Peter Wright (swimmer)

Peter Matthew Wright (born December 3, 1972) is an American former competition swimmer who represented the United States at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. Wright competed in the preliminary heats of the men's 1,500-meter freestyle, and finished twelfth overall with a time of 15:25.43.[1]

Peter Wright
Personal information
Full namePeter Matthew Wright
National team United States
Born (1972-12-03) December 3, 1972
New Jersey
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight165 lb (75 kg)
ClubJersey Wahoos
College teamUniversity of Virginia

Wright has been a resident of Delran Township, New Jersey.[2]


  1., Olympic Sports, Athletes, Peter Wright. Retrieved November 5, 2012.
  2. "He worked his way to the Olympics; Delran swimmer Peter Wright almost gave up his quest. He came back with a vengeance," The Philadelphia Inquirer (May 21, 1996). Retrieved February 2, 2013. "An hour before the biggest race of his life, in the middle of the toughest swim meet in the world, Peter Wright saw more than just the blue lane ahead of him. For the previous year, the Delran, N.J., freestyler had put his life on hold to try for the U.S. Olympic team in the grueling 1,500-meter event."

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