Chris Cavanaugh (swimmer)
|Full name||Christopher Carl Cavanaugh|
|National team||United States|
|Born||July 1, 1962|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||208 lb (94 kg)|
|College team||University of Southern California|
Christopher Carl Cavanaugh (born July 1, 1962) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic champion. He was a member of the winning U.S. team in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, and was also a member of the U.S. Olympic team when the United States led a boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.
Cavanaugh has volunteered as a celebrity swimmer for various charitable organizations including Swim Across America, a charitable organization that raises money for cancer. He now coaches and swims Masters having held many Masters National record. He also works with USS, and club swimmers at all levels. He resides in San Jose, California.
- List of Olympic medalists in swimming (men)
- List of University of Southern California people
- List of World Aquatics Championships medalists in swimming (men)
- World record progression 50 metres freestyle
- World record progression 4 × 100 metres freestyle relay
- "1984 Olympics – Los Angeles, United States – Swimming" Archived 2008-08-27 at the Wayback Machine – databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on May 3, 2008)
- Cavanaugh's bio from Swim Across America. retrieved 2009-06-19.
- USC Men's Swimming & Diving All-Americans Archived 2006-11-28 at the Wayback Machine, USC Trojans Athletic Department, Accessed August 27, 2008.
- USC OLYMPIANS: 1904-2008, USC Trojans Athletic Department, Accessed August 27, 2008.
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Chris Cavanaugh". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
| Men's 50-meter freestyle
world record-holder (long course)
February 2, 1980 – April 10, 1980
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