Mike Bruner

Mike Bruner

Mike Bruner
Personal information
Full name Michael Lee Bruner
Nickname(s) "Mike"
Nationality  United States
Born (1956-07-23) July 23, 1956 (age 57)
Omaha, Nebraska
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 161 lb (73 kg)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Butterfly, freestyle
Club DeAnza Swim Club
College team Stanford University

Michael Lee Bruner (born July 23, 1956) is an American former competition swimmer, two-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. He competed at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Quebec, where he received a gold medal in 200-meter butterfly (also world record), and a gold medal in 4x200-meter freestyle relay.[1] He received a gold medal at the 1978 World Aquatics Championships in Berlin.

Bruner set two world records during his career. One was the world record in the 200-meter butterfly (long course) with a time of 1:59.23, and one relay record.

Swimming World magazine named Bruner its American swimmer of the year in 1980. He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1988.[2]

See also

Biography portal
Olympics portal
Swimming portal


External list

  • Mike Bruner – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com
  • Mike Bruner (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame

Preceded by
East Germany Roger Pyttel
Men's 200-meter butterfly
world record-holder (long course)

July 18, 1976 – July 30, 1980
Succeeded by
United States Craig Beardsley