1976 USA Olympic Swimming Team

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  1. Melissa Belote
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    Melissa Belote

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    Melissa Louise Belote (born October 16, 1956), also known by her current married name Melissa Belote Ripley, is an American former competition swimmer, three-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in two events. She represented the United States at the 1972 Summer Olympics and 1976 Summer Olympics.


  2. Tim Shaw (swimmer)
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    Tim Shaw (swimmer)

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    Timothy Andrew Shaw (born November 8, 1957) is a former Olympic medal-winning swimmer and water polo player from the United States. He swam at the 1976 Summer Olympics and played on the USA's team at the 1984 Summer Olympics. He is one of a handful of athletes to win Olympic medals in two different sports. He was named World Swimmer of the Year in 1974 and 1975 by Swimming World Magazine.


  3. Matt Vogel (swimmer)
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    Matt Vogel (swimmer)

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    Matthew Haynes Vogel (born June 3, 1957) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, and former world record-holder. He competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal where he received gold medals in the 100-meter butterfly, and the 4×100-meter medley relay.


  4. Rod Strachan
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    Rod Strachan

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    Rodney Strachan (born October 16, 1955) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic champion. He competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, where he received a gold medal in the 400-meter individual medley event. He received a silver medal in the same event at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships in Belgrade.


  5. Bobby Hackett (swimmer)
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    Bobby Hackett (swimmer)

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    Robert William Hackett, Jr. (born August 16, 1959) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder. He represented the United States at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec as a 16-year-old, where he won a silver medal in the men's 1500-meter freestyle, finishing behind U.S. teammate Brian Goodell.


  6. Jack Babashoff
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    Jack Babashoff

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    Jack Babashoff, Jr. (born July 13, 1955) is an American former competition swimmer who won a silver medal in 100-meter freestyle at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec. Two years later, he won a gold medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay at the 1978 World Aquatics Championships. Jack attended Fountain Valley High School in Fountain Valley, California and the University of Alabama.


  7. Shirley Babashoff
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    Shirley Babashoff

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    Shirley Frances Babashoff (born January 31, 1957) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in multiple events. Babashoff set six world records and earned a total of eight individual Olympic medals in her career. She won a gold medal in the 400-meter freestyle relay in both the 1972 and 1976 Olympics, and she won the 1975 world championship in both the 200-meter and 400-meter freestyle.


  8. Linda Jezek
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    Linda Jezek

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    Linda Louise Jezek (born March 10, 1960) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder.


  9. John Hencken
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    John Hencken

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    John Frederick Hencken (born May 29, 1954) is an American former competition swimmer, three-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. Hencken won five Olympic medals during his career, including three golds. At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, he won a gold medal in the 200-meter breaststroke and a bronze medal in the 100-meter breaststroke. Four years later at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada, Hencken won gold medals in the 100-meter breaststroke and 4×100-meter medley relay, and a silver in the 200-meter breaststroke.


  10. Peter Rocca
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    Peter Rocca

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    Peter Drake Rocca (born July 27, 1957) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder.


  11. Bruce Furniss
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    Bruce Furniss

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    Bruce MacFarlane Furniss (born May 27, 1957) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, and former world record-holder in four events. At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, he won the 200-meter freestyle and was a member of the winning U.S. team in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay, both in world record time.


  12. Jill Sterkel
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    Jill Sterkel

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    Jill Ann Sterkel (born May 27, 1961) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. Sterkel won four medals in three Olympic Games spanning twelve years. She is currently the women's head coach of the Texas Longhorns swimming and diving team at the University of Texas at Austin.


  13. Bob Jackson (swimmer)
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    Bob Jackson (swimmer)

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    Robert Scott Jackson (born March 5, 1957) is an American former competition swimmer who represented the United States at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec. He placed sixth in the final of the men's 100-meter backstroke with a time of 57.69 seconds. Two years later he won the gold medal in the same event at the 1978 World Aquatics Championships in Berlin, Germany.


  14. Joe Bottom
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    Joe Bottom

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    Joseph Stuart Bottom (born April 18, 1955) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic silver medalist, and former world record-holder in the 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly and 4×100-meter freestyle relay.


  15. Bill Forrester
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    Bill Forrester

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    William Ronald Forrester, Jr. (born December 18, 1957) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder. He represented the United States as an 18-year-old at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, where he won a bronze medal in the men's 200-meter butterfly, finishing behind U.S. teammates Mike Bruner and Steve Gregg.


  16. John Naber
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    John Naber

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    John Phillips Naber (born January 20, 1956) is an American former competition swimmer, five-time Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder in multiple events.


  17. Camille Wright
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    Camille Wright

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    Camille Wright Thompson (born March 5, 1955) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic medalist.


  18. Lauri Siering
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    Lauri Siering

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    Laura Gail Siering (born February 23, 1957) is an American former competition swimmer who represented the United States at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec. She won a silver medal as a member of the second-place U.S. team in the women's 4×100-meter medley relay, together with Linda Jezek (backstroke), Camille Wright (butterfly), and Shirley Babashoff (freestyle). Siering also competed in the women's 100-meter breaststroke and 200-meter breaststroke at the 1976 Olympics, but did not advance to the finals in either event.


  19. Mike Bruner
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    Mike Bruner

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    Michael Lee Bruner (born July 23, 1956) is an American former competition swimmer, two-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in two events. He competed at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Quebec, where he received a gold medal in the men's 200-meter butterfly (also world record), and a gold medal in the men's 4×200-meter freestyle relay. He received a gold medal at the 1978 World Aquatics Championships in Berlin.


  20. Rick Colella
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    Rick Colella

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    Richard Phillip Colella, Jr. (born December 14, 1951) is an American former breaststroke swimmer who represented the United States at two consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1972.


  21. Steve Furniss
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    Steve Furniss

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    Steven Charles Furniss (born December 21, 1952) is an American former swimmer, Olympic medalist and former world record-holder. At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, he won the bronze medal in the men's 200-meter individual medley. He attended Foothill High School in Santa Ana, California. His brother Bruce Furniss also competed as an Olympic swimmer.


  22. Douglas Northway
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    Douglas Northway

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    Douglas Dale Northway (born April 28, 1955) is an American former swimmer who represented the United States at two consecutive Olympic Games. As a 17-year-old at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, Northway received a bronze medal for his third-place performance in the men's 1,500-meter freestyle (16:09.25). Four years later at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, he swam for the gold medal-winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the men's 4×200-meter freestyle relay. He did not receive a medal for his 1976 relay effort, however, because only relay swimmers who competed in the event final were medal-eligible under the rules then in effect.


  23. Brian Goodell
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    Brian Goodell

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    Brian Stuart Goodell (born April 2, 1959) is an American former competition swimmer, two-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in two events.


  24. Kim Peyton
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    Kim Peyton

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    Kimberly Marie Peyton (January 26, 1957 – December 13, 1986), also known by her married name Kimberly McDonald, was an American swimmer and Olympic gold medalist at the 1976 Summer Olympics. She was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1989, three years after her death at age 29 from a brain tumor.


  25. Wendy Boglioli
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    Wendy Boglioli

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    Wendy Boglioli (born March 6, 1955), née Wendy Lou Lansbach, is an American former swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. After retiring from competition swimming, she became a coach, and later, a motivational speaker. She grew up in Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin.


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