Carolyn House

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Carolyn House
Personal information
Nationality  United States
Born (1945-08-23) August 23, 1945 (age 68)
Los Angeles, California
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight 110 lb (50 kg)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club Los Angeles Athletic Club

Carolyn House (born August 23, 1945) is an American former competition swimmer and former world record-holder. At the age of 15, she competed in the preliminary heats of the women's 400-meter freestyle at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, clocking a time of 5:00.7.

During a ten-day span in August 1962, she broke the world records in both the 800-meter and 1,500-meter freestyle events. On August 16, 1962, she set a new world record of 9:51.6 in the 800-meter freestyle, On August 26, 1962, she established a new world mark of 18:44.0 for the 1,500-meter freestyle, cutting 18.8 seconds off the old mark. Both records would survive until July 1964, almost two years later.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Carolyn House – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com


Records
Preceded by
Sweden Margareta Rylander
Women's 1,500-meter freestyle
world record-holder (long course)

August 16, 1962 – July 30, 1964
Succeeded by
United States Patty Caretto
Preceded by
Sweden Jane Cederqvist
Women's 800-meter freestyle
world record-holder (long course)

August 26, 1962 – July 30, 1964
Succeeded by
United States Patty Caretto