Chris Thompson (swimmer)

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Chris Thompson
Personal information
Full nameChristopher Lee Thompson
Nickname(s)"Chris"
National team United States
Born (1978-11-30) November 30, 1978 (age 40)
Roseburg, Oregon
Height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
College teamUniversity of Michigan

Christopher Lee Thompson (born November 30, 1978) is an American former competition swimmer who won the bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in the men's 1,500-meter freestyle. He was the second American swimmer to break the 15-minute mark in the 1,500-meter freestyle, and held the American record for four years.

He attended the University of Michigan, where he was a member of the Michigan Wolverines swimming and diving team from 1997 to 2001. Both at Michigan and as a post-graduate, Chris swam under coach Jon Urbanchek from 1997 to 2004. He held the NCAA and American records in the 1,650-yard freestyle for eleven years.

Currently, he coaches the Plymouth Canton Cruisers swim team in Plymouth, Michigan.

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