Coralie O'Connor

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Coralie O'Connor
Personal information
Full name Coralie May O'Connor
National team  United States
Born (1934-05-01) May 1, 1934 (age 83)
Worcester, Massachusetts
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke
Club Lafayette Swim Club

Coralie May O'Connor (born May 1, 1934) is an American former competition swimmer who represented the United States at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.[1] O'Connor competed in the preliminary heats of the women's 100-meter backstroke and posted a time of 1:19.7.[1]

Three years later at the 1955 Pan American Games in Mexico City, O'Connor won a gold medal as a member of the first-place U.S. team in the women's 4×100-meter medley relay.[1][2] Her gold medal teammates included Mary Sears, Betty Mullen and Wanda Werner.[1] Individually, she also received a silver medal for finishing second in the women's 100-meter backstroke.[1][2]

Beginning in the 1960s, Coralie was for many years the coach of the Worcester Swim Club, a private competitive club that produced numerous prep and college swimmers.


  1. ^ a b c d e, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Coralie O'Connor. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  2. ^ a b, Sports History, Pan American Games Women's Swimming Medalists. Retrieved November 25, 2012.