Robert Steven Genter (born January 4, 1951) is an American former competition swimmer and three-time Olympic medalist. He was freestyle specialist who earned a gold medal as a member of the winning U.S. team in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. He also won silver medals in the 200-meter and 400-meter freestyle events.
|Full name||Robert Steven Genter|
|National team||United States|
|Born||January 4, 1951|
|Height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|College team||University of California, Los Angeles|
In high school, Genter was an All-American in both swimming and water polo. At the 1972 Olympics, he had a collapsed lung several days before the 200-meter freestyle event. Doctors advised him to withdraw; he refused, competed, and won a silver medal. Genter would shave his head before swim meets, for which he was given the nickname "Curly".