- For the curler, see Susan Seitz
|Full name||Susan Marie Shields|
February 3, 1952 |
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||132 lb (60 kg)|
|Club||Plantation Swim Club|
Susan Marie Shields (born February 3, 1952) is a former American swimmer and Olympic medalist. She represented the United States as a 16-year-old at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, where she received a bronze medal for her third-place performance in the 100-meter butterfly, finishing behind Australian Lyn McClements and fellow American Ellie Daniel.
Shields was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, but moved to Louisville, Kentucky with her family at a young age. She retired from competition swimming after graduating from high school. She later earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Louisville, and has worked as a teacher and swim coach.
- Sports-Reference.com, Olympics Sports, Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games: Women's 100 metres butterfly. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
- Margaret Farnham, "Olympic memories are preserved in bronze," Toeldo Blade, pp. G1 & G2 (August 21, 1988). Retrieved October 14, 2012.
- Susan Shields – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com
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