Nancy Simons

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Nancy Simons
Personal information
Full name Nancy Joan Simons
Nationality  United States
Born (1938-05-20) May 20, 1938 (age 76)
Oakland, California
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club Chicago Town Club

Nancy Joan Simons Peterson (born May 20, 1938) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic medalist. She represented the United States as an eighteen-year-old at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, where she won a silver medal as a member of the second-place U.S. team in the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay with Sylvia Ruuska, Shelley Mann and Joan Rosazza.[1] She also competed individually in the women's 100-meter freestyle, but did not advance beyond the event semifinals.

She later married and took the last name Peterson.

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  • Nancy Simons – Olympic athlete profile at