Tripp Schwenk

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Tripp Schwenk
Personal information
Full name William Douglas Schwenk, III
Nickname(s) "Tripp"
National team  United States
Born (1971-06-17) June 17, 1971 (age 46)
Sarasota, Florida
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 174 lb (79 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke
Club Sarasota YMCA
College team University of Tennessee

William Douglas Schwenk, III (born June 17, 1971) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.

Schwenk represented the United States at two consecutive Olympic Games. At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, he competed in the men's 200-meter backstroke and finished fifth in the event final in a time of 1:59.73.[1]

At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, he received a gold medal for swimming for the winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the men's 4×100-meter medley. Individually, Schwenk also received the silver medal for recording a 1:58.99 second-place finish in the men's 200-meter backstroke. He also competed in the men's 100-meter backstroke, finishing in fifth place in the final with a time of 55.30 seconds.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Tripp Schwenk. Retrieved October 31, 2012.

External links[edit]

  • Tripp Schwenk – Olympic athlete profile at