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Brent Berk

Full name: Brent Thales Berk
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: June 27, 1949 in Eustis, Florida, United States
Affiliations: Santa Clara Swim Club, Santa Clara (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming


Brent Berk swam for the Punahou School in Honolulu, and then later for the Santa Clara Swim Club and Stanford. He graduated from Stanford in 1971, after making several All-American teams. He made the Olympic team by placing second in the US Olympic Trials in the 400 free. He made the final of the 400 free in Mexico City but was very ill there, and finished eighth. He continued to swim competitively but missed the 1972 Olympic team when he placed fourth in the 200 free at the US Trials. Berk settled in his native Hawai’i where he later took up competitive body surfing, competing into his 40s. He was inducted into the Hawaii Swim Hall of Fame in 2003.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle United States USA 8

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1cT 1cR 2cT 2cR 3cT 3cR 100-200m 200-300m 300-400m
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Final 8 4:26.0 1:01.8 5 2:07.9 7 3:17.4 8 1:06.1 (8) 1:09.5 (8) 1:08.6 (8)
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Round One Heat Six 1 Q 4:20.2 1:01.9 1 2:08.2 1 3:14.9 1 1:06.3 (2) 1:06.7 (1) 1:05.3 (2)
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