David Edgar (swimmer)

David Holmes "Dave" Edgar (born March 27, 1950) is an American former swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.

David Edgar
Personal information
Full nameDavid Holmes Edgar
National teamUnited States
Born (1950-03-27) March 27, 1950
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight190 lb (86 kg)
StrokesButterfly, freestyle
ClubJack Nelson Swim Club
College teamUniversity of Tennessee

Edgar attended the University of Tennessee, where he swam for the Tennessee Volunteers swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Southeastern Conference competition. He won seven NCAA championships while swimming for the Volunteers, and was named the "Fastest Man Afloat" by Sports Illustrated magazine.[1]

Edgar represented the United States at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, where he received a gold medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay.[2] He received another gold medal in 4×100-meter freestyle relay at the 1971 Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia. He set two world records during his career, both in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay.

Edgar was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1996.[3]

See also


  1. http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1084630/index.htm
  2. "1972 Olympics – München, Germany – Swimming" Archived 2008-08-20 at the Wayback MachinedatabaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on May 1, 2008)
  3. International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Dave Edgar (USA). Retrieved on March 16, 2015.
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Dave Edgar". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2011-05-20.
  • Dave Edgar (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame

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