David Edgar (swimmer)
|Full name||David Holmes Edgar|
|National team||United States|
March 27, 1950 |
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|Club||Jack Nelson Swim Club|
|College team||University of Tennessee|
David Holmes Edgar (born March 27, 1950) is an American former swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.
Edgar attended the University of Tennessee, where he swam for the Tennessee Volunteers swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Southeastern Conference competition. He won seven NCAA championships while swimming for the Volunteers, and was named the "Fastest Man Afloat" by Sports Illustrated magazine.
Edgar represented the United States at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, where he received a gold medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay. He received another gold medal in 4×100-meter freestyle relay at the 1971 Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia. He set two world records during his career, both in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay.
- List of Olympic medalists in swimming (men)
- List of University of Tennessee people
- World record progression 4 × 100 metres freestyle relay
- Dave Edgar – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com
- Dave Edgar (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame
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