Mike Bruner

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Mike Bruner
Mike Bruner 1976 Olympics.jpg
Bruner at the 1976 Olympics
Personal information
Full nameMichael Lee Bruner
National teamUnited States
Born (1956-07-23) July 23, 1956 (age 62)
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.[1]
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Weight161 lb (73 kg)[1]
StrokesButterfly, freestyle
ClubDeAnza Swim Club[1]
College teamStanford University

Michael Lee Bruner (born July 23, 1956) is an American former competition swimmer, two-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in two events. At the 1976 Olympics he won gold medals in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay and in the 200-meter butterfly, setting a world record.[2] Two years later he won the 1978 World Championships in the 200 m butterfly. During his career Bruner set two world records: in the 200-meter butterfly (1:59.23) and in relay.

Swimming World Magazine named Bruner its American swimmer of the year in 1980. He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1988.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Mike Bruner at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
  2. ^ "1976 Olympics – Montreal, Canada – Swimming" Archived 2010-12-25 at the Wayback Machine – databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on May 2, 2008)
  3. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Mike Bruner (USA). Retrieved April 13, 2015.

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Preceded by
Roger Pyttel
Men's 200-meter butterfly
world record-holder (long course)

July 18, 1976 – July 30, 1980
Succeeded by
Craig Beardsley