Kurt Grote

Kurt David Grote (born August 3, 1973) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic gold medalist. Grote competed internationally in the breaststroke events during the 1990s.

Kurt Grote
Personal information
Full nameKurt David Grote
National team United States
Born (1973-08-03) August 3, 1973
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight181 lb (82 kg)
ClubNorth Coast Aquatics Swim Club
Santa Clara Swim Club
College teamStanford University

Grote did not start swimming until the age of fifteen. He began swimming under the advice of a doctor to improve his asthma condition. He attended Stanford University, where he was a member of the Stanford Cardinal swimming and diving team.[1] He also trained with and competed for the Santa Clara Swim Club. After his swimming career, he married a woman named Amy and completed his MD at Stanford.[2] He has gone on to become a partner in McKinsey & Company's Healthcare Payor and Provider practice.[3]

Grote competed in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. He finished sixth in the men's 100-meter breaststroke, eighth in the 200-meter breaststroke, and won a gold medal as a member of the winning U.S. team in the men's 4×100-meter medley relay.

See also


  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Kurt Grote". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
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