David Edgar (swimmer)

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David Edgar
Personal information
Full name David Holmes Edgar
Nickname(s) "Dave"
Nationality  United States
Born (1950-03-27) March 27, 1950 (age 64)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Butterfly, freestyle
Club Jack Nelson Swim Club
College team University of Tennessee

David Holmes Edgar (born March 27, 1950) is an American former swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. Edgar won seven NCAA championships while competing for the University of Tennessee and was named "Fastest Man Afloat" by Sports Illustrated magazine [1]. He competed at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, where he received a gold medal in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay.[1] He received a gold medal in 4x100-meter freestyle relay at the 1971 Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia.

He set two world records during his career, both in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay.

Edgar was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1996.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1972 Olympics – München, Germany – Swimming"databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on May 1, 2008)
  2. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Dave Edgar (USA). Retrieved on October 9, 2012.

External links[edit]

  • Dave Edgar – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com
  • Dave Edgar (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame