Dave Wilson (swimmer)

David Dennis Wilson (born October 5, 1960) is an American former competition swimmer and two-time Olympic medalist. At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, Wilson earned a gold medal by swimming the backstroke leg for the winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the men's 4×100-meter medley relay. He also won a silver medal by finishing second in the final of the men's 100-meter backstroke event.[1]

Dave Wilson
Personal information
Full nameDavid Donnis Wilson
National teamUnited States
Born (1960-10-05) October 5, 1960
Torrance, California
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight187 lb (85 kg)
ClubCincinnati Marlins Swim Club
College teamUniversity of California, Berkeley

Wilson set the national high school backstroke record his junior year at Anderson High School in Cincinnati; set the national high school record his senior year (erasing the high school mark set earlier by Mark Spitz) and re-set his national high school backstroke record.

See also


  1. "Dave Wilson biography and Olympic results". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved September 17, 2012.

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