Graham White (swimmer)

Graham Ross White, OAM (born 14 February 1951) is an Australian former middle-long distance freestyle swimmer of the 1960s and 1970s, who won a silver medal in the 4x200-metre freestyle relay at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.

Graham White
Personal information
Full nameGraham Ross White
National teamAustralia
Born (1951-02-14) 14 February 1951
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight79 kg (174 lb)

White combined with Michael Wenden, Bob Windle and Greg Rogers to win silver in the 4×200-metre freestyle relay, half a body-length behind the Americans. He also competed in the 400-metre and 1500-metre freestyle, finishing fifth and fourth respectively.

At the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, White was a member of the four-man relay teams that claimed gold in both the 4×100-metre and 4×200-metre freestyle relays. Individually he claimed gold in the 400-metre event. Continuing to the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, White had a poor end to his career, placing fifth in the 1500-metre freestyle and being eliminated in the heats of the 200- and 400-metre freestyle events. White trained for the majority of his career at the Kew Swimming Club in Melbourne.

On 11 June 1984, White was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for services to sport.[1]

See also


  1. "Graham White OAM". Australian Honours Database. Retrieved 23 August 2010.


Andrews, Malcolm (2000). Australia at the Olympic Games. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. p. 460. ISBN 0-7333-0884-8.

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