Kurt Grote

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Kurt Grote
Personal information
Full name Kurt David Grote
Nationality  United States
Born (1973-08-03) August 3, 1973 (age 41)
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 181 lb (82 kg)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Breaststroke
Club North Coast Aquatics Swim Club
Santa Clara Swim Club
College team Stanford University

Kurt David Grote (born August 3, 1973) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic gold medalist. Grote competed internationally in the breaststroke events during the 1990s.

Grote did not start swimming until the age of fifteen. He began swimming under the advice of a doctor to improve his asthma condition. He attended Stanford University and was on its swim team.[1] He also trained with and competed for the Santa Clara Swim Club. After his swimming career, he married a woman named Amy and completed his MD at Stanford. He has gone on to become a partner in McKinsey & Company's Healthcare Payor and Provider practice.[2]

Grote competed in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, USA. He finished sixth in the 100-meter breaststroke, eighth in the 200-meter breaststroke and won gold as part of the 4x100-meter medley relay.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Grote 1996 Olympic team profile from the San Francisco Gate
  2. ^ Kurt Grote is taking his time to hopefully have the swim times of his life. Palo Alto Online; published 2000-02-09; retrieved 2009-06-17.

External links[edit]

  • Kurt Grote – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com