John Naber

John Naber

John Naber was the most decorated member of the 1976 US Olympic team, with 4 gold medals and one silver in swimming, as part of the most dominating swim team ever. He was the first swimmer in Olympic history to earn two individual medals on the same day of competition.

Following his Olympic Games, John returned to his alma mater, the University of Southern California, for his fourth year of eligibility. In his final year of competition, John earned the James E. Sullivan Award given to the Nation’s Outstanding Amateur Athlete.

During his career, John set six world records and won ten NCAA individual swimming titles as part of four consecutive National Championship teams. Naber has been inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame and the US Olympic Hall of Fame. In 2002, Naber was also selected as one of 20 charter USA Olympians who competed from 1948-2000. He was named to the Olympian Heroes Series with fellow swimmers Mark Spitz and Jenny Thompson. In addition, within the Olympic Movement, Naber served as the President of the US Olympians and Paralympians Association and held leadership positions with the Olympians for Olympians Relief Fund, the Southern California Olympians & Paralympians Chapter, and the Koroibos Foundation, Inc. Over the years, John has enjoyed a highly successful career as a sports broadcaster and author of two books. He continues to work with ABC Television covering Pasadena’s annual Rose Parade. John resides in Pasadena, California with his wife of 35 years, Carolyn.


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