Olive McKean

Mary Olive McKean (August 10, 1915 – March 31, 2006), also known by her married name Olive Mucha, was an American competition swimmer and swimming coach. McKean represented the United States at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. She won a bronze medal as a member of the third-place U.S. team in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay. Individually, she finished sixth in the 100-meter freestyle. McKean won the AAU 100 m freestyle titles in 1934 and 1935.[1]

Olive McKean
McKean in 1936
Personal information
Full nameMary Olive McKean
National team United States
Born(1915-08-10)August 10, 1915
Chehalis, Washington, U.S.
DiedMarch 31, 2006(2006-03-31) (aged 90)
Troutdale, Oregon, U.S.
ClubWashington Athletic Club

During the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, she served as the assistant manager for the U.S. swimming team. She also worked as the aquatics director of the Multnomah Athletics Club, and was the first woman selected to be the president of the Oregon Amateur Athletic Union.

See also


  1. Olive McKean. Sports-Reference.com

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