Bill Woolsey

William Tripp Woolsey (born September 13, 1934) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic champion. He represented the United States at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, where he won a gold medal in the men's 4×200-meter freestyle relay with Wayne Moore, Ford Konno and Jimmy McLane.[1] Four years later at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, he won a silver medal in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay with Dick Hanley, George Breen and Ford Konno.[2]

Bill Woolsey
Gold medal winning U.S. team of 4 × 200 meters free relay in Helsinki 1952: William Woolsey (at left), Wayne Moore, James McLane and Ford Konno.
Personal information
Full nameWilliam Tripp Woolsey
Nickname(s)"Bill"
National team United States
Born (1934-09-13) September 13, 1934
Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
College teamIndiana University

Woolsey attended Indiana University, and swam for coach Doc Counsilman's Indiana Hoosiers swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition.

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