Carin Cone

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Carin Cone
Personal information
Full name Carin Alice Cone
National team  United States
Born (1940-04-18) April 18, 1940 (age 77)
Huntington, New York
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 130 lb (59 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke

Carin Alice Cone (born April 18, 1940), also known by her married name Carin Cone Vanderbush, is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder.

She competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, where she received a silver medal in the women's 100-meter backstroke, having the same time (1:12.9 – new world record) as Judy Grinham who was judged as winner.[1] She received two gold medals at the 1959 Pan American Games in Chicago.[2]

Cone set seven backstroke world records during her career.

Cone was inducted as an "Honor Swimmer" into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1984.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1956 Olympics – Melbourne, Australia – Swimming" (Retrieved on May 3, 2008)
  2. ^ "Swimming – Pan American Games – Women: 100 m Backstroke" Archived March 28, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.– (Retrieved on May 3, 2008)
  3. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Carin Cone (USA). Retrieved on April 13, 2015.

External links[edit]

  • Carin Cone – Olympic athlete profile at
  • Carin Cone (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame