John Ferris (swimmer)

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John Ferris
Personal information
Full name John Edward Ferris
National team United States
Born (1949-07-24) July 24, 1949 (age 67)
Sacramento, California
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly, individual medley
Club Arden Hills Swim Club
College team Stanford University

John Edward Ferris (born July 24, 1949) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder.

Ferris won two bronze medals at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City: one in the men's 200-meter individual medley and one in the men's 200-meter butterfly. His third-place finish in the 200-meter individual medley completed an American sweep of the event, with Charlie Hickcox taking first and Greg Buckingham taking second.

Ferris attended Stanford University, where he swam for the Stanford Cardinal swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition. He received a gold medal in the 200-meter butterfly at the 1967 World University Games, where he set a new world record time of 2:06.0. He also won an NCAA national championship in the 200-yard butterfly in 1969.

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  • John Ferris – Olympic athlete profile at