Jeff Farrell

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Jeff Farrell
Personal information
Full name Felix Jeffery Farrell
Nickname(s) "Jeff"
Nationality  United States
Born (1937-02-28) February 28, 1937 (age 77)
Detroit, Michigan
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 70 kilograms (150 lb)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club Santa Barbara Swim Club
College team Yale University

Felix Jeffrey Farrell (born February 28, 1937) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in multiple relay events.

In 1960, six days after having an appendectomy, Farrell competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials.[1] He competed at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, where he received a gold medal in 4x100-meter medley relay, and in the 4x200-meter freestyle.[2] He received a gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle at the 1959 Pan American Games in Chicago.

Farrell is a multiple United States Masters Swimming world-record holder, and has held the fastest national times in his age group in dozens of events over past decades.[3] He was photographed for and featured in ESPN's "The Body" issue in 2010.[1]

Farrell was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1968.

Farrell is still swimming and setting world records for Masters Swimming. See:

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External links[edit]

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