Neil Walker (swimmer)

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Neil Walker
Personal information
Full nameNeil Scott Walker
National team United States
Born (1976-06-25) June 25, 1976 (age 45)
Verona, Wisconsin
Height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight198 lb (90 kg)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesBackstroke, butterfly, individual medley
ClubLonghorn Aquatics
College teamUniversity of Texas
Medal record
Men's swimming
Representing the United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney 4×100 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens 4×100 m medley
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney 4×100 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens 4×100 m freestyle
World Championships (LC)
Gold medal – first place 1998 Perth 4×100 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2005 Montreal 4×100 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2005 Montreal 4×100 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2007 Melbourne 4×100 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 1998 Perth 4×100 m medley
Silver medal – second place 2003 Barcelona 4×100 m freestyle
World Championships (SC)
Gold medal – first place 2000 Athens 50 m backstroke
Gold medal – first place 2000 Athens 100 m backstroke
Gold medal – first place 2000 Athens 100 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2000 Athens 4×200 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2000 Athens 4×100 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2004 Indianapolis 4×100 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2000 Athens 50 m butterfly
Silver medal – second place 2000 Athens 4×100 m freestyle
Pan Pacific Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Fukuoka 100 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 1997 Fukuoka 4×100 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 1997 Fukuoka 4×100 m medley
Gold medal – first place 1999 Sydney 4×100 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2006 Victoria 4×100 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 1997 Fukuoka 100 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 1997 Fukuoka 100 m backstroke
Silver medal – second place 1999 Sydney 100 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 1999 Sydney 4×100 m freestyle

Neil Scott Walker (born June 25, 1976) is an American former competition swimmer, four-time Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder in multiple events.

Walker represented the United States at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where he won a silver medal in the men's 4×100-meter freestyle relay, and at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where he also won a bronze in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay. He also twice earned gold medals in the 4×100-meter medley relay, after swimming for the winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats.[1]

At the 2000 Short Course World Championships in Athens, Greece, he set short course world records in the 50-meter backstroke, 100-meter backstroke, and 100-meter individual medley.

Walker retired from competitive swimming after the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials. He started a swim school with Olympian and former Longhorn teammate Ian Crocker and U.S. National Champion and former Longhorn teammate James Fike, with locations in Austin and Dallas. He is currently the head coach of Rockwall Aquatics Center of Excellence (RACE) in Rockwall, Texas.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Neil Walker". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020. Retrieved March 20, 2015.

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Records
Preceded by

Matt Welsh
Matt Welsh
Men's 50-meter backstroke
world record-holder (short course)

November 18, 1999 – January 14, 2000
March 13, 2000 – September 2, 2002
Succeeded by

Matt Welsh
Matt Welsh
Preceded by Men's 100-meter individual medley
world record-holder (short course)

March 18, 2000 – December 15, 2001
Succeeded by
Preceded by Men's 100-meter backstroke
world record-holder (short course)

March 19, 2000 – December 8, 2002
Succeeded by