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Dave Perkowski

Full name: David "Dave" Perkowski
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: July 23, 1947 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: Bloomington Swim Club, Bloomington (USA) / Indiana Hoosiers, Bloomington (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming


Dave Perkowski was a breaststroker who swam at Indiana University, but he knew from a young age he wanted to be a doctor. When Perkowski was 7-years-old, he was in a serious bicycle accident and lost a kidney. He was impressed at the surgeons who saved his life and made it his life’s calling. After the 1968 Olympics, Perkowski entered Indiana University Medical School. He also did his residency in cardiothoracic surgery at Indiana, finishing in 1979. He then moved to California where he joined Orange County Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons, and later became director of cardiac surgery at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 100 metres Breaststroke United States USA 3 h2 r2/3

Men's 100 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 1:09.0
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Round One Heat One 3 Q 1:09.5
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