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Tom Dolan Biography

A Young Competitor, Quickly Became A Collegiate Champion, Battled Breathing Problems, Chronology, Awards And AccomplishmentsCONTACT INFORMATION


American swimmer

Tom Dolan is a swimmer who has overcome serious breathing problems to become a national and world champion. Although he was diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma at age fourteen, Dolan continues to swim competitively. In 1994 he became a national collegiate champion at the University of Michigan. In 1996 and 2000 he won Olympic gold medals for the 400-meter individual medley event. He also set the world record for that event twice. Dolan still swims competitively and he is also a spokesperson for the American Lung Association.


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