Richard Weinberger competed in his first Olympic Games in 2012 and captured bronze in the 10km men’s open water event. Weinberger earned a berth on the London 2012 squad with a silver medal finish at the FINA Olympic Marathon Swimming qualifier in June. In 2011, Weinberger took gold in the 10km men’s open water event at the 2011 Pan Am Games in Guadalajara and before that he won the London 2012 open water test event at the Serpentine in Hyde Park.
Weinberger was taught to swim at the age of five in the family pool at the compound in Saudi Arabia where the Weinberger family was living due to his father’s line of work. Weinberger was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.