Susan von der Lippe

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Susan von der Lippe
Swimming event at the 1984 Summer Olympics.JPEG
Personal information
Full name Susan Gerard von der Lippe
Nationality  United States
Born (1965-07-05) July 5, 1965 (age 49)
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 146 lb (66 kg)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Breaststroke
College team Stanford University

Susan Gerard von der Lippe (born July 5, 1965), née Susan Gerard Rapp, is an American swimmer, Olympic medalist, and multiple masters world record holder.

She attended Stanford University, where she swam for the Stanford Cardinal swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Pacific-10 Conference competition.

Rapp first qualified for the 1980 Olympic games, but was unable to compete due to the United States-led boycott of the Olympic games hosted by the Soviet Union. Four years later at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, she had significant success. She won a silver medal for her second-place performance in the women's 200-meter breaststroke, finishing with a time of 2:31.15. She earned a gold medal by swimming for the winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the women's 4x100-meter medley relay. Individually, she also finished seventh in the final of the women's 100-meter breaststroke, recording a time of 1:11.45.[1]

Four years later at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, Rapp competed in the B Final of the women's 200-meter breaststroke, finishing thirteenth overall with a time of 2:32.90.[1]

At the age of 42, von der Lippe qualified for the 2008 United States Olympic Trials in the 100-meter breaststroke and 100-meter butterfly.[2]

As of 2014, von der Lippe holds 61 individual United States Masters Swimming pool records, across the 35-39, 40-44 and 45-49 age groups.[3] She holds Masters World records in breaststroke, butterfly, individual medley in the 40-44 and 45-49 age groups.[4][5]

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  • Susan Rapp – Olympic Games results at