“In 2011, [Bruce] Gemmell put his engineering degree to rest, but he has never stopped innovating. His latest project, Katie Ledecky, has thrived under his tinkering, becoming stronger, faster and more versatile.”
“Gemmell earned all-America honors at Michigan, where he studied mechanical engineering and set a school record in the 400-yard individual medley. While in college, he placed 25th in the 200-meter backstroke at the 1980 senior nationals, which doubled as the honorary Olympic trials because of the American-led boycott of the Moscow Summer Games.”
Gemmell graduated from ME with a BSE in 1983 and an MSE in 1984.
Read the full article on NYTimes: “His Latest Innovation: The World’s Best Swimmer”