Richard Findlay Tapper
Personal information
Born (1968-05-14) 14 May 1968 (age 53)
Medal record
Men’s Swimming
Representing  New Zealand
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Auckland 4x200m Freestyle

Richard Findlay Tapper (born 14 May 1968 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan) is a former New Zealand freestyle swimmer.

Born in Canada, Tapper was based out of Invercargill when he competed for New Zealand at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. He won the bronze medal with the Men's 4x200 Freestyle Relay Team at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland.

Richard is a general and colorectal surgeon at Christchurch Public Hospital.