Lynn Vidali

Lynn Marie Vidali (born May 26, 1952), also known by her married name Lynn Gautschi, is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder.

Lynn Vidali
Personal information
Full nameLynn Marie Vidali
National teamUnited States
Born (1952-05-26) May 26, 1952
San Francisco, California
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight141 lb (64 kg)
StrokesBreaststroke, individual medley
ClubSanta Clara Swim Club
College teamSan Jose State University

As a 16-year-old high school student, Vidali represented the United States at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.[1] She received a silver medal for her second-place performance in the women's 400-meter individual medley (5:22.2), finishing behind U.S. teammate Claudia Kolb (5:08.5).[2]

Four years later, she won a bronze medal in the women's 200-meter individual medley at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.[3] In Munich, she also competed in the 400-meter individual medley and the 100-meter breaststroke, but finished out of medal contention in both events.[1]

See also


  1., Olympic Sports, Athletes, Lynn Vidali. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
  2., Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games, Women's 400 metres Individual Medley Final. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
  3., Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1972 München Summer Games, Women's 200 metres Individual Medley Final. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Lynn Vidali". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.

Preceded by
Donna de Varona
Women's 200-meter individual medley
world record-holder

July 22, 1966 – August 21, 1966
Succeeded by
Claudia Kolb

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