Naber went to school in Italy and England, where his father worked as a management consultant . He studied psychology with a sports scholarship at the University of Southern California , where he was considered the legitimate successor of the German world-class back swimmer Roland Matthes and won gold medals in the 100 m and 200 m backseat at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal . He had developed a new, more efficient starting technique for this, which he presented for the first time at the Olympic Games. Since he also won gold medals with the US 4 × 100 m individual medley and the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay as well as the silver medal in the 200 m freestyle , he became the most successful swimmer of these games. In total, he set 44 world records by 1976.
In 1982 he was inducted into the international swimming sports hall of fame . He works as a television expert, motivational speaker and trainer.
- John Naber in the International Swimming Hall of Fame (English)
- Short biography of John Naber ( memento from July 16, 2012 in the web archive archive.today ) at Hickok Sports (English)
- Arnd Krüger : American sport between isolationism and internationalism. Competitive sport. 18: 1, pp. 43-47 (1988) ; 2, pp. 47-50 . 1st February 2017
- https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/cpa/article/view/2346/2200 auf. 1st February 2017
- "The great Olympia Lexicon", Sport-Bild from June 19, 1996, p. 44
- Naber, John: From high school to the Olympic games: Learning from a variety of swimming coaches. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching 1.2 (2006): 125–126.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American swimmer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 20, 1956|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Evanston, Illinois|