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Who is Robert Griswold?
Robert Griswold is a famous American swimmer and is a member of the 2016 and 2020 U.S. Paralympic Swimming Teams. Griswold holds many American and World swimming records in freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, and individual medleys. He competes in the Paralympic classes S8/SB7/SM8 and has cerebral palsy that affects coordination and strength.
Robert Griswold Career
Collegiate swimming career
Robert has competed for 2 NCAA Division II schools, Carson-Newman University and Fresno Pacific University during his NCAA swimming career that started in the fall of 2015.
International swimming career
He competed at his first international meet in 2014 and quickly rose to fame within the S8 classification initially gaining success in the distance freestyle events, earning his first world championships bronze in 2015. Griswold followed up his World Championships medals by qualifying for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and winning a bronze medal in the 100 m back. He placed 4th in the 200 m Individual Medley and 5th in the 400 m Freestyle.
In 2016, he started an era of dominance in the S8 100m Backstroke, winning the event at the 2017 World Championships and 2019 World Championships. Griswold carried his success into the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games by winning the gold medal by 4.27 seconds and breaking the World Record. At the 2017 World Championships Griswold was the most decorated American male with 2 gold medals and 2 silver medals. He was also honored by being selected as the flagbearer at the opening ceremonies.
Aside from his gold medal in the 100m backstrokes, he won a gold medal in the 100 butterfly at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. Griswold placed 4th in the 200m individual medley and 5th in the 400m freestyle. He was then named to the roster to represent the United States at the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships on April 14, 2022. At the 2022 World Championships, he earned his 3rd consecutive title in the 100m backstroke S8. Griswold also won world titles in the 100m butterfly and 200m individual medley. He won silver medals in the 100m freestyle and the 4*100 freestyle relay 34pts and a bronze medal in the 400m freestyle.
Sex assault allegations
SwimSwam detailed allegations of assault over Griswold on October 20, 2022. Griswold has been accused of raping and abusing Parker Egbert, a fellow member of the United States Paralympic Team. Egbert, who is intellectually disabled, says that he was groomed by Robert and threatened with retaliation. Robert had previously been suspended by USA Swimming because of allegations of misconduct.
How old is Robert Griswold?
Robert Griswold is aged 25 as of 2021, having been born on November 27, 1996, in Freehold Borough, New Jersey, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Bill Nye, Elizabeth Marvel, Jaleel White, Bruce Lee, Brooke Langton, Jimi Hendrix, Anders Celsius, Chaim Weizmann, William Fichtner and many more.
Robert Griswold Family
Who are Robert Griswold’s parents?
Robert Griswold was born to his parents, William Griswold and Esther Griswold in Freehold Borough, New Jersey. He has not shared his parents’ information with the media.
Does Robert Griswold have siblings?
Griswold has not shared any information about his family and siblings with the media.
Robert Griswold Education
Griswold attended Freehold Township High School, where he graduated in 2015, after competing for the high school swimming team as team captain and MVP. He then joined Fresno Pacific University, where he later graduated.
Robert Griswold Partner
Griswold is not linked to any relationships by the media and is currently single and not married.
Robert Griswold Children
Griswold has not been linked to any relationship and does not have any children of his own to date.
Robert Griswold Height
Griswold has an athletic and energetic body adding up to a height of 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) and a weight of 73 kg (160 lbs).
Robert Griswold Net Worth
American professional swimmer, Griswold has cerebral palsy and competes in the Paralympic classes S8/SB7/SM8, He has gathered an accumulative net worth of around $1-5 million as of 2022.