Jack Babashoff

Jack Babashoff

Jack Babashoff
Personal information
Nationality  United States
Born (1955-07-13) July 13, 1955 (age 58)
Whittier, California
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club Long Beach Swim Club
College team University of Alabama

Jack Babashoff, Jr. (born July 13, 1955) is an American former competition swimmer who won a silver medal in 100-meter freestyle at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec.[1] Two years later, he won a gold medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay at the 1978 World Aquatics Championships.[2] Jack attended Fountain Valley High School in Fountain Valley, California and the University of Alabama.[1]

Jack is the son of Vera and Jack Babashoff, Sr. Both of his parents is a second-generation Russian American.[3][4] Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: Sports Figures (January 1, 2002). His younger sisters Shirley and Debbie and brother Bill were also swimmers who competed at the international level.[5][6]

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