Jim Montgomery (swimmer)
|Full name||James Paul Montgomery|
|National team||United States|
|Born||January 24, 1955|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||194 lb (88 kg)|
|Club||Gatorade Swim Club|
|College team||Indiana University|
James Paul Montgomery (born January 24, 1955) is an American former competition swimmer, four-time Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder. Montgomery was the first man to break the 50-second barrier (49.99) in the 100-meter freestyle, at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, where he won three gold medals and one bronze.
Montgomery won five gold medals in freestyle events at the first World Championships in 1973 in Belgrade. From Yugoslavia, Montgomery went on to Indiana University, where he swam for Doc Counsilman for four years, during which time he competed in the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games winning three golds and one bronze in the summer between his junior and senior years.
He founded the Dallas Masters swim program in 1981 and later renamed it the Lone Star Masters. In 1990, the name officially became Baylor/Lone Star Masters. He began teaching swim lessons in 2007, including a class to help adults get past their fear of water.
Renaming the Lone Star Masters team, he founded the Dallas Aquatic Masters club team in 2002 with partner and fellow coach, former SMU swimmer Bobby Patten. In the same year, he was named U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) Coach of the Year.
While continuing to coach part time at Dallas Aquatic Masters, he coached varsity swimming at the Greenhill School in Addison, Texas from 1999 to 2015. He resigned Greenhill in 2015 to launch the Jim Montgomery Swim School on Preston Road in Dallas.
- List of Indiana University (Bloomington) people
- List of multiple Olympic gold medalists at a single Games
- List of Olympic medalists in swimming (men)
- List of World Aquatics Championships medalists in swimming (men)
- World record progression 100 metres freestyle
- World record progression 4 × 100 metres freestyle relay
- World record progression 4 × 100 metres medley relay
- World record progression 4 × 200 metres freestyle relay
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- Dallas Aquatic Masters. clubassistant.com
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- Mastering Swimming / Your guide for fitness, training, and competition, by Jim Montgomery/Mo Chambers, Human Kinetics Publishers, 2008-10-24, ISBN 978-0-7360-7453-7
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- Jim Montgomery (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame
- jmswim.com – Official Website of Jim Montgomery Swim School