Kurt Krumpholz

Kurt Krumpholz is a former American swimmer. He represented the United States at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships in Belgrad, where he won two medals. At the 1972 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Krumpholz set the world record in the prelims of the 400-meter freestyle. However, in the final, Krumpholz placed sixth, not making the Olympic team. The following year, Krumpholz won a gold medal in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay and a silver medal in the 200-meter freestyle at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships. His gold in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay came in world record time. Krumpholz was initially a water polo player for UCLA and only swam to stay in shape. Before his world record swim, Krumpholz swam the event only three times.[1] Krumpholz's son, J. W. Krumpholz, is a water polo player and Olympic silver medallist from the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Kurt Krumpholz
Medal record
Men's swimming
Representing the  United States
World Championships (LC)
1973 Belgrade4×200 m freestyle
1973 Belgrade200 m freestyle

See also


  1. "Prodigy Kurt Krumpholz, Millennium Hall of Fame". Daily Pilot. 1999-11-19. Archived from the original on 2011-05-04. Retrieved 2011-05-03.
Preceded by
Brad Cooper
Men's 400 metres freestyle
world record holder (long course)

August 4, 1972 September 9, 1973
Succeeded by
Rick DeMont

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