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Daniel Hayward Veatch (born April 18, 1965) is an American former competition swimmer who represented the United States at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.[1] Veatch competed in his signature event, the men's 200-meter backstroke, finishing seventh in the event final.[2] He won the 200-meter backstroke at the Pan Pacific Games in Brisbane in 1987[3] and again in Tokyo in 1989.[4] He pulled his hamstring just before the U.S. Trials for the 1992 Summer Olympics and so missed those Games.[5]

Dan Veatch
Personal information
Full nameDaniel Hayward Veatch
National teamUnited States
Born (1965-04-18) April 18, 1965 (age 54)
Potomac, Maryland
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight173 lb (78 kg)
StrokesBackstroke, medley
College teamPrinceton University

He is openly gay,[6] and lives in San Francisco.

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  1. ^ Knapp, Gwen (10 April 2008). "An Olympian in favor of dissent". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
  2. ^ Heeren, Dave (17 July 1991). "Golden Dreams Dan Veatch Hopes To Have A Glittering Performance In The Upcoming Olympics". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Pan Pacific Swimming Championships : Evans and Wharton Both Win Their Second Gold Medals". Los Angeles Times. 16 August 1987. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Evans' winning streak hits 21". Eugene Register-Guard. 20 August 1989. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
  5. ^ Glauber, Bill (4 March 1992). "Veatch finishes 5th, then retires". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
  6. ^ Provenzano, Jim (11 August 2004). "Heroics: Carrying a Torch for Gay Olympians". Windy City Times. Retrieved 4 January 2012.