Kathy Ellis

Kathleen Ellis (born November 28, 1946) is an American former competition swimmer, two-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in three events.

Kathy Ellis
Personal information
Full nameKathleen Ellis
National teamUnited States
Born (1946-11-28) November 28, 1946
Trenton, New Jersey
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight130 lb (59 kg)
StrokesButterfly, freestyle
ClubRiviera Club

Ellis represented the United States as a 17-year-old at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. She won two gold medals as a member of the winning U.S. teams in the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay and women's 4×100-meter medley relay. Individually, she also received two bronze medals for her third-place finishes in the women's 100-meter freestyle and women's 100-meter butterfly events.[1]

Ellis was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1991.[2]

See also


  1. Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Kathy Ellis. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  2. International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Kathy Ellis (USA). Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Kathy Ellis". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
  • Kathy Ellis (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame

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