Larry Barbiere

Lawrence Edward "Larry" Barbiere (born March 6, 1951) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic athlete.

Larry Barbiere
Barbiere in 1967
Personal information
Full nameLawrence Edward Barbiere
Nickname(s)"Larry"
National teamUnited States
Born (1951-03-06) March 6, 1951
Dayton, Ohio
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesBackstroke
ClubVesper Boat Club
College teamIndiana University

Barbiere represented the United States as a 17-year-old at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.[1] He competed in the men's 100-meter backstroke, and finished fourth in the event final with a time of 1:01.1.[1][2]

Barbiere attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where he swam for coach Doc Counsilman's Indiana Hoosiers swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Big Ten Conference competition from 1970 to 1973. He was an eleven-time All-American as a college swimmer, and was a key member of the Hoosiers' three consecutive NCAA national championship teams in 1971, 1972 and 1973.[3]

Barbiere's son Jim also attended Indiana University and competed for the Hoosiers swim team from 2009 to 2013.[4] His niece, swimmer Emily Silver, won a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics.[5]

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References

  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Larry Barbiere". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  2. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games: Men's 100 metres Backstroke Final". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  3. "History & Records" (PDF). Indiana Hoosiers 2006–07 Men's Swimming & Diving. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Athletic Department. 2006. p. 82. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  4. "Jim Barbiere". IUHoosiers.com, Men's Swimming & Diving. Archived from the original on 2015-03-04. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  5. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Emily Silver". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
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