Name: Gunnar Bentz
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 200-meter Butterfly
Height: 6-5
DOB: 1/3/1996
Birthplace: Atlanta, Ga.
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
High School: St. Pius X Catholic High School (Atlanta, Ga.) ‘14
College: University of Georgia ‘18, Business Management/Aerospace Studies
Team/Club: Dynamo Swim Club/TXLA
Coach(es): John Bauerle
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2016, 2020); one-time Olympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 7th (200-meter butterfly)
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, gold (4x200-meter freestyle)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2018 – 14th (800 freestyle relay)
  • Years of participation: Short Course – 2018
  • Top Finish: 14th – 2018 (800 freestyle relay)
Personal: Son of Steve and Missy Bentz...Both parents attended Berry College where Steve ran track and field and Missy high-jumped...Has two siblings, Kenzie and Raleigh...Started swimming at age 3...Can wiggle his ears.