Bill Forrester

William Ronald Forrester Jr. (born December 18, 1957) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder. He represented the United States as an 18-year-old at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, where he won a bronze medal in the 200-meter butterfly, finishing behind U.S. teammates Mike Bruner and Steve Gregg. Forrester won three gold and two bronze medals at the world championships in 1975 and 1978. Forrester graduated from Auburn University in 1980 and later worked as a swim coach, founding the Georgia Coastal Aquatic Team in 1994.[1]

Bill Forrester
Gregg, Bruner and Forrester (right) at the 1976 Olympics
Personal information
Full nameWilliam Ronald Forrester Jr.
National teamUnited States
Born (1957-12-18) December 18, 1957
Darby, Pennsylvania, U.S.[1]
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight174 lb (79 kg)
StrokesButterfly, freestyle
ClubRandy Reese Swim Club
College teamAuburn University

See also


  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Bill Forrester". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
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