About Thomas Michael Jager
Thomas Michael "Tom" Jager (born October 6, 1964) is an American former competition swimmer, five-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. Jager set the 50-meter freestyle world record on six occasions during his career. He held this record for over ten years from August 1989 to June 2000.
Jager won seven Olympic medals for the United States. He won five gold medals in relay events. He also won an individual silver medal in the 50-meter freestyle in 1988, and an individual bronze medal in the 50-meter freestyle in 1992.
At the World Championships, Jager won gold medals in the 50 meter freestyle in 1986 and 1991. He also won gold medals in the 50-meter freestyle at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in 1989 and 1991.
Jager was also an eleven-time United States national champion and a five-time NCAA champion.
Jager was inducted in the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2001.