William Douglas Schwenk III (born June 17, 1971) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.
|Full name||William Douglas Schwenk III|
|Born||June 17, 1971|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||174 lb (79 kg)|
|College team||University of Tennessee|
Schwenk represented the United States at two consecutive Olympic Games. At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, he competed in the men's 200-meter backstroke and finished fifth in the event final in a time of 1:59.73.
At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, he received a gold medal for swimming for the winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the men's 4×100-meter medley. Individually, Schwenk also received the silver medal for recording a 1:58.99 second-place finish in the men's 200-meter backstroke. He also competed in the men's 100-meter backstroke, finishing in fifth place in the final with a time of 55.30 seconds.
- Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Tripp Schwenk. Retrieved October 31, 2012.