Burwell Jones

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Burwell Jones
Personal information
Full name Burwell Otis Jones
Nickname(s) "Bumpy"
National team  United States
Born (1933-03-23) March 23, 1933 (age 83)
Detroit, Michigan
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke, freestyle
College team University of Michigan

Burwell Otis Jones (born March 23, 1933) is an American former competition swimmer and Pan American Games champion.

At the 1951 Pan American Games held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he won the bronze medal in the men's 100-meter backstroke, and a gold medal in the men's 4×200-meter freestyle relay event, alongside teammates Dick Cleveland, Ronald Gora and Bill Heusner.

At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, Jones swam for the gold medal-winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the men's 4×200-meter freestyle relay. Although the U.S. team finished first, Jones did not receive a medal under the 1952 rules because he did not swim in the event final.

Jones attended the University of Michigan, where he swam for the Michigan Wolverines swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 1952 to 1954.

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References[edit]

  • Burwell Jones – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com