Edward Stickles

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Edward "Ted" Stickles
Personal information
Full name Edward Arnold Stickles
Nickname(s) Ted
Nationality  United States
Born (1942-04-07) April 7, 1942 (age 72)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Medley swimming

Edward "Ted" Stickles (born April 7, 1942) is an American competition swimmer and former world record-holder. He set many swimming records and was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1995. He was inducted into the Indiana University Hall of Fame in 1998.

Stickles swam with Doc Councilman's Indiana University swim team from 1962 to 1965. At one point during his career, he and his roommate, Hall of Famer Chet Jastremski, held a total of seven world records. Ted broke a total of nine world records in the individual medley in the early 1960s.

His sister, Terri Stickles, was an Olympic swimmer. Unfortunately, Ted developed tendinitis in his elbow and missed making the 1964 Olympic team. They would have been the first brother and sister to make an Olympic team.

Stickles was the swimming coach for the University of Illinois and Louisiana State University. He now resides in Louisiana.

Records[edit]

  • Four world records - 400m individual medley
  • Eight U.S. National AAU Championships - 200m individual medley, 400m individual medley.

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Records
Preceded by
Dennis Rounsaville
Men's 400-meter individual medley
world record-holder (long course)

July 1, 1961 – May 24, 1962
Succeeded by
Gerhard Hetz
Preceded by
Gerhard Hetz
Men's 400-meter individual medley
world record-holder (long course)

June 30, 1962 – October 12, 1963
Succeeded by
Gerhard Hetz
Preceded by
John McGill
Men's 200-meter individual medley
world record-holder (long course)

July 23, 1960 – August 19, 1961
Succeeded by
Dick Roth