Dave Wilson (swimmer)

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Dave Wilson
Personal information
Full name David Dennis Wilson
Nickname(s) "Dave"
National team United States
Born (1960-10-05) October 5, 1960 (age 56)
Torrance, California
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke
Club Cincinnati Marlins Swim Club
College team University of California, Berkeley

David Dennis Wilson (born October 5, 1960) is an American former competition swimmer and two-time Olympic medalist. At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, Wilson earned a gold medal by swimming the backstroke leg for the winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the men's 4×100-meter medley relay. He also won a silver medal by finishing second in the final of the men's 100-meter backstroke event.[1]

David set the national high school backstroke record his junior year at Anderson High School in Cincinnati; set the national high school record his senior year (erasing the high school mark set earlier by Mark Spitz) and re-set his national high school backstroke record.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Dave Wilson biography and Olympic results". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved September 17, 2012. 

External links[edit]

  • Dave Wilson – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com