Carin Cone

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Carin Cone
Personal information
Full name Carin Alice Cone
Nationality  United States
Born (1940-04-18) April 18, 1940 (age 73)
Huntington, New York
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 130 lb (59 kg)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Backstroke

Carin Alice Cone Vanderbush (born April 18, 1940) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder.

She competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, where she received a silver medal in the women's 100-meter backstroke, having the same time (1:12.9 – new world record) as Judy Grinham who was judged as winner.[1] She received two gold medals at the 1959 Pan American Games in Chicago.[2]

Cone set seven backstroke world records during her career.

Cone was inducted as an "Honor Swimmer" into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1984.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1956 Olympics – Melbourne, Australia – Swimming" (Retrieved on May 3, 2008)
  2. ^ "Swimming – Pan American Games – Women: 100 m Backstroke" (Retrieved on May 3, 2008)
  3. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Carin Cone (USA). Retrieved on October 4, 2012.

External links[edit]

  • Carin Cone – Olympic athlete profile at
  • Carin Cone (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame