Bruce Robertson (swimmer)

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Bruce Robertson
Personal information
Full name Bruce Richard Robertson
Nationality  Canada
Born (1953-04-27) April 27, 1953 (age 61)
Vancouver, Canada
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle, Butterfly

Bruce Richard Robertson, CM, CA (born April 27, 1953 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a former freestyle and butterfly swimmer from Canada, who competed for his native country at two consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1972 in Munich. There he won the silver medal in the 100 m butterfly, and bronze in the 4×100 m medley relay, alongside Erik Fish, William Mahony, and Robert Kasting.

A specialist in the butterfly stroke, his greatest achievement was winning the 100 m butterfly race at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships in Belgrade – the first world championship swimming performance by a Canadian in over 60 years. Robertson also swam on the third place 4×100 m medley relay team there. At the 1974 British Commonwealth Games in Christchurch he won two gold, two silver and two bronze medals. In 1973, he was named male Athlete of the Year[citation needed], and was honoured with the Order of Canada.[1] He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002.[2]

He currently lives in Manotick, Ontario, Canada.

He currently swims with the Nepean Masters Swim Club in Barrhaven, Ontario and holds Canadian national age-group records in the 100m freestyle and 200m freestyle.[3]

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