Mike McDermott (athlete)

Michael James McDermott (January 18, 1893 – October 19, 1970) was an American breaststroke swimmer and water polo player who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics and in the 1920 Summer Olympics. He was born and died in Chicago, Illinois.[1]

Mike McDermott
Personal information
Full nameMichael James McDermott
National teamUnited States
Born(1893-01-18)January 18, 1893
Chicago, Illinois
DiedOctober 19, 1970(1970-10-19) (aged 77)
Chicago, Illinois
StrokesBreaststroke, water polo

In 1912 he was disqualified in the 200-meter breaststroke event as well as in the 400-meter breaststroke competition. Eight years later he was eliminated in the semi-finals of the 200-meter breaststroke event as well as in the semi-finals of the 400-meter breaststroke competition. At the 1920 Games he was also part of the American water polo team which finished fourth in the Olympic tournament. He played in two matches.

McDermott was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1969.[2] He was inducted into the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "Mike McDermott". Olympedia. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  2. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Michael "Turk" McDermott (USA). Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  3. ^ "Michael J McDermott". usawaterpolo.org. USA Water Polo. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Hall of Fame Inductees". usawaterpolo.org. USA Water Polo. Archived from the original on 4 April 2020. Retrieved 18 September 2020.

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