Tom Bruce (swimmer)
Thomas Edwin Bruce (born April 17, 1952) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.
|Full name||Thomas Edwin Bruce|
|National team||United States|
|Born||April 17, 1952|
Red Bluff, California
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||161 lb (73 kg)|
|Club||Santa Clara Swim Club|
|College team||University of California, Los Angeles|
Bruce is a graduate of Marian A. Peterson High School in Sunnyvale, California. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he swam for the UCLA Bruins swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition. He represented the United States at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. At Munich, he won a silver medal in the men's 100-meter breaststroke, and also earned a gold medal swimming the breaststroke leg for the winning U.S. team in the men's 4×100-meter medley relay. Bruce, together with his relay teammates Mike Stamm (backstroke), Mark Spitz (butterfly) and Jerry Heidenreich (freestyle), set a new world record of 3:48.16.