Ivan Stedman

1895 - 1977 

Prior to his first Olympic Games at Antwerp 1920, Ivan Stedman had been wounded in Belgium during World War I. In France, during the conflict, he used his aquatic skills to rescue a fellow soldier who was in difficulty whilst swimming.

 

After the cessation of hostilities, he participated in the Inter-Allied Games in Paris in 1919. At Antwerp, Stedman competed in the 100 metres freestyle, where he made the semi-finals, the 200 metres breastroke, finishing fifth, and the 4 x 200 metres relay. In the relay, he joined with Frank Beaurepaire, Harry Hay and Bill Herald to claim the silver medal behind the ever-powerful Americans. The youngster of the swimming team, Keith Kirkland, swam in the heat of the relay but was replaced by Beaurepaire for the final.

 

Stedman attended Paris 1924 where he was eliminated in the preliminarily rounds of the 100 metres freestyle and 200 metres breaststroke and swam in the heat and semi-final of the relay. He was still swimming after World War II and in 1952 won a long-distance event on the Yarra River.

 

Olympic Results

Paris 1924 - Summer Olympic Games

100m Freestyle - Men
Heat 1:06.0 Q 2
Semi Final 1:06.0 5
Final Placing 9 / 30
200m Breaststroke - Men
Heat 3:09.6 4
Final Placing 15 / 28
4 x 200m Freestyle Relay - Men
Heat CHRISTIE, M; BEAUREPAIRE, F; HENRY, E; STEDMAN, I 10:21.2 Q 1
Semi Final CHRISTIE, M; BEAUREPAIRE, F; HENRY, E; STEDMAN, I 10:27.0 Q 1
Final HENRY, E; BEAUREPAIRE, F; CHRISTIE, M; CHARLTON, A 10:02.2 2  
Final Placing 2 / 13

Antwerp 1920 - Summer Olympic Games

100m Freestyle - Men
Round 1 1:04.2 Q 2
Semi Final Time Unknown 4
200m Breaststroke - Men
Round 1 3:18.8 Q 2
Semi Final 3:16.0 q 3
Final Time Unknown 5
Final Placing 5 / 24
4 x 200m Freestyle Relay - Men
Round 1 HAY, H; HERALD, W; KIRKLAND, K; STEDMAN, I 10:36.4 Q 2
Final BEAUREPAIRE, B; HAY, H; HERALD, W; STEDMAN, I 10:25.4 2  
Final Placing 2 / 7

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