Donald Bland
Personal information
Born(1931-07-23)23 July 1931
Gateshead, England
Died6 May 2006(2006-05-06) (aged 74)[1]
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Sport
SportSwimming
Medal record

Donald Bland (23 July 1931 – 6 May 2006) was a British swimmer.[2] He competed in the men's 1500 metre freestyle at the 1948 Summer Olympics.[3]

Bland also represented England and won a bronze medal in the 880 yards Freestyle Relay at the 1950 British Empire Games in Auckland, New Zealand.[4][5] Four years later he represented England in three freestyle events at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Swim champ dies at age 74". Evening Chronicle. Reach plc. 11 May 2006. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  2. ^ Donald Bland at Olympedia
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Donald Bland Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  5. ^ "1950 Athletes". Team England.
  6. ^ "1954 Athletes". Team England.