Kathy Ellis

Kathleen Ellis (born November 28, 1946) is an American former competition swimmer, two-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in three events.

Kathy Ellis
Personal information
Full nameKathleen Ellis
National teamUnited States
Born (1946-11-28) November 28, 1946 (age 74)
[Indianapolis, Indiana]
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight130 lb (59 kg)
StrokesButterfly, freestyle
ClubRiviera Club

Ellis represented the United States as a 17-year-old at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. She won two gold medals as a member of the winning U.S. teams in the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay and women's 4×100-meter medley relay. Individually, she also received two bronze medals for her third-place finishes in the women's 100-meter freestyle and women's 100-meter butterfly events.[1]

Ellis was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1991.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Kathy Ellis. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  2. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Kathy Ellis (USA). Retrieved March 16, 2015.

External linksEdit

  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Kathy Ellis". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17.
  • Kathy Ellis (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame
  • Image of U.S. Olympic swimmers Donna deVarona and Kathy Ellis, California, 1964. Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive (Collection 1429). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.