Susan Pedersen (swimmer)

Susan Pedersen (swimmer)

Susan Jane Pedersen (born October 16, 1953) is an American former swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.

Pedersen competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, where she received a total of four medals. She won a gold medal as a member of the winning U.S. team in the women's 4x100-meter medley relay, and another swimming for the first-place U.S. team in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay. Individually, she received silver medals for her second-place finishes in the women's 100-meter freestyle and 200-meter individual medley.

She held the world record in the 200-meter freestyle (long course) (2:09.5) from July 6, 1968 to August 2, 1968. She was also a member of world-record U.S. teams in the 4x100-meter medley relay and the 4x200-meter freestyle relay.

Pedersen was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1995.

Read more about Susan Pedersen (swimmer):  See Also