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Dave Wharton

Full name: David Lee "Dave" Wharton
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: May 19, 1969 in Abington, Pennsylvania, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Dave Wharton was a butterfly and medley swimmer who competed at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics, winning a silver medal in the 400 IM at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Wharton swam for Southern Cal, where he was Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year for four consecutive years. Wharton competed three times at the Pan Pacific Championships, in 1987, 1989, and 1991, winning four gold medals, and eight medals in all. His golds were in the 200 and 400 IMs in both 1987 and 1989. He set two world records during his career, the 400 IM at the 1987 Pan Pacs, and the 200 IM at the 1989 Pan Pacs, the last record for that event above 2 minutes (2:00.11).

Wharton later attended graduate school at The Ohio State University, where he served as an assistant swim coach. He earned a masters’ degree there in sports management, and met his future wife, Tammy Hunt, a member of the school’s synchro swim team. In 1997 Wharton became Natatorium Director and swim coach of the New Albany (Ohio) High School. In 2001 he took over as Parks and Recreation Director for the New Albany-Plain Local Joint Park District and later also served as director of the New Albany Aquatics Center.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 19 Seoul Swimming Men's 200 metres Individual Medley United States USA 9
1988 Summer 19 Seoul Swimming Men's 400 metres Individual Medley United States USA 2 Silver
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Swimming Men's 200 metres Butterfly United States USA 10
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Swimming Men's 400 metres Individual Medley United States USA 4

Men's 200 metres Butterfly

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 23 Barcelona Swimming United States B Final 2 2:01.08 27.38 2 57.95 2 1:29.77 3 30.57 (2) 31.82 (6) 31.31 (4)
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Swimming United States Round One Heat Six 4 q 2:00.84 26.87 2 57.83 4 1:29.22 5 30.96 (8) 31.39 (6) 31.62 (4)

Men's 200 metres Individual Medley

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 5dT 5dR 1cT 1cR 1.5cT 1.5cR 50-100m 100-150m 150-200m
1988 Summer 19 Seoul Swimming United States B Final 1 2:03.05 26.86 1 58.05 1 1:34.25 1 31.19 (2) 36.20 (2) 28.80 (1)
1988 Summer 19 Seoul Swimming United States Round One Heat Seven 2 q 2:04.64 27.14 3 58.60 1 1:35.59 4 31.46 (3) 36.99 (6) 29.05 (2)

Men's 400 metres Individual Medley

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1cT 1cR 2cT 2cR 3cT 3cR 100-200m 200-300m 300-400m
1988 Summer 19 Seoul Swimming United States Final 2 4:17.36 58.17 1 2:04.27 3 3:19.58 4 1:06.10 (4) 1:15.31 (6) 57.78 (1)
1988 Summer 19 Seoul Swimming United States Round One Heat Four 1 Q 4:20.84 59.19 1 2:06.61 2 3:22.08 3 1:07.42 (2) 1:15.47 (=2) 58.76 (1)
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Swimming United States Final 4 4:17.26 57.62 1 2:05.11 3 3:18.99 4 1:07.49 (7) 1:13.88 (4) 58.27 (3)
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Swimming United States Round One Heat Five 2 Q 4:20.73 58.15 1 2:06.03 3 3:21.19 3 1:07.88 (6) 1:15.16 (5) 59.54 (1)
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