Allen Stack

Allen McIntyre Stack (January 23, 1928 – September 12, 1999) was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.

Allen Stack
Personal information
Full nameAllen McIntyre Stack
National team United States
Born(1928-01-23)January 23, 1928
New Haven, Connecticut
DiedSeptember 12, 1999(1999-09-12) (aged 71)
Honolulu, Hawaii
College teamYale University

Stack won the gold medal in the men's 100-meter backstroke at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London.[1] Four years later at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. He placed fourth in the final of the same event.[1]

Stack attended Yale University, where he swam for the Yale Bulldogs swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 1947 to 1949. He graduated from Yale with a bachelor's degree in 1949. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1954, and graduated from Columbia University Law School in 1956. He practiced law in Honolulu, Hawaii until 1998.[2]

Stack was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1979.[3]

See also


  1., Olympic Sports, Athletes, Allen Stack. Retrieved October 3, 2012.
  2. Frank Litsky, "Allen Stack, 71, a Swimmer Who Broke 6 World Records," The New York Times (September 19, 1999). Retrieved October 3, 2012.
  3. International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Allen Stack (USA). Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Allen Stack". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
  • Allen Stack (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame
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