Brad Bridgewater

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Brad Bridgewater
Personal information
Full name Bradley Michael Bridgewater
Nickname(s) "Brad"
Nationality  United States
Born (1973-03-29) March 29, 1973 (age 41)
Charleston, West Virginia
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Backstroke
Club Trojan Swim Club
College team University of Texas
University of Southern California

Bradley Michael Bridgewater (born March 29, 1973) is an American swimmer who won the gold medal in the men's 200-meter backstroke at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Bridgewater attended Lake Mary High School in Central Florida, and was coached by 1972 Olympic gold medalist Fred Tyler. In college, he swam for the Longhorns from 1992 to 1994, then transferred to USC. Under Trojans coach Mark Schubert, Bridgewater earned 1995 and 1996 All-America honors in the 100 and 200 meter backstroke.

At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Bridgewater won the gold medal in men's 200 meter backstroke with a time of 1:58.54, beating fellow American and rival Tripp Schwenk by .45 seconds.

Bridgewater currently serves as vice-president for Dallas investment management firm PHH Investments.

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