Dave Fairbank

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Dave Fairbank
Personal information
Full name David William Fairbank
Nickname(s) "Dave"
National team United States
Born (1954-12-19) December 19, 1954 (age 62)
Sacramento, California
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 159 lb (72 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Arden Hills Swim Club
College team Stanford University

David William Fairbank (born December 19, 1954) is an American former swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. Fairbank represented the United States at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. He swam for the winning U.S. teams in the preliminary heats of the men's 4×100-meter freestyle relay and 4×100-meter medley relay, but did not receive a medal for either event.[1] Under the Olympic rules in effect in 1972, swimmers who competed in the qualifying heats, but not the final of relay events, were not eligible to receive a medal.

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  1. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, David Fairbank. Retrieved October 27, 2012.