Tom Bruce (swimmer)

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Tom Bruce
Personal information
Full nameThomas Edwin Bruce
Nickname(s)"Tom"
National teamUnited States
Born(1952-04-17)April 17, 1952
Red Bluff, California
DiedApril 9, 2020(2020-04-09) (aged 67) [1]
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight161 lb (73 kg)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
Club Santa Clara Swim Club
College team University of California, Los Angeles
Medal record
Men's swimming
Representing the United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1972 Munich 4x100 m medley relay
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1972 Munich 100 m breaststroke

Thomas Edwin Bruce (April 17, 1952 April 9, 2020) was an American competitive swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.

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Bruce was 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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