Richard Schroeder

Richard Alan Schroeder (born October 29, 1961) is an American former competition swimmer who was a breaststroke specialist and two-time Olympic gold medalist.

Richard Schroeder
Personal information
Full nameRichard Alan Schroeder
National teamUnited States
Born (1961-10-29) October 29, 1961
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight174 lb (79 kg)
College teamUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Schroeder represented the United States at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. He earned a gold medal by swimming the breaststroke leg for the winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the men's 4×100-meter medley relay. At the 1984 Olympics, he also competed in the men's 200-meter breaststroke, finishing fourth in the final with a time of 2:18.03.[1]

He also represented the United States at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. He won a gold medal swimming the breaststroke leg in the final of the men's 4×100-meter medley relay for the winning U.S. team. He also finished sixth in the final of the men's 100-meter breaststroke event with a time of 1:02.55.[1]

See also


  1., Olympic Sports, Athletes, Rich Schroeder. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
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