Brian Phillips (swimmer)

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Brian Phillips
Personal information
Full name Brian Phillips
National team Canada
Born (1954-03-30) March 30, 1954 (age 63)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle

Brian Phillips (born March 30, 1954) is a Canadian former competitive swimmer who won four medals in major international championship events during the early 1970s. Phillips won a total of six medals in major international championships, including the FINA World Championships, Pan American Games and Commonwealth Games.

As a 17-year-old at the 1971 Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia, Phillips won silver medals as a member of the second-place Canadian teams in the 4x100-metre freestyle and 4x200-metre freestyle relay events. The following year, he represented Canada at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, where he competed in three events. He was again a member of the Canadian relay teams in the 4x100 and 4x200-metre freestyle relay events, finishing fifth and seventh, respectively, in the event finals.[1]

In 1973, he won a bronze medal swimming for the Canadian team in the men's 4×100-metre medley relay at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships in Belgrade. In his final international appearance at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand, he won a gold medal in the 4×100-metre freestyle relay with teammates Bruce Robertson, Gary MacDonald and Ian MacKenzie, and another gold in the 4x100-metre medley relay with Robertson, Steve Pickell and William Mahony. Individually, he also won a bronze in the men's 100-metre freestyle.

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  1. ^ "Olympics". sports-reference. Retrieved May 8, 2015.