Dan Veatch

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Dan Veatch
Personal information
Full name Daniel Hayward Veatch
Nickname(s) "Dan"
National team United States
Born (1965-04-18) April 18, 1965 (age 52)
Potomac, Maryland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 173 lb (78 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke, medley
College team Princeton University

Daniel Hayward Veatch (born April 18, 1965) is an American former competition swimmer who represented the United States at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.[1] Veatch competed in his signature event, the men's 200-meter backstroke, finishing seventh in the event final.[2] He won the 200-meter backstroke at the Pan Pacific Games in Brisbane in 1987[3] and again in Tokyo in 1989.[4] He pulled his hamstring just before the U.S. Trials for the 1992 Summer Olympics and so missed those Games.[5]

He is openly gay,[6] and currently lives in San Francisco.

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  1. ^ Knapp, Gwen (10 April 2008). "An Olympian in favor of dissent". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Heeren, Dave (17 July 1991). "Golden Dreams Dan Veatch Hopes To Have A Glittering Performance In The Upcoming Olympics.". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Pan Pacific Swimming Championships : Evans and Wharton Both Win Their Second Gold Medals". Los Angeles Times. 16 August 1987. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Evans' winning streak hits 21". Eugene Register-Guard. 20 August 1989. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Glauber, Bill (4 March 1992). "Veatch finishes 5th, then retires". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Provenzano, Jim (11 August 2004). "Heroics: Carrying a Torch for Gay Olympians". Windy City Times. Retrieved 4 January 2012.