Peter Campbell (water polo)

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Peter Campbell
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Campbell in 1989
Personal information
Full name George Peter Campbell
Born May 21, 1960 (1960-05-21) (age 57)
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.

George Peter Campbell (born May 21, 1960 in Salt Lake City, Utah) was raised in Irvine, California and started swimming competitively at the age of nine. The four-time All-American led UC Irvine in scoring three of his four years there and helped the Anteaters win national titles in 1980 and '82. He was NCAA Player of the Year and NCAA tournament MVP in 1982.[1] He is a former Olympic water polo player who won two silver medals for the United States.[2]

The first one was at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, and the second in 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. He was first alternate in 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. He played for the U.S. National Water Polo Team from 1980–1992.[3] He graduated from UC Irvine. He was named to the UC Irvine Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997 and USA Water Polo Hall of Fame in 2000.,[4][5]

His younger brother, Jeffrey Campbell,[6] is also a former Olympic water polo player who won a Silver Medal in 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea and placed 4th in 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.[7] .

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