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Greg Burgess

Born: Jan 11, 1972

Birthplace: Baltimore

Nationality: United States

Greg Burgess

Date of Birth : Jan 11, 1972
Birth Place : Baltimore

Gregory Stewart Burgess is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic medalist. Burgess was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida, where he swam for the Bolles high school swim team. He graduated from Bolles in 1990. Burgess accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he swam for the Florida Gators swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletics Association competition from 1991 to 1994. While in college, he set four American records: two in the 200-meter individual medley and two in the 400-meter individual medley, and was a four-time NCAA champion in the same two events in 1993 and 1994. Burgess received twelve All-American honors as a Gator swimmer. He graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in economics in 1994. He represented the United States in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games. He won a silver medal for his second-place performance in the men's 200-meter individual medley at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, finishing with a time of 2:00.97.

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