Wayne Moore (swimmer)
Wayne Richard Moore (November 20, 1931 – February 20, 2015) was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.
|Full name||Wayne Richard Moore|
|Born||November 20, 1931|
|Died||February 20, 2015 83) (aged|
|Club||New Haven Swim Club|
|College team||Yale University|
Moore represented the United States at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, where he won a gold medal in the men's 4×200-meter freestyle relay with U.S. teammates Bill Woolsey, Ford Konno and Jimmy McLane. Individually, Moore also competed in the men's 400-meter freestyle at the 1952 Olympics, finishing in sixth place in the event final.
Moore was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1931, the son of Richard F. and Mary S. Moore. He was a 1945 graduate of Warren Harding High School, and graduated from Yale University in 1953 with a degree in economics. Swimming for the Yale Bulldogs under coach Bob Kiphuth, Moore won NCAA titles in the 220-yard freestyle in 1952 and 440-yard freestyle in 1953. After college, Moore was drafted in the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War.
Moore's father had founded the Moore Special Tool Company, of Bridgeport, a tool and die maker. This specialised in ultra high-precision machine tools, such as jig borers and jig grinders. Wayne went to work for this company in 1953 and in time became its president. In 1970 he authored the book Foundations of Mechanical Accuracy, which is now seen as a standard text for the design of precise and stable machinery. He also became chairman of the National Machine Tool Builders Association (NMTB), the Acme United Corporation, and was a director of the American Precision Museum and the Bridgeport Engineering Institute.
- "Wayne Moore – Olympic athlete profile". Sports-Reference.com.
- Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games, Men's 4×200 metres Freestyle Relay Final. Retrieved May 13, 2011.
- Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games, Men's 400 metres Freestyle Final. Retrieved May 13, 2011.
- Moore (1970), pp. foreword.
- "NCAA Championships (1883-1956)," The Ivy League. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
- "Corporate Overview". Moore Tools.
- "Moore trashes existing jig grinding accuracy threshold". Machinery. 3 February 2006.
- Moore (1970).
- "Publications". Moore Tools.
- "Wayne Moore: Obituary". The Connecticut Post. February 25, 2015. Retrieved February 26, 2015.