Chris Thompson (swimmer)
|Full name||Christopher Lee Thompson|
November 30, 1978 |
|Height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|College team||University of Michigan|
Christopher Lee Thompson (born November 30, 1978) is an American former competition swimmer who won the bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in the 1,500-meter freestyle. He was the second American swimmer to go below the 15-minute mark in the 1,500-meter, and held the American Record for four years.
He attended the University of Michigan, where he was a member of the Michigan Wolverines swimming and diving team from 1997 to 2001. Both at Michigan and as a post-graduate, Chris swam under legendary coach Jon Urbanchek from 1997 to 2004. He held the NCAA and American records in the 1,650-yard freestyle for eleven years.
Currently, he has retired from competitive swimming but coaches the Plymouth Canton Cruisers swim team in Plymouth, Michigan.
- Thompson's bio from USA Swimming.
- 20 Questions with Chris Thompson, from USA Swimming.
- Chris Thompson, Brooke Bennett Crowned King and Queen of Tiburon Mile. Swimming World Magazine online; published 2002-10-27; retrieved 2009-06-16.
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