Bill Kennedy (swimmer)

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Bill Kennedy
Personal information
Full name William Ray Kennedy
Nickname(s) "Bill"
National team Canada
Born (1952-10-26) October 26, 1952 (age 64)
London, Ontario
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke
College team University of Michigan

William Ray Kennedy (born October 26, 1952) is a Canadian former swimmer who competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics. He swam for Canada's third-place team in the preliminary heats of the men's 4x100-metre medley relay.[1] He was ineligible to receive a medal under the Olympic swimming rules then in effect, however, because he did not swim in the event final. He also competed in the preliminary heats of the men's 200-metre backstroke, but did not advance.[1]

Kennedy won a bronze medal in the 100-metre backstroke at the 1971 Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia, and gold medals in the 100-metre backstroke and 4x100-metre medley relay at the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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  1. ^ a b "Olympics". sports-reference. Retrieved April 27, 2015.