Cavanaugh started his Olympic career like many of our Olympians,
falling victim to the US 1980 Olympic Boycott in Moscow.
Fast forward to LA in .84 ... Chris found himself atop the highest podium, receiving Gold for the 400m freestyle relay.
his seven years spent on the US National Swim Team, Chris was a
finalist at the .82 World Championships, .83 Pan Am Games, and numerous
other USA Swimming competitions.
A 22-time All-American at USC,
he graduated in 1986 with a degree in industrial and systems
engineering. He now coaches masters, USA and club swimmers of all
levels while residing in Santa Monica, CA.
In addition to his
continued competition in open-water swims like the Alameda Aquatic
Masters, Chris has participated in SAA for many years.