Becky Collins

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Becky Collins
Becky Collins and Tineke Lagerberg 1961.jpg
Collins (left) and Tineke Lagerberg in 1961
Personal information
Born 1944 (age 72–73)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly, medley

Rebecca Collins (born 1944) is a retired American swimmer. On July 20, 1958, she set a new world record in the individual 200 m medley. One year later, on July 19, 1959, she broke the world record of Tineke Lagerberg in the 200 m butterfly. She lost that record to Marianne Heemskerk in 1960, but took it back in 1961. She was also part of the US relay team that set a new world record in the 4×100 m medley at the 1959 Pan American Games.[1] She won another gold medal at those games, in the 100 m butterfly. Between 1959 and 1961 she won seven national titles in individual butterfly and medley events.[2]

After marriage she changed her last name to Furst.[2]

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  1. ^ "U.S. Women Break Swimming Record: Dutch Time Eclipsed". The Times. 1959-09-08. p. 16.
  2. ^ a b Becky Collins.