David Edgar (swimmer)

David Edgar (swimmer)

David Edgar
Personal information
Full name David Holmes Edgar
Nickname(s) "Dave"
National team  United States
Born (1950-03-27) March 27, 1950
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly, freestyle
Club Jack Nelson Swim Club
College team University of Tennessee

David Holmes Edgar (born March 27, 1950) is an American former swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.

Edgar attended the University of Tennessee, where he swam for the Tennessee Volunteers swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Southeastern Conference competition. He won seven NCAA championships while swimming for the Volunteers, and was named the "Fastest Man Afloat" by Sports Illustrated magazine.[1]

Edgar represented the United States at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, where he received a gold medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay.[2] He received another gold medal in 4×100-meter freestyle relay at the 1971 Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia. He set two world records during his career, both in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay.

Edgar was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1996.[3]

See also


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "1972 Olympics – München, Germany – Swimming" – databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on May 1, 2008)
  3. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Dave Edgar (USA). Retrieved on March 16, 2015.

External links

  • Dave Edgar – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com
  • Dave Edgar (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame