Frank McKinney

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFrank Edward•McKinney, Jr.
Used nameFrank•McKinney
Born3 November 1938 in Indianapolis, Indiana (USA)
Died11 September 1992 in near Indianapolis, Indiana (USA)
Measurements184 cm / 74 kg
AffiliationsIndianapolis AC, Indianapolis (USA) / Indiana Hoosiers, Bloomington (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 3


As a 16-year-old, Frank McKinney won the 100 m backstroke at the 1955 Pan American Games and was the youngest member of the team that set a new world record in the 4×100 m medley relay (with Clarke Scholes and the non-Olympians Fred McGuire and Leonide Barcke). He again won gold medals in both events at the 1959 Games (medley relay with Mike Troy, Jeff Farrell, and the non-Olympian Kenneth Nakasone). McKinney won 14 AAU titles and took two NCAA championships for Indiana University. In 1959 he twice set a world record for the 200 m backstroke and in 1960 he was a member, on two occasions, of teams which posted new world records in the medley relay. After two years as an Army intelligence officer, Frank McKinney became a banker and served as president and chairman of the board of the American Fletcher National Bank in Indianapolis.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Frank McKinney
100 metres Backstroke, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1960 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Frank McKinney
100 metres Backstroke, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold

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