Coralie O'Connor

Coralie May O'Connor (May 1, 1934 – December 31, 2019) was an American competition swimmer who represented the United States at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.[2] O'Connor competed in the preliminary heats of the women's 100-meter backstroke and posted a time of 1:19.7.[2]

Coralie O'Connor
Personal information
Full nameCoralie May O'Connor
National team United States
Born(1934-05-01)May 1, 1934
Worcester, Massachusetts
DiedDecember 31, 2019(2019-12-31) (aged 85)[1]
Worcester, Massachusetts
ClubLafayette Swim Club
Medal record
Women's swimming
Representing the United States
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1955 Mexico City 4×100 m medley
Silver medal – second place 1955 Mexico City 100 m backstroke

Three years later at the 1955 Pan American Games in Mexico City, O'Connor won a gold medal as a member of the first-place U.S. team in the women's 4×100-meter medley relay.[2][3] Her gold medal teammates included Mary Sears, Betty Mullen and Wanda Werner.[2] Individually, she also received a silver medal for finishing second in the women's 100-meter backstroke.[2][3]

Beginning in the 1960s, O'Connor was for many years the coach of the Worcester Swim Club, a private competitive club that produced numerous prep and college swimmers.


  1. ^ Coralie O'Connor's obituary
  2. ^ a b c d e, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Coralie O'Connor. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  3. ^ a b, Sports History, Pan American Games Women's Swimming Medalists Archived 2012-12-05 at Retrieved November 25, 2012.