Tom Bruce

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameThomas Edwin "Tom"•Bruce
Used nameTom•Bruce
Born17 April 1952 in Red Bluff, California (USA)
Died9 April 2020 in Royal Oaks, California (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsSanta Clara SC, Santa Clara (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2


Tom Bruce swam for UCLA and the Santa Clara Swim Club. He was a high school All-American his last three years at Peterson High School in Sunnyvale, California. His biggest title was winning the 1972 NCAA 100 yard breaststroke championship. In 1972 he was third at the AAU 100 yard breaststroke and fifth in the 200 yard breast indoors. At the Munich Olympics the same year he earned a silver medal in the 100 breaststroke event and a gold medal with the 4x100 medley relay. He later became a hospital facilities director.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Tom Bruce
100 metres Breaststroke, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold

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