Carolyn Green

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Carolyn Green
Personal information
Full name Carolyn Virginia Green
Nationality  United States
Born (1933-11-06) November 6, 1933 (age 81)
Germantown, Pennsylvania
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club Fort Lauderdale Swim Association

Carolyn Virginia Green (born November 6, 1933) is an American former competition swimmer and two-time Pan American Games gold medalist.

Green represented the United States as an 18-year-old at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.[1] She competed in the women's 400-meter freestyle, advanced to the event final, and finished fourth in a time of 5:16.5.[1][2]

Green also swam in two consecutive Pan American Games.[1][3] At the 1951 Pan American Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she won a gold medal as a member of the winning U.S. team in the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay, together with American teammates Jackie LaVine, Betty Mullen and Sharon Geary.[1][3] Individually, she received a silver medal for her second-place performance in the women's 400-meter freestyle.[3] Four years later at the 1955 Pan American Games in Mexico City, she again won a gold medal in the women's 4×100-meter freestyle, this time with teammates Judith Roberts, Wanda Werner and Gretchen Gluter.[1][3] Once again, she also won a silver medal in the women's 400-meter freestyle.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Carolyn Green. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  2. ^, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games, Women's 400 metres Freestyle Final. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e, Sports History, Pan American Games Women's Swimming Medalists. Retrieved November 24, 2012.

External links[edit]

  • Carolyn Green – Olympic athlete profile at