Vladimir Valeryevich Bure (Russian: Владимир Валерьевич Буре) (born December 4, 1950 in Norilsk, Soviet Union) is a retired Soviet Olympic swimmer and a fitness coach for the New Jersey Devils of the NHL. Bure is the father of retired NHL players Pavel and Valeri Bure.
Bure trained in Moscow at Lokomotiv and later at the Armed Forces sports society. A championship swimmer, he competed for the Soviet Union in the 1968, 1972, and 1976 Olympic Games. He won a bronze medal in the 4x200 freestyle relay (8:01.6), teaming among others with Semyon Belits-Geiman. Bure won one silver and two bronze medals at 1972 Olympics, bettering the bronze medal he won in 1968 in Mexico City. Additionally, Bure was a two-time European champion as well as a 17-time Soviet champion. He also won three silver medals during the 1973 and 1975 World Championships.
Bure was swimming coach of Red Army club for six years (1979–85). After that, Bure served as Vice President of Exsport club (1985–91), where he was in charge of the administration of eight different sports.
Bure first came to North America in 1991, where his sons Pavel and Valeri were playing professional hockey. He joined Pavel, spending four seasons (1994–98) as fitness consultant with Vancouver Canucks. In the summer of 1999, he met up with Valeri as he joined the New Jersey Devils as fitness consultant.