Glen Housman

1971 -

Glen Housman ranks among the outstanding 1500m freestyle swimmers produced in Australia. His finest moment came in Barcelona, where he won a silver medal behind teammate Kieren Perkins in the famous event. While Perkins set a world record of 14 mins 43.48 seconds, Housman swam 14 mins 55.29 secs, becoming just the second man after Perkins to swim under 15 minutes for the distance at the Olympics. He returned to the Olympics in 1996 as a member of the 4x200m freestyle relay team. Housman also won two Commonwealth Games gold medals in his career.

Olympic Results

Atlanta 1996 - Summer Olympic Games

4 x 200m Freestyle Relay - Men
Heat PERKINS, K; HOUSMAN, G; VANDER-WAL, I; ALLEN, M 7:23.24 Q 2
Final KOWALSKI, D; KLIM, M; ALLEN, M; DUNN, M 7:18.47 4
Final Placing 4 / 17

Barcelona 1992 - Summer Olympic Games

1500m Freestyle - Men
Heat 15:11.36 Q 1
Final A 14:55.29 2  
Final Placing 2 / 30