Susan Doerr

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Susan Doerr
Personal information
Full name Susan Elizabeth Doerr
Nickname(s) "Susie"
Nationality  United States
Born January 13, 1945
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Died 1970
New York City
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight 110 lb (50 kg)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle, butterfly
Club Vesper Boat Club

Susan Elizabeth Doerr (born January 13, 1945) is an American former competition swimmer and world record-holder. She represented the United States as a 15-year-old at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, where she swam for the gold medal-winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the women's 4x100-meter freestyle relay.[1] She did not receive a medal, however, because only relay swimmers who competed in the event final were eligible under the 1960 Olympic rules.

Susan began her career in age group swimming in Philadelphia. She competed in her first United States Women's National Championships in the spring of 1959, representing Vesper Boat Club. She went onto be a leading member of Vesper when they clinched their first high point award at the 1961 United States Women's National Championships.

Susan graduated from Abington Friends School in Abington, PA in 1963. In 1967, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.

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External links[edit]

  • Susan Doerr – Olympic athlete profile at

Preceded by
Canada Mary Stewart
Women's 100-meter butterfly
world record-holder (long course)

August 12, 1961 – July 28, 1962
Succeeded by
Canada Mary Stewart