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Tripp Schwenk

Full name: William Douglas "Tripp" Schwenk, III
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: June 17, 1971 in Sarasota, Florida, United States
Affiliations: Sarasota YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Tripp Schwenk was a backstroker who swam at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics. In 1996, at Atlanta, Schwenk won a gold medal in the medley relay, and a silver in the 200 metre backstroke. He won three golds at the 1993 SC World Championships, in both backstrokes and the medley relay. Schwenk also competed at the 1991 and 1993 Universiade, winning three golds and five medals in all. He also won gold in the 200 back at the 1995 Pan Pacific Championships.

Schwenk swam in college at the University of Tennessee. He won the NCAA 200 backstroke title in 1992 and won three Southeastern Conference titles. He later became a K-9 Unit police officer in Sarasota Florida, where he settled with his wife, and their son and daughter.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Swimming Men's 200 metres Backstroke United States USA 5
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke United States USA 5
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming Men's 200 metres Backstroke United States USA 2 Silver
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 5dT 5dR 50-100m
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming United States Final 5 55.30 26.76 2 28.54 (6)
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming United States Round One Heat Six 2 Q 55.71 26.77 2 28.94 (4)

Men's 200 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 5dT 5dR 1cT 1cR 1.5cT 1.5cR 50-100m 100-150m 150-200m
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Swimming United States Final 5 1:59.73 28.45 4 58.74 4 1:29.39 4 30.29 (5) 30.65 (3) 30.34 (6)
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Swimming United States Round One Heat Four 1 Q 1:59.92 28.03 1 57.64 1 1:27.95 1 29.61 (1) 30.31 (1) 31.97 (7)
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming United States Final 2 1:58.99 28.13 4 57.90 2 1:28.56 2 29.77 (2) 30.66 (4) 30.43 (4)
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming United States Round One Heat Four 1 Q 1:59.58 27.91 1 57.39 1 1:27.86 1 29.48 (1) 30.47 (1) 31.72 (4)

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T 5dT ET ER
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Four 1 55.54 27.14 55.54 1
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