|Full name||Catherine Mai-Lan Fox|
|National team||United States|
December 15, 1977 |
Roeland Park, Kansas
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Weight||119 lb (54 kg)|
|Club||Kansas City Blazers|
|College team||Stanford University|
She is of Vietnamese and European ethnicity. Her father, Thomas C. Fox (editor and former publisher of the National Catholic Reporter), worked in Vietnam for International Voluntary Services from 1966 to 1968, where he met Catherine's mother, To Kim Hoa, a social worker in Can Tho who married Fox and moved to the United States in 1972.
Fox competed at the 1995 Pan American Games and was a member of the gold medal-winning 4×200-meter freestyle relay team. She made the U.S. Olympic team for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta as a freestyle swimmer, and was a member of two gold-winning relay teams: the 4×100-meter freestyle (where she swam in the final) and the 4×100-meter medley (where she swam freestyle in a preliminary heat). Fox won a gold medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay, and bronze medals in the 100-meter freestyle and 100-meter backstroke, at the 1997 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships.
In 2006, she was named to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame.
- Mike DeArmond, "Free Spirit," Swimming World Magazine (June 1998). Retrieved December 10, 2015.
- Women's Swimming & Diving - Stanford University Official Athletic Site Archived 2007-01-25 at the Wayback Machine.
- Stanford University profile Archived 2007-01-25 at the Wayback Machine.
- Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Archived 2007-09-22 at the Wayback Machine.
- Catherine Fox – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com