Larry Barbiere

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Larry Barbiere
Larry Barbiere 1967.jpg
Barbiere in 1967
Personal information
Full name Lawrence Edward Barbiere
Nickname(s) "Larry"
National team United States
Born (1951-03-06) March 6, 1951 (age 66)
Dayton, Ohio
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke
Club Vesper Boat Club
College team Indiana University

Lawrence Edward Barbiere (born March 6, 1951) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic athlete.

Barbiere represented the United States as a 17-year-old at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.[1] He competed in the men's 100-meter backstroke, and finished fourth in the event final with a time of 1:01.1.[1][2]

Barbiere attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where he swam for coach Doc Counsilman's Indiana Hoosiers swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Big Ten Conference competition from 1970 to 1973. He was an eleven-time All-American as a college swimmer, and was a key member of the Hoosiers' three consecutive NCAA national championship teams in 1971, 1972 and 1973.[3]

Barbiere's son Jim also attended Indiana University and competed for the Hoosiers swim team from 2009 to 2013.[4] His niece, swimmer Emily Silver, won a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics.[5]

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  1. ^ a b, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Larry Barbiere. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  2. ^, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games, Men's 100 metres Backstroke Final. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  3. ^ Indiana Hoosiers 2006–07 Men's Swimming & Diving, History & Records, Indiana University Athletic Department, Bloomington, Indiana, p. 82 (2006). Retrieved September 9, 20152.
  4. ^, Men's Swimming & Diving, Jim Barbiere. Archived June 4, 2015; retrieved September 9, 2015.
  5. ^, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Emily Silver. Retrieved September 9, 2015.