|Full name||Brian Stuart Goodell|
|National team||United States|
|Born||April 2, 1959|
Stockton, California, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||148 lb (67 kg)|
|Club||Mission Viejo Nadadores|
|College team||University of California, Los Angeles|
Brian Stuart Goodell (born April 2, 1959) is an American politician, former competitive swimmer, two-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in two events. He is a city councilman and former mayor of Mission Viejo, California.
At the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Quebec, he won gold medals for his first-place finishes in the 400-meter and 1,500-meter freestyle events. He also won gold medals in both events at the 1979 Pan American Games in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He received a silver medal in 1,500-meter freestyle at the 1975 World Aquatics Championships in Cali, Colombia.
After graduating from Mission Viejo High School, he attended college at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he swam for coach Ron Ballatore's UCLA Bruins swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Pacific-10 Conference competition from 1978 to 1980. During his college swimming career, he won nine NCAA individual championships, including three times in each of the 500-yard freestyle, 1,650-yard freestyle, and the 400-yard individual medley.
Goodell held the 400-meter freestyle (long course) world record from June 18, 1976 to April 6, 1979, and the 1,500-meter freestyle (long course) world record from 1976 to 1980.
Brian and his wife, Vicki Goodell, are currently licensed Realtors in California and have created The Gold Medal Group with Berkshire Hathaway.
- List of Olympic medalists in swimming (men)
- List of University of California, Los Angeles people
- List of World Aquatics Championships medalists in swimming (men)
- World record progression 400 metres freestyle
- World record progression 1500 metres freestyle
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- The Gold Medal Group
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- Council Member Brian Goodell - Official City Council Biography from the City of Mission Viejo
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- Portrait of Brian Goodell coming up for air, 1978. Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive (Collection 1429). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.