Keith Kirkland

Keith Kirkland was the youngster of the Australian swimming team at Antwerp 1920. He swam in the heat of the 4 x 200 metres freestyle relay but was replaced by Frank Beaurepaire for the final. Beaurepaire joined Ivan Stedman, Harry Hay and Bill Herald to claim the silver medal behind the ever-powerful Americans.

Kirkland completed his university studies after Antwerp, becoming a medical doctor, and over the succeeding years often provided medical services to members of Australian Olympic teams. He eventually became one of Australia’s eminent urologists.

Olympic Results

1920 Antwerp

100m Freestyle - Men
Round 1 1:08.0 Q 2
Semi Final Time Unknown 6
Final Placing /
400m Freestyle - Men
Round 1 6:12.2 Q 2
Semi Final DNF
Final Placing /
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