Chris Cavanaugh (swimmer)

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Chris Cavanaugh
Personal information
Full name Christopher Carl Cavanaugh
Nickname(s) "Chris"
Nationality  United States
Born (1962-07-01) July 1, 1962 (age 52)
Hialeah, Florida
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 208 lb (94 kg)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
College team University of Southern California

Christopher Carl Cavanaugh (born July 1, 1962) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic champion. He was a member of the winning U.S. team in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay at the 1984 Summer Olympics,[1] and was also a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 1980 when the United States led a boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.[2]

Cavanaugh was an All-American swimmer and elected Team Captain at the University of Southern California, where he also played water polo and graduated in 1986. [3][4]

Cavanaugh has volunteered as a celebrity swimmer for various charitable organizations including Swim Across America, a charitable organization that raises money for cancer. He now coaches and swims Masters having held many Masters National record. He also works with USS, and club swimmers at all levels. He resides in San Jose, California.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1984 Olympics – Los Angeles, United States – Swimming" (Retrieved on May 3, 2008)
  2. ^ Cavanaugh's bio from Swim Across America. retrieved 2009-06-19.
  3. ^ USC Mens Swimming & Diving All-Americans, USC Trojans Athletic Department, Accessed August 27, 2008.
  4. ^ USC OLYMPIANS: 1904-2008, USC Trojans Athletic Department, Accessed August 27, 2008.

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Preceded by
Klaus Steinbach
Men's 50-meter freestyle
world record-holder (long course)

February 2, 1980 – April 10, 1980
Succeeded by
Rowdy Gaines