Larry Barbiere

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Larry Barbiere
Personal information
Full name Lawrence Edward Barbiere
Nickname(s) "Larry"
National team  United States
Born (1951-03-06) March 6, 1951 (age 64)
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.

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.[4]

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  1. ^ a b, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Larry Barbiere. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  2. ^, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games, Men's 100 metres Backstroke Final. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  3. ^ Indiana Hoosiers 2006–07 Men's Swimming & Diving, History & Records, Indiana University Athletic Department, Bloomington, Indiana, p. 82 (2006). Retrieved October 11, 2012.
  4. ^, Men's Swimming & Diving, Jim Barbiere. Retrieved October 11, 2012.

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