|Full name||Raymond Maurice Ruddy|
August 31, 1911|
New York, New York
|Died||December 4, 1938
New York, New York
|Stroke(s)||Freestyle, water polo|
|Club||New York Athletic Club|
|College team||Columbia University|
Raymond Maurice Ruddy (August 31, 1911 – December 4, 1938) was an American competition swimmer who represented the United States as a 16-year-old at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He competed in the men's 400-meter freestyle, and placed sixth in event final with a time of 5:25.0. He also finished fourth overall in the men's 1,500-meter freestyle in a time of 21:05.0.
Ruddy was born in New York City, the son of 1904 Olympic swimmer Joe Ruddy. He attended Columbia University in New York, where he was a member of the Columbia Lions swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition. He won the 1930 NCAA national championships in the 440-yard freestyle with a time of 4:55.6.
Ruddy died as a result of brain injuries sustained in an accident fall in 1938; he was 27 years old.
- Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Ray Ruddy. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
- Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games, Men's 400 metres Freestyle Final. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
- Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games, Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle Final. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
- Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Joe Ruddy. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
- HickokSports.com, Sports History, NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Champions. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
- "Ray Ruddy, Olympic Swim Star, Killed By Plunge Down a Flight of Stairs," The New York Times (December 5, 1938). Retrieved March 28, 2013.
- Ray Ruddy – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com