100 m medley relay. He won the silver medal in the 200 m butterfly in a time of 2 minutes 9.0 seconds behind Carl Robie of the United States.

Martyn was awarded the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year in 1968, and was admitted into the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame in 2001

Achievements

  • Swim Wales Hall of Fame 2014
  • Welsh Sports Hall of Fame 2001
  • BBC Sports Personallity of the Year 1968