Paul Hait

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Paul Hait
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Bennett, Hait, Clark en Gillanders after breaking the 4×100 m world record in the heats at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Full name Paul William Hait
Nationality  United States
Born (1940-05-25) May 25, 1940 (age 74)
Pasadena, California
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Breaststroke
Club Santa Clara Swim Club
College team Stanford University

Paul William Hait (born May 25, 1940) is an American former breaststroke swimmer, Olympic champion, and world record holder.

Hait won a gold medal in the 4×100 m medley relay at the 1960 Summer Olympics, where he swam in the preliminaries (with Steve Clark, Bob Bennett and Dave Gillanders) and in the final (with Frank McKinney, Lance Larson and Jeff Farrell), breaking the 4×100 m world record in both cases. Individually, he finished eighth in the 200 m breaststroke with a time of 2:41.4.[1]

Hait was the son-in-law of Charles Keating, Jr., NCAA swimming champion in 1946.[1]


  1. ^ a b Paul Hait – Olympic athlete profile at