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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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42 news items

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.

Swimming World Magazine

Swimming World Magazine
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:18:45 -0700

PHOENIX – SwimmingWorld.TV brings you another episode of SwimOutlet.com Tech Talk devoted to educating consumers on cutting-edge products in aquatics. In this episode, Tiffany Elias is joined by Steve Furniss, the Team Aquisition Director for TYR and ...


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 ...

News North Wales

News North Wales
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 02:05:00 -0700

Steve Furniss, owner of Welsh Canal Holiday Craft, which runs the trips from Llangollen Wharf, said: “It all hinges on the horse. They've got to be totally reliable when working along the towpath. “Some horses we train in-house and some we send away to ...

USC News

USC News
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:53:13 -0700

... he coached were John Naber, winner of four Olympic gold medals and 10 NCAA titles; American record holders Dave Wharton and Mike O'Brien; and Olympic stars Roy Saari, Murray Rose, Jeff Float, Joe and Mike Bottom and Bruce and Steve Furniss.


Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:14:58 -0800

“If you go down the list of who the great swim coaches are, Peter will always be in the conversation with the greatest of them,” said Steve Furniss, a four-time NCAA champion and Bruce's older brother. Few coaches were more influential. Daland's impact ...

Liverpool Echo

Liverpool Echo
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 11:22:34 -0700

And Steve Furniss wrote: ”I just love rail replacement services when I'm going to work on Sunday, I really do.” Others complained that the buses didn't hold enough passengers to cater for the demand. Dan Pendleton tweeted: “Why not put on a replacement ...

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