Dean Kent

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Dean Kent
Personal information
Full name Dean Matthew Kent
Nationality  New Zealand
Born (1978-11-06) 6 November 1978 (age 38)
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Sport Swimming
Strokes IM

Dean Kent (born 6 November 1978 in Palmerston North, New Zealand)[1] is a 3-time Olympic swimmer from New Zealand. He represented New Zealand at the 2000, 2004, and 2008 Olympics.

At the 2004 Olympics, he set the New Zealand Records in the 200 and 400 IMs. As of June 2010, he still holds both these records; with times swum at the 2006 Commonwealth Games (400 IM—4:18.20) and the 2007 World Championships (200 IM—2:00.30).

Kent now works as Head of Swimming at Northern Arena Learn to Swim and Fitness Facility, Silverdale Auckland New Zealand.

Kent's younger brother Steven represented New Zealand in swimming at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[2]

Personal best time[edit]

  • 200 I.M. (LCM): 2:00.30
  • 400 I.M. (LCM): 4:18.55


  1. ^ Kent's entry from
  2. ^ "Kent's team plays Olympic waiting game". Retrieved 11 August 2012.