Jerry Heidenreich

Jerry Heidenreich
Personal information
Full name Jerome Alan Heidenreich
Nickname(s) "Jerry"
National team United States
Born (1950-02-04)February 4, 1950
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Died April 18, 2002(2002-04-18) (aged 52)
Paris, Texas
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 161 lb (73 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly, freestyle
College team Southern Methodist University

Jerome Alan Heidenreich (February 4, 1950 – April 18, 2002) was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. He competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, where he received gold medals in the 4×100-meter medley relay, and 4×100-meter freestyle relay.[1] He received a silver medal in 100-meter freestyle, and a bronze medal in 100-meter butterfly.

He set six world records during his swimming career, all as a relay team member.

Heidenreich was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1992.[2]

See also


  1. "1972 Olympics – München, Germany – Swimming" (Retrieved on May 1, 2008)
  2. International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Jerry Heidenreich (USA). Retrieved March 18, 2015.

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