Jerome Alan Heidenreich (February 4, 1950 – April 18, 2002) was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. He competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, where he received gold medals in the 4×100-meter medley relay, and 4×100-meter freestyle relay. He received a silver medal in 100-meter freestyle, and a bronze medal in 100-meter butterfly.
Mark Spitz and Jerry Heidenreich (right) at the 1972 Olympics
|Full name||Jerome Alan Heidenreich|
|Nickname(s)||"Jerry", "The Poet"|
|National team||United States|
|Born||February 4, 1950|
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Died||April 18, 2002 52) (aged|
Paris, Texas, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||161 lb (73 kg)|
|College team||Southern Methodist University|
He set six world records during his swimming career, all as a relay team member.
Heidenreich was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1992.
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- World record progression 4 × 100 metres freestyle relay
- World record progression 4 × 100 metres medley relay
- World record progression 4 × 200 metres freestyle relay
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jerry Heidenreich.|
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Jerry Heidenreich". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2013-06-15.
- "1972 Olympics – München, Germany – Swimming" Archived 2008-08-20 at the Wayback Machine – databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on May 1, 2008)
- International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Jerry Heidenreich (USA). Retrieved March 18, 2015.