Steve Furniss

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Steven Furniss
Bruce and Steve Furniss 1976.jpg
Bruce and Steve Furniss (right) in 1976
Personal information
Full nameSteven Charles Furniss
National teamUnited States
Born (1952-12-21) December 21, 1952 (age 67)
Madison, Wisconsin
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight176 lb (80 kg)
StrokesIndividual medley
ClubLong Beach Swim Club
College teamUniversity of Southern California

Steven Charles Furniss (born December 21, 1952) is an American former swimmer, Olympic medalist and former world record-holder.[1] At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, he won the bronze medal in the men's 200-meter individual medley. He attended Foothill High School in Santa Ana, California. His brother Bruce Furniss also competed as an Olympic swimmer.

Furniss studied dentistry at University of Southern California, but then worked in public relations for the swimwear company Arena.[1] As of 2009, he is the executive vice president of the swimsuit company TYR, which Furniss co-founded.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Furniss' entry from
  2. ^ About Us: TYR Sport Archived 2009-07-16 at the Wayback Machine, TYR website (; retrieved 2009-06-23.
Preceded by
David Wilkie
Men's 200-meter individual medley
world record-holder

September 1, 1974 – August 23, 1975
(tied Wilkie's record)
Succeeded by
Bruce Furniss