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Mike Heath

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMichael Steward "Mike"•Heath
Used nameMike•Heath
Born9 April 1964 in McAllen, Texas (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 77 kg
AffiliationsFlorida Gators, Gainesville (USA)
NOC United States


Mike Heath swam for the University of Florida, helping them win NCAA team titles in 1983 and 1984. He won four NCAA titles himself, and was named an All-American in 19 events. Heath graduated from Florida in 1988 with a degree in sport and exercise science. Heath competed for the United States at the 1984 Olympics, winning a silver medal in the 200 freestyle, and gold medals in both freestyle relays. At the 1985 Pan Pacifics he won three gold medals, winning the 200 freestyle, and swimming on both wining freestyle relays. He also competed at the 1986 World Championships, winning a gold meal in the 4x100 free relay, and a silver in the 4x200 free relay.

Heath later became a swim coach at Beaches Aquatic Club in Jacksonville and then a coach at the Spartan Aquatic Club in Orange Park, Florida. He then switched careers and worked as a Florida Fish and Wildlife Officer in Clay County, Florida.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Mike Heath
100 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 4
200 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1984 Summer Olympics 30 July 1984 Swimming (Aquatics) 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men Final 7:15.69 WR 1
1984 Summer Olympics 2 August 1984 Swimming (Aquatics) 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Men Final 3:19.03 WR 1

Special Notes