|Full name||Thomas Jean Frederick Blankenburg|
September 2, 1909|
|Died||March 29, 1979
Los Angeles, California
|Club||Athens Athletic Club|
Thomas Jean Frederick Blankenburg (September 2, 1909 – March 29, 1979) was an American competition swimmer who represented the United States as an 18-year-old at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Blankenburg advanced to the semifinals of the men's 200-meter breaststroke and placed ninth overall in the final standings.
Blankenburg later attended the University of Oregon. He qualified as a member of the U.S. swimming team for the 1932 Summer Olympics, but was disqualified as a "professional" when it was disclosed that he had worked as lifeguard.
- Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Tom Blankenburg. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
- Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games, Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Semi-Finals. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
- "Tom Blankenburg Home; Famous For Swimming," Spokane Daily Chronicle, p. 13 (December 20, 1932). Retrieved March 24, 2013.
- Tom Blankenburg – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com
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