Tom Bruce (swimmer)

Thomas Edwin Bruce (born April 17, 1952) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.

Tom Bruce
Personal information
Full nameThomas Edwin Bruce
Nickname(s)"Tom"
National teamUnited States
Born (1952-04-17) April 17, 1952
Red Bluff, California
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight161 lb (73 kg)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesBreaststroke
ClubSanta Clara Swim Club
College teamUniversity 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.

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