National team United States
Height 1.93 m
Weight 88 kg
Name Chris Cavanaugh
Strokes Freestyle swimming
|Full name Christopher Carl Cavanaugh|
Born July 1, 1962 (age 53) (1962-07-01) Hialeah, Florida
College team University of Southern California
Education University of Southern California
Olympic medals Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay
Similar People Rowdy Gaines, Matt Biondi, Mark Stockwell, Bengt Baron, Michael Delany
Christopher Carl Cavanaugh (born July 1, 1962) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic champion. He was a member of the winning U.S. team in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, and was also a member of the U.S. Olympic team when the United States led a boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.
Cavanaugh was an All-American swimmer and elected team captain for the USC Trojans swimming team at the University of Southern California, where he also played water polo and graduated in 1986.
Cavanaugh has volunteered as a celebrity swimmer for various charitable organizations including Swim Across America, a charitable organization that raises money for cancer. He now coaches and swims Masters having held many Masters National record. He also works with USS, and club swimmers at all levels. He resides in San Jose, California.