Jack Babashoff

Jack Babashoff, Jr. (born July 13, 1955) is an American former competition swimmer who won a silver medal in 100-meter freestyle at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec.[1] Two years later, he won a gold medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay at the 1978 World Aquatics Championships.[2] Jack attended Fountain Valley High School in Fountain Valley, California and the University of Alabama.[1]

Jack Babashoff
Personal information
Full nameJack Babashoff, Jr.
National teamUnited States
Born (1955-07-13) July 13, 1955
Whittier, California
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg)
ClubLong Beach Swim Club
College teamUniversity of Alabama

Jack is the son of Vera (Slevkoff) and Jack Babashoff, Sr. Both of his parents are second-generation Russian-Americans.[3] His younger sisters Shirley and Debbie and brother Bill were also swimmers who competed at the international level.[4][5]

See also


  1. Jack Babashoff biography and Olympic results Archived 2012-01-27 at the Wayback Machine, sports-reference.com.
  2. Jean-Louis Meuret (2007), HistoFINA Volume IV – Tome IV Archived 2009-05-05 at WebCite. MEDALLISTS AND STATISTICS. Special FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS (50 m.) Before Rome 2009.
  3. Babashoff, Shirley. Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: Sports Figures (January 1, 2002).
  4. Paula Edelson (1 January 2002). A to Z of American Women in Sports. Infobase Publishing. pp. 13–. ISBN 978-1-4381-0789-9. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  5. Kristin Hardeman (April 23, 1988). HIGH LIFE : In the Family Swim : Babashoff Hopes to Follow Siblings to Olympic Stardom. Los Angeles Times
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