College team Indiana University
Club Vesper Boat Club
Weight 84 kg
Height 1.88 m
National team United States
Name Larry Barbiere
|Full name Lawrence Edward Barbiere|
Born March 6, 1951 (age 64) (1951-03-06) Dayton, Ohio
2013 indiana athletics hall of fame larry barbiere
Lawrence Edward Barbiere (born March 6, 1951) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic athlete.
Barbiere represented the United States as a 17-year-old at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. He competed in the men's 100-meter backstroke, and finished fourth in the event final with a time of 1:01.1.
Barbiere attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where he swam for coach Doc Counsilman's Indiana Hoosiers swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Big Ten Conference competition from 1970 to 1973. He was an eleven-time All-American as a college swimmer, and was a key member of the Hoosiers' three consecutive NCAA national championship teams in 1971, 1972 and 1973.
Barbiere's son Jim also attended Indiana University and competed for the Hoosiers swim team from 2009 to 2013. His niece, swimmer Emily Silver, won a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics.