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Andrew Bree

Andrew Patrick Bree (born 16 March 1981) is a breaststroke swimmer from Helen’s Bay, County Down, Northern IrelandUK. He is a 2-time Olympian, having swum at the 2000 and 2008 Olympics.He represented Northern Ireland four times at the Commonwealths and placed fifth twice in the 200m breaststroke.

He became the first Irish person to win a medal at the European Short Course Swimming Championships when he finished second in the 200 m breaststroke at the 2003 Championshipsat the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin, Ireland.[1] His home club is Ards, but as of 2008 he trains in the United States at the University of Tennessee.

After swimming at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney;[2] He failed to qualify for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.[3] However, he qualified for the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, where he equaled the 200 m LC breaststroke record and placed fifth.[4]

In the months leading up to the 2008 Olympics he tested positive at a drug test. Bree claimed that he had used a nasal spray and did not know it contained banned substances. The results of the drug test were later overturned and he was allowed swim at the Beijing Olympics.[5]