Michael Brinegar is an American Olympic pool and open water swimmer from Golden West Swim Team in California.
- He finished 17th in the 1500m freestyle at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
- He finished second in the boys 16-17 year old division in the 7.5 km race at the 2016 FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships in Hoorn, Netherlands after qualifying at the 2016 USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships in Fort Myers, Florida.
- He was part of the winning 5 km Mixed Team Relay at the French National Open Water Swimming Championships in Gravelines, France on 1 June 2018 together with Haley Anderson, Ashley Twichell, and Taylor Abbott.
- He won the 10 km 18-19 boys race at the FINA Open Water World Junior Swimming Championships on 6 September 2018 in the Red Sea in Eilat, Israel.
- He won the Open Water Achievement Award from USA Swimming on 28 September 2018.
Haley Anderson, Jordan Wilimovsky, Ashley Twichell, and Michael Brinegar finished 3rd in the 5 km Mixed Relay race at the 2019 FINA World Championships in 53:59.00 on 18 July 2019 in Gwangju, South Korea.
- Open Water Swimmers Dominate Men’s 1500m Freestyle Olympic Preliminaries
- Germany Wins Closest Mixed Relay In History
- Four Fast Freestylers In France
- Passing The Baton In The Open Water
- USA Swimming
- Olympic 10K Marathon Swim
- Marathon Swimming
- Open Water Swimming
- I Got Stung website
- World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- Daily News of Open Water Swimming
- Paula Ruiz Wins World Junior Open Water Championships
- Xiaohan Liu Wins World Junior Open Water Championships
- Daniil Orlov Wins World Junior Open Water Championships
- Logan Fontaine Wins World Junior Open Water Championships
- Michael Brinegar Finishes Fast At World Junior Champs
- Juniors Win Open Water Achievement Award
- Marathoning In Miami, Racing For The Olympics