Jeff Rouse

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Jeff Rouse
Personal information
Full name Jeffrey Norman Rouse
Nickname(s) "Jeff"
National team  United States
Born (1970-12-06) December 6, 1970 (age 46)
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke
College team Stanford University

Jeffrey Norman Rouse (born December 6, 1970) is an American former competition swimmer, three-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in three events.

Rouse represented the United States in two consecutive Olympic Games in 1992 and 1996. At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, he won a gold medal swimming for the winning U.S. team in the men's 4×100-meter medley relay. Individually, he also received a silver medal for his second-place performance in the men's 100-meter backstroke.[1]

Four years later at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, he earned a gold medal as a member of the first-place U.S. team in the men's 4×100-meter medley relay. In individual competition, he won another gold medal in the men's 100-meter backstroke.[1]

Rouse is a member of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Jeff Rouse. Retrieved October 31, 2012.
  2. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Jeff Rouse (USA). Retrieved October 5, 2012.

External links[edit]

  • Jeff Rouse – Olympic athlete profile at
  • Jeff Rouse (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame

Preceded by
David Berkoff
Men's 100-meter backstroke
world record-holder (long course)

August 25, 1991 – August 24, 1999
Succeeded by
Lenny Krayzelburg
Preceded by
Men's 50-meter backstroke
world record-holder (short course)

February 12, 1995 – February 28, 1997
Succeeded by
Chris Renaud