Lynne Allsup

Lynne Marie Allsup (born January 2, 1949), also known by her married name Lynne Olson, is an American former competition swimmer and world record-holder.

Lynne Allsup
Personal information
Full nameLynne Marie Allsup
National teamUnited States
Born (1949-01-02) January 2, 1949
Bloomington, Illinois
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight130 lb (59 kg)
ClubBloomington Swim Club

Allsup was born in Bloomington, Illinois, and trained with the Bloomington Swim club.[1]

As a 15-year-old, Allsup represented the United States at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.[1][2] She swam for the gold medal-winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay.[3] She did not receive a medal under the 1964 international swimming rules because she did not compete in the relay event final.

See also


  1., Olympic Sports, Athletes, Lynne Allsup. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  2. "Where Have You Gone . . . Lynne Allsup," The Pantagraph (August 25, 1996). Retrieved October 22, 2012.
  3., Olympic Sports, United States Swimming at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Lynne Allsup". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.

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