Robert Kasting

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Robert Kasting
Personal information
Full name Robert A. Kasting
Nickname(s) "Bob"
National team  Canada
Born (1950-08-28) August 28, 1950 (age 65)
Ottawa, Ontario
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle, butterfly
Club Lethbridge Amateur Swim Club
College team Yale University

Robert A. Kasting (born August 28, 1950) is a Canadian former competition swimmer who specialized in freestyle and butterfly events. Kasting represented Canada at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, where he won the bronze medal in the men's 4x100-metre medley relay, together with Canadian teammates Erik Fish, Bruce Robertson and William Mahony.

He also competed at the 1966 Commonwealth Games and won silver medals in both the 4x110-yard freestyle and the 4x220-yard freestyle. He also won two silver medals and a gold medal at the 1970 Commonwealth Games, in the 4x100-metre freestyle relay, 4x200-metre freestyle relay, and the 4x100-metre medley relay, respectively. At the 1972 Olympic Games he finished in 10th place in both the 100-metre freestyle and the 100-metre butterfly.[1]

Kasting attended Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, where he was a member of the Yale Bulldogs swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Ivy League competition from 1970 to 1972. He was the Bulldogs team captain as a senior in 1972.

He was born in Ottawa, Ontario, but raised in Lethbridge, Alberta.

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