Bill Mettler

William Roy Mettler, Jr. (born October 15, 1946) is an American former competition swimmer and former world record-holder.

Bill Mettler
Personal information
Full nameWilliam Roy Mettler, Jr.
National teamUnited States
Born (1946-10-15) October 15, 1946
Springfield, Ohio
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg)
College teamYale University

Mettler represented the United States at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.[1] He swam for the gold medal-winning U.S. team in the qualifying heats of the men's 4×200-meter freestyle relay.[1][2] Mettler did not receive a medal; he was ineligible under the 1964 swimming rules because he did not swim in the event final.

Mettler attended Yale University, where he swam for coach Phil Moriarty's Yale Bulldogs swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Ivy League competition from 1962 to 1964.

See also


  1., Olympic Sports, Athletes, Bill Mettler. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  2., Olympic Sports, United States Swimming at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Bill Mettler". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.

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