Alice Georgina Nana Dearing is an Olympic Marathon Swimmer
and global diversity advocate. She became the first black woman to swim for Great Britain at an Olympic Games in 2021, representing a milestone moment for diversity in the sport in the UK.

Her commitment to ensuring swimming is for all led to her cofounding the Black Swimming Association – a charitable organisation that seeks to advocate water safety and inclusion for Black and Asian minorities within swimming. Her work has seen her recognised globally as an advocate for change, including being awarded The Sunday Times Changemaker Of The Year award in 2022 and in 2023 she was announced No.3 on the BBC Woman’s Hour Power list.

Away from water, and surprisingly to some – Alice is a serious gamer, and when not swimming or focusing on her advocacy work – you’ll likely find her playing the latest PC or PS5 title!

  • Olympic marathon swimmer
  • World and European Junior champion
  • 3rd on BBC 2023 Woman’s Hour Power List
  • First Black Woman to represent Team GB at an Olympic Games in swimming
  • Co-Founder, Black Swimming Association
  • Sunday Times Changemaker of the Year Award Winner 2022
  • Advisory Board, British Esports Federation
  • British Elite Athletes Association Ambassador
  • Sports Journalist of the year award 2022 (Kick it out award for Equality and inclusion)