- Date of Birth:
- January 3, 1996
- 6' 5"
Gunnar Bentz (born January 3, 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American competitive swimmer. He is a four-time medalist at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships and a two-time medalist at the Pan American Games. In addition to his professional career, he attends University of Georgia and competes for the Georgia Bulldogs swimming and diving team. He was the 2015 USA National Champion in the 400m Individual Medley and qualified for the 4 x 200 freestyle relay at the 2016 Summer Olympics. While he didn’t compete on the final relay team, he still received a medal. Gunnar is currently one of the swimmers in hot water after it was revealed he and three other swimmers lied about being robbed at gunpoint while in Brazil.
Best Known For:
Gunnar Bentz is best known as being one of the swimmers to be detained by Brazilian authorities after inconsistencies in stories regarding the alleged robbery of US swimmers in Rio.
Gunnar Bentz currently swims for UGA.