Susan Shields

Susanne Marie Shields (born February 3, 1952), also known by her married name Susan White, is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic medalist. She represented the United States as a 16-year-old at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, where she received a bronze medal for her third-place performance in the women's 100-meter butterfly, finishing behind Australian Lyn McClements and fellow American Ellie Daniel.[1][2]

Susan Shields
Personal information
Full nameSusanne Marie Shields
National teamUnited States
Born (1952-02-03) February 3, 1952
Erie, Pennsylvania
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight132 lb (60 kg)
ClubPlantation Swim Club

Shields was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, but moved to Louisville, Kentucky with her family at a young age.[2] She retired from competition swimming after graduating from high school.[2] She later earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Louisville, and has worked as a teacher and swim coach.[2]

See also


  1., Olympics Sports, Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games, Women's 100 metres butterfly. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  2. Margaret Farnham, "Olympic memories are preserved in bronze," Toledo Blade, pp. G1 & G2 (August 21, 1988). Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  • Susan Shields – Olympic athlete profile at

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