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Carolyn Jane Schuler (born January 5, 1943) is an American former competition swimmer, two-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.

Carolyn Schuler
Olympische Spelen te Rome, MedaillecCeremonie 100m vlinderslag, nr 1 Schuler, n, Bestanddeelnr 911-5841.jpg
Women's 100-meter butterfly winners at 1960 Olympics: Carolyn Schuler (1), Marianne Heemskerk (2) and Jan Andrew (3).
Personal information
Full nameCarolyn Jane Schuler
National teamUnited States
Born (1943-01-05) January 5, 1943 (age 76)
San Francisco, California
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight139 lb (63 kg)
ClubBerkeley YMCA

She represented the United States as a 17-year-old at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, where she won two gold medals.[1] She received her first gold medal for winning the women's 100-meter butterfly, with a new Olympic record time of 1:09.5.[2] She earned a second gold medal as a member of the first-place United States team in the women's 4×100-meter medley relay, together with teammates Lynn Burke (backstroke), Patty Kempner (breaststroke), and Chris von Saltza (freestyle). The winning U.S medley relay set a new world record of 4:41.1 in the event final.[3]

Schuler was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1989.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Carolyn Schuler. Retrieved March 11, 2015.
  2. ^, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1960 Roma Summer Games, Women's 100 metres Butterfly Final. Retrieved March 11, 2015.
  3. ^, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1960 Roma Summer Games, Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Final. Retrieved March 11, 2015.
  4. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Carolyn Schuler (USA) Archived August 13, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved March 11, 2015.

External linksEdit

  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Carolyn Schuler". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
  • Carolyn Schuler (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame