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Bobby Hackett

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Robert William "Bobby" Hackett, Jr. (born August 16, 1959 in Yonkers, New York) is an Olympian and legendary pool workout swimmer who won a silver medal in the 1500m freestyle at the 1976 Montreal Olympics after leading for much of the race against American teammate Brian Goodell, set American records and help set a world record.

He was coached by Joe Bernal and received his A.B. and MBA from Harvard University. Hackett still holds one of the oldest National Age Group records in America, a 15:03.91 in the 1500m freestyle as a 16-year-old in the Olympic final.

International Success

  • Silver medal, 1976 Olympic Games, 1500m freestyle
  • Gold medal, 1978 World Championships, 4×200m freestyle relay
  • Bronze medal, 1978 World Championships, 1500m freestyle
  • Gold medal, 1975 Pan American Games, 1500m freestyle
  • Bronze medal, 1979 Pan American Games, 1500m freestyle

1976 Montreal Olympics 1500m

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