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Steven Furniss
Personal information
Full name Steven Charles Furniss
Nickname(s) "Steve"
National team  United States
Born (1952-12-21) December 21, 1952 (age 62)
Madison, Wisconsin
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Individual medley
Club Long Beach Swim Club
College team University of Southern California

Steven Charles Furniss (born December 21, 1952) is an American former swimmer, Olympic medalist and former world record-holder.[1] At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, he won the bronze medal in the men's 200-meter individual medley. He attended Foothill High School in Santa Ana, California. His brother Bruce Furniss also competed as an Olympic swimmer.

As of 2009, Steve is now the executive vice president of the swimsuit company TYR.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Furniss' entry from www.sports-reference.com.
  2. ^ About Us: TYR Sport, TYR website (www.tyr.com); retrieved 2009-06-23.

External links[edit]

  • Steve Furniss – Olympic Games results at databaseOlympics.com

Preceded by
David Wilkie
Men's 200-meter individual medley
world record-holder

September 1, 1974 – August 23, 1975
(tied Wilkie's record)
Succeeded by
Bruce Furniss

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:03:45 -0800

We look forward to a long relationship with TYR,”. — Tucson Ford Aquatics Head Coach Paul Stafford. “T​ucson Ford Aquatics r​epresents a true standard of excellence in the swimming world,” began Steve Furniss, Team Management Director of TYR Sport.

Swimming World Magazine

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Wed, 11 Nov 2015 07:40:01 -0800

TYR Sport is proud to announce the recent signing of the University of Cincinnati to its roster of sponsored teams. Since their first Olympian in 1912 the Bearcats have represented the University of Cincinnati on some of the largest stages of competition.

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal
Mon, 12 Oct 2009 21:00:13 -0700

As an Olympic swimmer, Steve Furniss used to train twice a day, six days a week. Some days he would swim as much as 10 miles. He won a bronze medal for the 200-meter individual medley at the 1972 Games in Munich and competed in the 1976 Olympics.

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Mon, 14 Sep 2015 17:35:43 -0700

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:20:50 -0700

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:03:45 -0700

Sharing in Anderson's excitement, Steve Furniss, Team Management Director of TYR Sport, stated, “South Florida Aquatic Club represents the best of the swimming world. We are thrilled to have acquired such a talented program, and look forward to ...


Tue, 10 Mar 2015 18:56:32 -0700

... marking the eighth consecutive year in which the Trojans stood atop their league. With the likes of John Naber, Steve Furniss, Joe Bottom and Rod Strachan coming through Los Angeles, it was hardly surprising that Southern Cal was such a dominant force.

Swimming World Magazine

Swimming World Magazine
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:56:05 -0700

Rob Strachan (3:55.63), Steve Furniss (3:55.67), Scott Brown (3:57.88) and David Hannula (3:59.84) pulled off that feat with Tennessee's Lee Engstrand (3:58.82) ruining the top-four sweep. Other 1-2-3 efforts also happened in 1971 as Indiana posted a ...

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