Steve Lundquist is a 1984 Olympic gold medalist in the 100m breaststroke and 4x100m medley relay and the first man to break two minutes in the 200y breaststroke. A Georgia native, Lundquist graduated from Jonesboro High School where he went on to earn his BBA from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in 1984. While earning his degree, Lundquist also found success in the pool. Lundquist was chosen by Swimming World Magazine as the 1981 and 1982 World Swimmer of the Year. In 1982, he set a world record in the 100m breaststroke and held it for nearly seven years. Although the United States did not participate in the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, Lundquist was recognized as an honorary member of the Olympic Team. He went on to earn two gold medals at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. In 1987, Lundquist joined Swim Across America in its efforts to fight cancer by supporting cancer research through open water swimming events. He has since been involved in every Swim Across America event in Atlanta since its inception in 2013. Lundquist was inducted into both the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1990. At the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Lundquist had the honor of being a flagbearer and torch runner. Over the course of his career, Lundquist earned a total of two Olympic gold medals, nine World Records, and two American Records.
- 1980 Honorary USA Olympic Team (USA did not attend the Olympics in Moscow.)
- 1984 USA Olympic Team 2x gold medalist in the 100m breaststroke and 400m medley relay
- 1983 World Games 2x gold medalist
- 1979 Pan-Am Games 3x gold medalist
- 1983 Pan-Am Games 2x gold medalist, 2x bronze medalist
- 1983 World Record holder in the 100 breaststroke