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Doug Northway

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Douglas Dale Northway (born 28 April 1955) is an American former pool and open water swimmer.

Swimming Career Highlights

  • He represented the USA at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games where he received a bronze medal in the 1500m freestyle (16:09.25) at the age of 17. Northway was a high school student in Sahuaro High School, Arizona when he dropped his 1500m time by 45 seconds between the 1971 AAU National Championships and the 1972 USA Olympic Swimming Trials.
  • He represented the USA at the 1976 Montréal Olympic Games where he was on the world record setting American 800m freestyle relay with Tim Shaw on left and Mike Bruner.
  • He represented the USA that boycotted the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. At the 1976 Montreal Olympics, he swam for the gold medal-winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the 800m freestyle relay.
  • He won the 400m freestyle at the 1975 Pan American Games while he was a student at the University of Arizona.
  • He later became a professional marathon swimmer and swimming coach.
  • He won the 30th 32 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean on 29 July 1984 from Péribonka, Roberval in 7 hours 37 minutes.
  • He finished 2nd at the 1984 Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog in Quebec, Canada.
  • He finished 2nd at the 24-mile Cabo San Lucas professional marathon swim in 1984.

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