Two-time Olympian and IAS Graduate David McKeon, OLY has announced his retirement to swimming. David McKeon represented Australia at the 2012 London Olympic Games, 2016 Rio Olympic Games, and at three World Championships.
The Wollongong swimmer, McKeon was a member is the IAS Swim Sports program in 2010, where he was coached by his father, Ron McKeon.
In 2011, he started his senior international career where he won two gold medals at the Short Course World Cup in Singapore.
McKeon 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow he won gold in the 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay in a Commonwealth Games record and silver in the 400m freestyle. The next year he went on to win bronze in the 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay at the World Championships in Kazan, Russia.
McKeon represented Australian on home soil at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
The McKeon family have a rich swimming history with David’s father, Ron McKeon competing at two Olympics; his mother, Susie at the Commonwealth Games; and his sister Emma winning four Olympic medals.
We wish David all the best for his next chapter! Congratulations on an outstanding career and impact as an ambassador of the sport.
“This isn’t a goodbye to swimming by any means, this is just the start of a new chapter in my journey!” McKeon said via social media.
Read the full announcement here.