Brian Goodell

Brian Stuart Goodell (born April 2, 1959) is an American former competition swimmer, two-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.

At the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Quebec, he won gold medals for his first-place finishes in the 400-meter and 1,500-meter freestyle events. He also won gold medals in both events at the 1979 Pan American Games in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He received a silver medal in 1,500-meter freestyle at the 1975 World Aquatics Championships in Cali, Colombia.

He attended college at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he swam for the UCLA Bruins swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition. During his college swimming career, he won nine NCAA individual championships.

Goodell held the 400-meter freestyle (long course) world record from June 18, 1976 to April 6, 1979, and the 1,500-meter freestyle (long course) world record from 1976 to 1980.

He was recognized as the Male World Swimmer of the Year by Swimming World magazine in 1977. He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1986.

Brian and his wife, Vicki Goodell, are currently licensed Realtors in California and have created The Gold Medal Group with Prudential California Realty.

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