|Full name||Bradley Michael Bridgewater|
|National team||United States|
|Born||March 29, 1973|
Charleston, West Virginia
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|Club||Trojan Swim Club|
|College team||University of Texas|
University of Southern California
Bridgewater attended Lake Mary High School in Lake Mary, Florida, and was coached by 1972 Olympic gold medalist Fred Tyler. In college, he swam for the Texas Longhorns swimming and diving team of the University of Texas from 1992 to 1994, then transferred to the University of Southern California (USC). Under Trojans coach Mark Schubert, Bridgewater earned 1995 and 1996 All-America honors in the 100- and 200-meter backstroke.
At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Bridgewater won the gold medal in men's 200-meter backstroke with a time of 1:58.54, beating fellow American and rival Tripp Schwenk by .45 seconds.
Bridgewater currently serves as vice-president for Dallas, Texas investment management firm PHH Investments.
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