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Lynn Marie Vidali (born May 26, 1952), also known by her married name Lynn Gautschi, is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder.

Lynn Vidali
Personal information
Full nameLynn Marie Vidali
National teamUnited States
Born (1952-05-26) May 26, 1952 (age 67)
San Francisco, California
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight141 lb (64 kg)
StrokesBreaststroke, individual medley
ClubSanta Clara Swim Club
College teamSan Jose State University

As a 16-year-old high school student, Vidali represented the United States at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.[1] She received a silver medal for her second-place performance in the women's 400-meter individual medley (5:22.2), finishing behind U.S. teammate Claudia Kolb (5:08.5).[2]

Four years later, she won a bronze medal in the women's 200-meter individual medley at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.[3] In Munich, she also competed in the 400-meter individual medley and the 100-meter breaststroke, but finished out of medal contention in both events.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Lynn Vidali. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
  2. ^, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games, Women's 400 metres Individual Medley Final. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
  3. ^, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1972 München Summer Games, Women's 200 metres Individual Medley Final. Retrieved September 8, 2015.

External linksEdit

  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Lynn Vidali". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.

Preceded by
Donna de Varona
Women's 200-meter individual medley
world record-holder

July 22, 1966 – August 21, 1966
Succeeded by
Claudia Kolb