Kevin Boyd

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Kevin Thomas Boyd
Personal information
Full name Kevin Thomas Boyd
Nationality  United Kingdom
Born (1966-06-23) 23 June 1966 (age 48)
Kingston upon Hull, England
Height 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 93 kg (205 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Hull Olympic,
Borough of South Tyneside

Kevin Thomas Boyd (born 23 June 1966) is an English former competitive swimmer who represented Great Britain in the Olympics and World University Games, and England in the Commonwealth Games, during the 1980s. He competed internationally in freestyle swimming events.

Boyd attended Hymers College in Hull and, along with elder brother Stephen, joined the local swimming club Hull Olympic in 1972. He soon became a proficient swimmer at local and county level in backstroke events, before switching to freestyle in his teens. He joined the Borough of South Tyneside swimming club in 1984 after beginning his degree in medicine at Durham University.

He competed in the 400-metre freestyle and the 1500-metre freestyle at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, finishing 7th in both finals. He was a member of the British men's squad that competed in the qualifying heats of the 4×200-metre freestyle relay.[1]

Boyd gave up swimming in 1991 and now works as an orthopaedics specialist and lecturer at University Hospitals Leicester.[2] He is married, and has a daughter and a son.

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  1. ^ "Kevin Boyd". Sports Reference LLC. 2009. 
  2. ^ "Mr Kevin Boyd, Trauma and Elective Orthopaedics". UHL, 2005.