Jody Alderson

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Jody Alderson
Personal information
Full name Joan Alderson
Nickname(s) "Jody"
National team  United States
Born (1935-03-05) March 5, 1935 (age 80)
Chicago, Illinois
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 130 lb (59 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Chicago Town Club

Joan Alderson (born March 5, 1935) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic medalist. As a 17-year-old, Alderson represented the United States at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.[1] She received a bronze medal as a member of the third-place U.S. team in the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay, together with teammates Jackie LaVine, Marilee Stepan and Evelyn Kawamoto.[1][2] Individually, she also competed in the women's 100-meter freestyle and finished fifth in the event final with a time of 1:07.1.[1][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Jody Alderson. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  2. ^, Olympic Sports, United States Swimming at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  3. ^, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games, Women's 100 metres Freestyle Final. Retrieved November 24, 2012.

External links[edit]

  • Jody Alderson – Olympic athlete profile at