Keith Carter (swimmer)

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Keith Carter
Personal information
Full name Keith Eyre Carter
National team  United States
Born (1924-08-30)August 30, 1924
Akron, Ohio
Died May 3, 2013(2013-05-03) (aged 88)
Asheville, North Carolina
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke, freestyle
College team Purdue University

Keith Eyre Carter (August 30, 1924 – May 3, 2013) was an American competition swimmer, and an Olympic silver medalist. At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, Carter received a silver medal for his second-place performance in the men's 200-meter breaststroke, finishing behind compatriot Joe Verdeur. He also competed in the men's 100-meter freestyle, finishing fourth in the event final.

Carter attended Purdue University, where he majored in electrical engineering, and swam for the Purdue Boilermakers swimming and diving team. He was the NCAA champion in the 200-yard breaststroke in 1949. Before enrolling at Purdue, Carter served in the United States Air Force for three years as a bombardier during World War II.

Carter died May 3, 2013; he was 88 years old.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Keith Carter Obituary," Asheville Citizen-Times (May 3, 2013). Retrieved May 7, 2013.

External links[edit]

  • Keith Carter – Olympic athlete profile at
  • Keith Carter – Sigma Chi profile at
  • Radio interview – "Purdue alum remembers 1948 Olympics, silver medal win" from