|Full name||Kurt David Grote|
|Born||August 3, 1973|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||181 lb (82 kg)|
|Club||North Coast Aquatics Swim Club|
Santa Clara Swim Club
|College team||Stanford 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. 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. He has gone on to become a partner in McKinsey & Company's Healthcare Payor and Provider practice.
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.
- Grote 1996 Olympic team profile from the San Francisco Gate
- Kurt Grote is taking his time to hopefully have the swim times of his life. Palo Alto Online; published 2000-02-09; retrieved 2009-06-17.