Mary Stewart (swimmer)
Mary Beth Pauline Stewart (born December 8, 1945), also known by her married name Mary McIlwaine, is a Canadian former competitive swimmer.
|Full name||Mary Pauline Stewart|
|Born||December 8, 1945|
Vancouver, British Columbia
|Height||1.54 m (5 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||44 kg (97 lb)|
Stewart twice broke the world record in the women's 100-metre butterfly in the early 1960s. Stewart also competed in freestyle events as a member of the Canadian national team in major international championships.
As a 14-yard-old, she represented Canada in the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, where she finished eighth in the women's 100-metre freestyle, and also competed in the preliminary hears of the women's 4x100-metre medley relay event. Two years later at the 1962 Commonwealth Games in Perth, Western Australia, she won the gold medal in the women's 100-metre butterfly. At the 1963 Pan American Games in São Paulo, Brazil, Stewart enjoyed a four-medal performance, garnering silver medals for her second-place performances in the 100-metre freestyle, 100-metre butterfly, 4x100-metre freestyle relay, and the 4x100-metre medley relay.
In her final international appearance at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, she finished eighth in the 100-metre butterfly, and also competed as a member of the Canadian teams in the 4x100-metre freestyle and 4x100-metre medley relay events.
She is the sister of Helen Stewart.
- Mary Stewart at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archived)
- Canadian Olympic Committee at the Wayback Machine (archived September 29, 2007)
- BC Sports Hall of Fame at the Wayback Machine (archived September 27, 2007)