John Ferris (swimmer)

John Edward Ferris (born July 24, 1949) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder.

John Ferris
Personal information
Full nameJohn Edward Ferris
National teamUnited States
Born (1949-07-24) July 24, 1949
Sacramento, California
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight165 lb (75 kg)
StrokesButterfly, individual medley
ClubArden Hills Swim Club
College teamStanford University

Ferris won two bronze medals at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City: one in the men's 200-meter individual medley and one in the men's 200-meter butterfly. His third-place finish in the 200-meter individual medley completed an American sweep of the event, with Charlie Hickcox taking first and Greg Buckingham taking second.

Ferris attended Stanford University, where he swam for the Stanford Cardinal swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition. He received a gold medal in the 200-meter butterfly at the 1967 World University Games, where he set a new world record time of 2:06.0. He also won an NCAA national championship in the 200-yard butterfly in 1969.

See also

  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "John Ferris". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-11-13.

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