Neil Walker (swimmer)

Neil Walker (swimmer)
Neil Walker
Personal information
Full name Neil Scott Walker
Nationality  United States
Born June 25, 1976 (1976-06-25) (age 35)
Verona, Wisconsin
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Backstroke, butterfly and medley
Club Longhorn Aquatics
College team Texas Longhorns (1995-1999)

Neil Walker (born June 25, 1976 in Verona, Wisconsin)[5] is an Olympic and former World-Record-holding swimmer from the United States. He swam for the USA at the 2000 Olympics, where he won a silver medal, and at the 2004 Olympics, where he won a bronze.[6][7] He also twice won gold in the medley relay, after swimming in the preliminaries. At the 2000 Short Course Worlds in Athens, Greece, he set short course World Records in the 50 back, 100 back and 100 I.M..

Walker retired from swimming competitively after the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials and started a swim school with Olympian and former Longhorn teammate Ian Crocker and U.S. National Champion and former Longhorn teammate James Fike with locations in Austin and Dallas. He is currently the head coach of Rockwall Aquatics Center of Excellence (RACE) in Rockwall, Texas.

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Preceded by
Matt Welsh
World Record Holder
Men's 50 Backstroke (25m)

November 18, 1999 – January 14, 2000
March 13, 2000 – September 2, 2002
Succeeded by
Matt Welsh
Preceded by
Lenny Krayzelburg
World Record Holder
Men's 100 Backstroke (25m)

March 19, 2000 – December 8, 2002
Succeeded by
Thomas Rupprath
Preceded by
Jani Sievinen
World Record Holder
Men's 100 Individual Medley (25m)

March 18, 2000 – December 15, 2001
Succeeded by
Peter Mankoč

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