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Tom Jager is a seven-time Olympic Medalist (five Gold, one Silver, one Bronze) who competed in three Olympic Games (’84, ’88, ’92) for the U.S.A. Serving as National Team Captain for ten years and two Olympic Games, Jager is best known for his speed in the water and his leadership outside the water. Holding the World Record in the 50m Freestyle for ten years, Tom was a member of the United States Swimming Steering Committee, which planned the national team’s preparation for the Olympic Games. More recently he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame, and the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame where he was an NCAA Champion.

After retiring from competitive swimming in 1996, Tom has gone on to represent numerous companies and consulted on swimming related projects all over the world. An avid speaker and ambassador for the sport, Tom has coached athletes from age group through the collegiate level. He is the founder and President of Gold Medal Swimming Clinics, which he conducts all around the country. Tom is currently the Head Women’s Swim Coach at the University of Idaho where he was awarded Outstanding Employee of the Year in 2007.

Hometown

Collinsville, Illinois

With TYR Since

n/a

Career Highlights

• 1984 Olympics Los Angeles, Ca ‐ 2 Gold Medals

• 1988 Olympics Seoul, Korea – 2 Gold Medals, 1 Silver Medal

• 1992 Olympics Barcelona, Spain – 1 Gold Medal, 1 Bronze Medal

• Former World Record Holder in the 50m Freestyle