|Full name||Kevin Thomas Boyd|
23 June 1966 |
Kingston upon Hull
|Club||Hull Olympic, Borough of South Tyneside|
Boyd attended Hymers College in Hull and, along with elder brother Stephen, joined the local 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 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 combined with the British squad that did not qualify for the final of the 4×200 metre freestyle relay.
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