Chris Thompson (swimmer)

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Chris Thompson
Personal information
Full name Christopher Lee Thompson
Nickname(s) "Chris"
Nationality  United States
Born (1978-11-30) November 30, 1978 (age 36)
Roseburg, Oregon
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
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.

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